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Helen Marie Leggett Sheppard

Services for Helen Marie Leggett Sheppard, of Brookhaven, are 11a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church inSontag with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 7 p.m. with family presentfrom 6 until 7 p.m. at Williams Mortuary.

Mrs. Sheppard, 66, died Aug. 17, 2008, at her residence. She wasborn in Sontag on March 23, 1942, to the Rev. James P. Leggett andEstee Martin Leggett.

She was disabled. She was a member of Pine Grove MissionaryBaptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her sisters, DorothyPorter and Armergene Smith; a granddaughter, Donekia Sheppard; hernephews, Rodger Allen and Jermiah Leggett.

Survivors are her daughters, Alice Thompson and husband, Arthur,Jacqueline Woods and husband, J.D., Carol Ann Smith, all ofBrookhaven, Patricia Sheppard and Annette Sheppard, both ofMoultrie, Ga.; a son, Elmer Lee Leggett, of Brookhaven; hersisters, Cola McGee and husband, the Rev. Walter, Myrtis Brown andhusband, Charles, Mary Allen and husband, Malcolm, all of Sontag,Betty Stingley, of Madison, Fannie Black, Clementine Black andhusband, Hollis, and Nicole Martin, all of Brookhaven; herbrothers, James C. Leggett and wife, Marian, of Meadville, JessieLeggett and wife, Deborah, Samuel Leggett and wife, Debbie, all ofBrookhaven, Kenneth Leggett and wife, Mary, and Calvin Leggett andwife, Lula, all of Sontag; her seven grandchildren, her threegreat-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relativesand friends.