Jeanette Shepard, born November 24, 1939 in LaFollette, TN, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017. Jeanette attended LaFollette High School and worked at Levi Strauss and Company until she retired. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend who enjoyed 77 wonderful year of life and lived it well.
She is preceded in death by her son, Alan Shepard; mother, Sadie Young Davenport; father, Eddie Gillard, Sr.; brother, Jack Davenport; sister, Mary Emma Jackson; son-in-law, Curtis Hedgepeth, Sr. and brother-in-law, Floyd Allen.
Left to cherish her memory
Daughters: Phyllis Hedgepeth, Nashville, TN
Sadie Jeanell Shepard
Vivian (Ernest) Hartsell, all of Knoxville
Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren
Sisters: Georgia Mae Allen, Detroit, Mich
Victoria (Glen) Paris
Brothers: James (Shirley) and Charles Davenport
Bobby (Mildred), John (Joyce), Robbie and Eddie Gillard
A host of other family, friends, and special friends
Friday, March 31, 2017, the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with funeral to follow at Fern Street Baptist Church at 121 Fern Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Pastor Gregory Sawyer, officiant and Pastor Dexter Jordan, eulogist.
Interment will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Highland South Cemetery where a white dove release will conclude the service. Flowers may be delivered to the church the day of the service. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283.
Courtesy of Cross-Smith Funeral Home, LaFollette, TN