Gloria Mitchel Shepard

Published 10:13 am Monday, March 28, 2016

Gloria Mitchell Shepard

March 26, 2016

Gloria Mitchell Shepard, 75, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016.

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The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brian Hatchett officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes, P. O. Box 329, Palmetto, GA 30268.

Gloria was born August 1, 1940 in Amsterdam, Ga., the daughter of Claude Mitchell and Mary Emma King Mitchell. She was a graduate of Attapulgus High School, Class of 1958, and Marsh Business College. Gloria served her community in many capacities over the years, from Dr. Edwin Griffin’s office to Hurt Paint and Body, as a trustee for Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes for over 20 years, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Gloria was quite a character. She was one of the most well-dressed women in Bainbridge,  never leaving her home not dressed to the nines regardless of the occasion. She loved her dogs, especially Smokey, and was known to serve him t-bone steaks from Eastside Grocery. Gloria’s friendly personality brought sunshine to a rainy day. She loved unconditionally and devoted herself to caring for her family and friends. She was part of a special group of women, The Golden Girls, that model what friendship really is.

Survivors include her son, Glenn Shepard and his wife, Cindy, of Nashville, Tenn.; her sister-in-law, Patricia Shepard of Bainbridge and her nephew, Scott Shepard of Dothan, Ala.. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband of 55 years, Danny Shepard