Gwendolyn Mae Shephard

Gwendolyn M. Shephard was born on October 19, 1948 to Richard and Ernestine (Wade) Shephard. Gwendolyn, affectionately known as Gwennie or Gwen was preceded in death by her mother, Ernestine Shephard and brother, Richard (Gill) Shephard. Gwen was the first born of four siblings. She departed this life on July 2, 2018 and is survived by her father, Richard N. Shephard and brothers Michael A. Shephard and Ricky K. Shephard, niece, Chanae Allen, great nieces and nephew, Tatika Allen, Tasia Allen and Tahj Robinson; uncles, Frank (Maggie) Wade, Los Angeles, CA; aunts, Georgia L. Bennett, Jean Hawkins Joyce Shephard and Darlene Baldwin all of Columbus, Ohio and a host of other relatives, cousins and friends.

Gwendolyn was reared in The Church of Christ, Apostolic Faith, 1200 Brentnell Ave., Columbus, OH. She graduated from East High School and was a bus driver for the Columbus Public School System.

Gwen loved to sing. She participated in many choirs. Her favorite song was “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

After the passing of her mother, Gwennie became the devoted caretaker of her brother, Ricky. She truly loved him. He was like a son to her. Gwen was also generous and instrumental to children…. She would often take them shopping.

Gwen loved to bake and cook. Her fried chicken, macaroni salad, green olives and tomatoes with Hellman or Miracle Whip dressing was her favorite.

Gwendolyn M. Shepherd was loved by her family and friends. She will be missed by all.

Visitation 12:00pm and Funeral 1:00pm Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Evans family :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    In the loss of your love one, may the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your hearts. Know that death pain and mourning will soon be gone forever. God’s words give us the best comfort.
    Romans 15:4

  2. William and Sheila Butler :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Family!

  3. Brenda kelley :

    My Prayers and thoughts are with the Shepard family. God bless all of you.
    Brenda (Davis) Kelley

  4. Ronald Hairston :

    Gwendolyn aka Gwen aka Gwennie aka Little Gwennie was something else!! She kept us in stiches whenever she was around. We were almost thrown out of some resturants because of the raucous laughter from our table. I am praying for you and your family.

  5. Laura Morton :

    With heartfelt sympathy in the lost of your love one may God comfort and strengthen in your time of sorrow.

    With Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Laura Morton and Family

  6. SYLVIA HOOPER :

    TO GWEN’S FAMILY, SO SORRY TO HEAR OF GWEN’S PASSING. , SHE WAS ALWAYS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY. I WORKED WITH HER MANY YEARS AGO AS A BUS DRIVER FOR COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOLS. SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS YOU.
    SYLVIA HOOPER AND FAMILY

  7. Jackie Fowlkes :

    May our condolences bring comfort to the Shephard family and may our prayers ease the pain on the passing of Cuz Gwennie.
    May God put her in a special place where she will be watching the people who loved and cherished her!

    Cousins Rachel, Jackie, Charles, Gregory & Rhonda from Los Angeles, CA.

  8. Bishop & Mrs Howard Tillman :

    Praise be too The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all Comfort. II Corinthians 1:3
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. When we saw the picture of Gwen and that big Smile it brought back many good memories and fun times. Hold on to all those memories that only families remember. No one can take them away from you.
    God be with you.

  9. Marsha Ball Calloway :

    Dear Family of Gwendolyn,
    I am so sorry for your lost. We grew up together on Oak St. She lived right next door at the corner of Oak and Morrison. We had so much fun in grade school. I had a playroom on the third floor and we would hang out all afternoon if we were playing in Franklin.
    I pray that God will bless you and give you peace.

  10. Dianthia Lowry :

    Gwennie I miss you so! My “bestest” friend you would always say. I miss the 50 mile trips, the state fairs, and how we used to sit together in all the choirs we sung in. Those were the days…. we will sing together again in the sweet by and by. I am praying for your family that the God of all comfort will comfort them as they miss you. We will meet again my friend, rest in the arms of Jesus.

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