John Shephard

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John Benjamin Shephard, 46, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017.
John was born on October 24, 1970 in Columbus, OH and was a lifelong area resident. He worked for the Railroad for two years, and left due to a job related injury. He enjoyed traveling, watching football, and basketball. John’s favorite teams were Pittsburgh Steelers, University of Alabama Crimson Tide, and New York Knicks. John really loved taking care of his yard.
John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Willie Odale Shephard.
John is survived by his son Marquis Antwan Johnson; sisters, Viloa Williams, Noreda (Rico) Williams; brothers, Clarence Williams, Thomas-Earl (Melita) Williams, Anthony Williams, Herb Williams, Larry (Mary) Williams. She is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation 9am and Funeral 10am on Saturday October 28, 2017 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate

Online Obituary Donation in memory of John Shephard

Condolence Messages

  1. Herb, my prayers and condolences to you and your family in your time of sorrow. As we know and understand he has the whole world in his hands. In times like these we count on that more then ever. Be strong and of good courage my brother.

    Steven Boyd and Family

  2. To The Shephard & Willaims Family’s.
    My Condolences on the passing of John John he was a real nice person whom i had the pleasure of knowing most of our life’s we all grew up in Southfield where everyone knew everyone he will be missed seeing him sitting on the porch or riding down Fairwood on his Scooter Rest In Heaven My Friend.
    Prayers Going Out To The Family’s.

  3. Betty & Darryl Pinkney

    Our sincere Condolence goes out to the entire Williams/Shephard family. John-John shared himself freely and with all that he had. He was a Caring friend to me, my sons and two of my grandchildren – often taking time to just sit and talk and help with whatever he could. And he did not limited himself with just us, but others in the Southfield community. A watchman on the block. Like you, we are at a loss – a void. May God Bless and Heaven smile on you…Giving Grace, Comfort and Peace.

  4. To the shepherd and Williams family. My condolences are sent out to the family. John was a neighbor and a very good friend and neighbor. He will be truly missed. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal you are in my thoughts and in my prayer

  5. John John will truly be missed. He was very kind and always said hello to folks out in the neighborhood. May he rest in peace! Condolences to family and friends. I am truly sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you during this difficult time. Hold onto your good memories and know that John is at peace.

  6. To the family of John, you have my condolences in your loss. Death is one of the most difficult situations we must face. At Revelation 21:4, God promises “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” May your faith in God’s promises get you through this difficult time.

  7. With a heavy heart I would like to would like to extend my deepest condolences to the Shepard/Williams family. May the peace of God cover you all through your loss, and comfort you in your grieving.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. We never get used to losing the ones we love. The Bible calls death an enemy, one that God will soon do away with. (1 Corinthians 15:26) Until then, take comfort in knowing that he is resting in peace awaiting the time to be reunited with those whom he equally loves in a beautiful paradise earth. (John 5:28,29) May this hope comfort you in the days to come.

  9. John John will be truly missed but Never Forgotten! He and Darryl were best friends and shortly afterwards, John John became Family to us and will forever be Family to us!

    Herb Pinkney

  10. Charbeth Hall/Cooke

    To the Shepherd and Williams Family

    John John left his mark here in Southfield by his kindness and love he showed to all who came his way. The Hall’s send their deepest condolences to the family . He will be sorely missed.

  11. I knew John when he worked @ Franklin County Board of DD, West Central School, he was such a nice young man and great personality. always offering to help in some way. All of us at
    West Central School are sorry for your loss.

  12. My condolences to the Williams family. My heart and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

  13. Sorry for your loss john was my good friend. I will miss our great conversations rest in heaven my friend.

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