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Maida Willett Shepard, 94

Maida Willett Shepard
Maida Willett Shepard

WILMINGTON — Maida Willett Shepard, 94, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at her home. She was born Sept. 15, 1924, to Jake K. Willett and Mittie Carroll Willett.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Richard Shepard Sr.; great grandchild, Malachi Greene; great-great grandchild, Brantley McCallion; two sisters, Mary Pierce and Doris Williams; and three brothers, Leon Willett, Jake Willett and Leroy Willett.

She is survived by her daughters, Frances Furlough, and her husband, Alan, and Raye Brinson, and her husband, Jim; son, John Richard “Ricky” Shepard, and his wife, Mary; five grandchildren, Angie Saunders, and her husband, Keith, Shelia Griffin, Lori McCallion, and her husband, Jim, Jackie Blake, and her husband, Jeff, and Kim Parker, and her husband, Steve; 11 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Christine Brown and Louise Corbett; special stepson, Robert Shepard, and his wife, Susie; many other stepchildren, step- grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, at Oleander Memorial Gardens with Pastor David Bays and Roy Willett officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cape Fear Hospice or charity of your choice.

Share online condolences with the family at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service.

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