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Thaddeus "Donnie" Donnell Sheppard

May 14, 1951 — May 26, 2024

LaGrange, NC

As I journey through the land, singing as I go,
Pointing souls to Calvary—to the crimson flow,
Many arrows pierce my soul from without, within;
But my Lord leads me on; through Him, I must win.

With heavy hearts, we, the Staff and management of R. Swinson Funeral Services, announce the transition of Mr. Thaddeus Sheppard of 106 W. Boundary Street, LaGrange, NC, who entered into eternal rest on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at his home. 

Homegoing Celebration will be held 12-noon Saturday, June 1, 2024, from the Victory and Dominion Church with Pastor Charlie Howell, Jr. as the eulogist. Burial will follow the services in the Sheppard-Williams Family Cemetery {Hookerton, NC}. A public visitation will be held 4-6 p.m. Friday evening at the Robert Swinson Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Sheppard is survived by his fiancee- Doris Myers, of the home. His sons- Jamaul Sheppard of Goldsboro; Donald Sheppard of Youngstown, Ohio, and Bryan Sheppard of Staten Island, NY, Al Myers and Eric Myers, both of LaGrange, NC, Michael Myers of Grifton; Daughters- Winifred Sheppard, Jessica Sheppard, Claudette Sheppard Pierre, all of Goldsboro, NC, Terica McDowell of LaGrange, and Devona Nicole Lewis of Newbern. Brothers- Edwin Sheppard, of Wilson, NC; Curtis Sheppard, of Hookerton; Thurmond Sheppard, Zebedee Sheppard, and Raymond Sheppard Jr., all of Kinston, NC. Sisters- Shirley Ellison of Hookerton, Triva Mason of Maury, and Vetrius Sutton of Snow Hill, NC. Thaddeus also leaves behind 28 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Please keep the Sheppard and all connected families in your thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time.

Oh, I Want To See Him! 
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Service Schedule

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Friday, May 31, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

R. Swinson Funeral Service

208 E Blount St, Kinston, NC 28501

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Victory & Dominion Church

State Rd 1438, Snow Hill, NC 28580

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