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Edith ‘Iris’ Sheppard Mallard, 89, prayer warrior known for her unconditional love

Edith 'Iris' Sheppard Mallard
Edith ‘Iris’ Sheppard Mallard

Edith “Iris” Sheppard Mallard, 89, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Travis Mallard and Stephen Charles Mallard; and grandson, Wayne Decker.

She is survived by her son, David Mallard; and three daughters, Dawn Galloway (Kelly), Dee Hill (Tony) and Ruth Decker (Danny); grandchildren, Michelle, Justin, Evie, Joey, Emily, Ashley, Cassie and Lindsey; 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Peggy Hodges; brothers, Reid Sheppard, Bill Sheppard and Jay Sheppard; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She leaves behind a rich legacy of her love of God and her family. She will be most remembered for being a mighty prayer warrior until the very end of her life. We were all blessed with her unconditional love and care.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, with family greeting friends and relatives beginning at 5 p.m. at Brookfield Church of God, 131 Elliott Drive, Wilmington. The memorial service will be officiated by Pastor Jerry Andrews.

Share online condolences with the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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