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James "Jimmy" Edward Sheppard, Jr.

June 24, 1948 January 15, 2021
James "Jimmy" Edward Sheppard, Jr.
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Obituary for James "Jimmy" Edward Sheppard, Jr.
James "Jimmy" Edward Sheppard, Jr. passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at his residence in Jackson, MS. He was 72. Jimmy was born in Jackson, MS on June 24, 1948 to the late James E. and Laura Rich Sheppard. He was a hard worker, talented builder and devoted family man. He was President of Mississippi Home Builders Association and Vice President of Sheppard Building Supply. Jimmy was an avid golfer with quirky habits on the golf course that will be remembered by all who knew him, he was fun to be around and make anyone crack a smile. He was a loving father and adored his grandchildren, he will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Jimmy is survived by his sons, Brent Edward Sheppard (Emily) of Memphis, TN and James E. “Chip” Sheppard, III (Caitlin) of Jackson, MS; daughter, Lori Craft (David) of Canton, MS; brother, Mike Sheppard of Brandon, MS; sisters, Diane Pittman (Don) of Pontotoc, MS and Michelle Sheppard of Miami, FL; grandchildren, Edi Craft, Sarah Cathryn and Ellen Sheppard.
A memorial service will be held at Sebrell Funeral Home on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 11 AM with Rev. Jim Hitt officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Jimmy Sheppard’s name acknowledgements go to Lori Craft 1498 E Peace St, Canton, MS 39046
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Private Family Memorial Service




11:00 AM 1/18/2021 11:00:00 AM
Sebrell Funeral Home

425 Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Sebrell Funeral Home
425 Northpark Drive Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

acknowledgements go to Lori Craft 1498 E Peace St, Canton, MS 39046

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