Shelby Jean Sheppard, 77, of Candor, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Woodhaven Court Nursing Facility in Albemarle.

A funeral service was held 11 a.m., Monday, September 2, 2019 at Briggs-Candor Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Candor Cemetery.

Ms. Sheppard was born December 13, 1941 in Montgomery County, daughter of Paul and Edna Hargett Sheppard. She was of the Baptist faith. Ms. Sheppard was preceded in death by son, Glen “Shep” Parnell; grandson, Cameron Parnell; brothers, Dorris Shepard and Paul Sheppard; and sister, Brenda Sheppard.

She is survived by daughters, Judi Sheppard Shaw of Troy and Barbara S. Haywood of Troy; son, David Parnell and wife Honor of Ft. Mill, S.C.; sister, Nancy Allred and husband Donald of Candor; brothers, Ronald Shepard and wife Pearl of Star, Donald Sheppard and wife Joyce of Troy, Frank Sheppard and wife Lynn of Mt. Airy and John Sheppard of Troy; grandchildren, Brandi Hernandez (Denny), Colby Parnell (Amanda), Joseph McCurry (Andrea) and Robert Haywood; great-grandchildren, Parker Gregory, Wesley and Gunner Hernandez and Keaton Parnell; and several special nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family requests no flowers and memorials to be made to The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251 or the Montgomery County Humane Society, 442 Landfill Rd, Mt Gilead, NC 27306.

Briggs-Candor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at