SCOTTS HILL — Betty Ann Piver Sheppard, 88, of Scotts Hill passed peacefully into the hands of her Lord on September 3, 2021, after a brief illness.
Betty Ann was born on March 25, 1933, to Juanita Ava and Robert MacDonald Piver.
She grew up in Wilmington, graduated from New Hanover High School, and went on to attend Salem College. She married George J. Sheppard, Jr., also of Wilmington, with whom she had three children.
She spent many years working for North Carolina National Bank, then retired to Scotts Hill, NC, where she attended Scotts Hill Methodist Church and spent many years volunteering at the Good Samaritan House charity of the church.
She was preceded in death by an older brother, Robert M. (Don) Piver Jr., and a younger sister, Mary Nell Piver Bowden, and is survived by her three children: Juanita Ann (Jan) Sheppard, George J. (Shep) Sheppard III, Joseph D. (Doug) Sheppard, and two brothers: Elliot Snow Piver and Forrest Lee Piver, all of Wilmington, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Good Samaritan House of Scott’s Hill United Methodist Church, or Lower Cape Fear Lifecare Hospice of Wilmington.
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