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1932 Joyce 2021

Mrs. Joyce Shepard

November 11, 1932 — July 4, 2021

Mrs. Joyce Shepard, 88, of Phenix City, AL passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021 at her home.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm (EST) Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Vance Brooks Funeral Home in Phenix City, AL with Rev. Mitchell Smith officiating.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, one hour before the service, at the funeral home.  Honorary pallbearers will be Rives Poss, Anthony Campbell, Andy Matusevich, Dewey Matusevich, Chris Campbell, Mark Campbell, Jeff Shepard, Richard Campbell, Brad Matusevich, Don Wells and Gary Bratton.

Mrs. Shepard was born November 11, 1932 in Clio, AL, daughter of the late Ellis Smith and Lilla Moats Smith.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and attending her Bible study classes.  Mrs. Shepard was a long time member of Crawford Road Baptist Church.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Don Shepard; a daughter, Sandra Shepard Shelton; two sisters, Margaret Poss and Barbara Stecher; two brothers, Ray Smith and Gene Smith.

She is survived by a son, Steve Shepard and wife Loree of Valley, AL; three grandchildren, Tressa Russell and husband Robert, Savannah Jeter and husband William and Abby Shepard; two great-grandchildren, Jackson Jeter and Jameson Jeter; a son-in-law, Berry Shelton; sisters-in-law, Merel Smith, Louise Smith, Betty Shepard and Margaret Campbell; nieces, Tina Wakefield, Hilda Jean Smith, Shannan Shepard-Long, Kathy Matusevich, Ann Campbell-Rasco, Evelyn Sharp and Gina Blankenship; other extended family and friends.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to St. Luke School Annual Fund, 318 11th St., Columbus, GA 31901, Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund, 5500 Lee Road 270, Valley, AL 36854 or Crawford Road Baptist Church Building Fund, 2706 US  Hwy 80, Phenix City, AL 36870.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, July 10, 2021

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC

431 East 280 Bypass, Phenix City, AL 36867

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Service

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC

431 East 280 Bypass, Phenix City, AL 36867

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Cemetery

Saturday, July 10, 2021

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