Esther Mae Sheppard - Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery

January 23, 2017

SHEPPARD-ESTHERA graveside service for Esther Mae Sheppard will be held 10:00 on Tuesday, 01/24/2017 from Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Oct. 23, 1934-Jan. 20, 2017
Esther Mae Worrell Sheppard was born October 23, 1934. She was the third of four children to Johnnie Edger Worrell and Lillie Mae (Taylor) Worrell of Mobile, Alabama. She died in Theodore, Alabama on January 20, 2017. She was employed at Bellingrath Gardens and Home until retirement. She married Billy Fred Sheppard in 1952 and they were married until his death in 1991. She is survived by her sister Jonnie Faye Lamb of Huntsville, Alabama; her three daughters Sandy Potts, Angie (Eric) Melton, Sam (Tony) Pirkle; her son Freddy (Faye) Sheppard; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10:00 at Mobile Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers include Eric Melton, Terry Potts, Jason Potts, Luke Ferguson, Mike Sanspree, and Tony Pirkle.

Interment arrangements by Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, 6100 Three Notch Rd., Mobile, AL 36619 | 251-661-1333

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3 thoughts on “Esther Mae Sheppard”

  • So sorry for your loss ,I really liked her and enjoyed being around her. Sue and I always felt welcome and special when we were in her presence. God bless . Jimgurley

  • Angie, Sandy, Sam and Freddy- so sorry for your loss! As kids, we visited your house alot and I adored both of your parents (and Uncle Tom Dan and Auntie Verlie) but Esther was my favorite person! She handled kids and Billy and horses without breaking a sweat! I loved visiting there and am so so sorry I lost touch with her. God bless you all-you will be in my prayers and my heart! Love, Carol Ann

  • Lots of fun down on Fowl River with Bill & Esther & the gang. Remember sking on the river, chasing flamingos in Freddies’ johnboat, tearing around the backlot in that sawed-off VW, Esther giving shots to that gaggle of Fox Terriers, helping Uncle Bill with boathouses, and crushing a little on my pretty cousin Sandy. I remember stealing watermelons with Freddie in the middle of the night, walking them about a mile down the road to the treehouse, cutting those things open, and finding out they were too green to eat. That was a fun household, and Esther was in the middle of it all. My Auntie took care of me and always made me feel welcome…..loved those days down on the river—-good memories from my childhood.
    Dad and Mom have been gone for a some time now, so I totally empathize with you guys. You were in my heart then, and you’re still there now. I love you all and I pray that The Father would keep you in His Heart and give you peace. God bless you always.


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