Johnnie Kate Shepherd
Funeral services for Johnnie Kate Shepherd, of Union, are today, Sept. 1, 2017, at 11 a. m. at Linwood Baptist Church with burial at Linwood Cemetery in Neshoba County. Rev. Mike Skinner and Rev. Steve Robinson will officiate the services. McClain-Hays Funeral Service in Philadelphia is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be today, Sept. 1, 2017, from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Mrs. Shepherd, 94, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at Neshoba County General Hospital. She was a native of Neshoba County and a longtime resident of Brookhaven. She moved back to the Linwood community of Neshoba in the early ‘70s, where she operated Linwood Grocery & Laundromat with her husband until they retired. She was a lifetime member of Linwood Baptist Church where she was active in WMU and related church activities. In retirement she most loved her church, growing camellias, traveling and watching NBA basketball.
She was preceded in death by her husband, V. B. Shepherd; an infant daughter, Glenda Kay; parents, Bill and Gertie McNair; sisters, Corrie Belk and Audine Clark; and brothers, Jack, Davis and Hugh McNair.
Survivors are numerous nieces, nephews and their families.