Reece Wilkinson Sheppard, 83, of Bardin, passed from this life on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Bardin, Reece was an active member of Etoniah Primitive Baptist Church in Bardin. She worked years at Georgia Pacific as a machine operator in the bag factory division. Reece enjoyed working in her yard, watching the birds and squirrels and loved to cook. In her younger years, she enjoyed hunting and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Romie Wilkinson and Ruth Dixon Wilkinson, a son, Tommy Lee Sheppard, a daughter, Gloria Cumbo, a grandson, Tommy Lee Cumbo and several brothers and sisters.
Reece is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Stone (Kenny) of Bardin, a son-in-law, Randy Cumbo (Melissa Russell) of Bardin, 3 grandchildren, Jason Cumbo, Justin Cumbo (Penney) and Brandy Sheppard and 2 great-grandchildren, Dacey Cumbo and Kylee Sheppard.
Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, February 16, 2018 at Etoniah Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Ralph Cobb officiating. Burial will follow at Etoniah Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 P.M. at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Reece’s Book of Memories page at www.JohnsonOverturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.