Tuesday, December 28, 1937 - Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Mrs. Margaret Dingler Sheppard, a resident of Dothan, formerly of Lineville, AL passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law. She was 79.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in the McCollum Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Teddy Avery officiating and Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing.
Mrs. Sheppard was born December 28, 1937 to the late John Thomas and Roxie McCollum Dingler. She was a member of McCollum Baptist Church. Margaret was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
In addition to her parents, her husband, Ralph E. Sheppard; four sisters: Geneva Worthy, Bobbie Adams, Mary Yates and Marie Maddox; three brothers: Clyde, Junior and Kermit Dingler all preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Sheila Avery (Teddy), Dothan; one son, Jimmy Sheppard (Patty), Fort Walton Beach, FL; two granddaughters: Brooke Matthew (Steven), Huntingdon Camridgeshire, England and Tabitha Enfinger (Troy), Spanish Fort, AL; one grandson, Brian Sheppard (Penny), Fort. Walton Beach, FL; one great granddaughter, Avery Matthew; three great grand-sons: Austin Sheppard, Brenden Matthew and Talon Enfinger; one sister, Hazel Adams, Lineville, AL; one brother, Jimmy Dingler (Melba), Ponchatoula, LA; several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.
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Dear Sheppard family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Margaret. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.
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