Bennie Joseph Shepard, 48, of Jacksonville, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Onslow Memorial Hospital.
Born on December 14, 1968 in Pender County, he was a son of Faye Lanier Shepard of Beulaville and the late Bennie Rhue Shepard. He was also predeceased by a brother, Rex Brandon Shepard.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his girlfriend, Karen Jenkins of Jacksonville; and his children, Wade Shepard and Brittany Nelson, both of Stafford, VA.
A graveside service will be 11 am Tuesday at Onslow Memorial Park with Bishop India Early officiating.
Onslow Memorial Park
Tuesday July 11th, 2017
3280 Richlands Highway
Jacksonville, NC 28540
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I am so sorry for your loss, sickness and death is an enemy of God, he promises to do away with sickness and death one day soon. Revelation 21: 3,4. The God of the Bible is a loving God who can provide comfort to the mourning ones, those lowly in heart and provide encouragement and strength. 2 Corinthians. 1: 3,4.
May comfort and peace be with your family and friends.
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In our lives it is rare to come across someone who would gladly do anything they can to help you, often times knowing themselves they were left with less. And not often enough do we cross paths with someone who was the same person on Saturday night as they were on Sunday morning. Joey you are as real as they come. I am truly honored and proud to call you a friend. God Bless
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Dear Faye and family... I am so very sorry to learn of your loss of Bennie.
Fortunately, death is only a temporary part of life. Jesus promised us a wonderful resurrection of the dead (John 5:28,29/1 Thessalonians 4:13, 14), so we have the hope of being reunited with our deceased loved ones. In the meantime, even though the pain of loss through death may sometimes seem insurmountable, rest assured that God will give you the strength necessary to endure the coming months (Psalm 46:1).
Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences and please do feel free to contact me.
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