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Judy A. Shepherd

Ms. Judy “Jazzy” Shepherd was born September 4, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio to Mary Waldon and Homer Flemister. She graduated from East High School. She obtained her Business Management Degree from Mansfield Business College in 1983, her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration at Bliss College in 1986, then went on to receive her masters Degree in Business Administration at Urbana University in 1990. She worked as a Traveling Nurse. She became an Ordained Minister in 2010.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Mary and Homer Flemister, some sisters and brothers, best friends; Carmella and Wanda.

She is survived by her sons; Michael (Michelle) Flemister and Rondell (Katie) Hager, daughters; Michelle Flemister, Nikki (Charles) Shepherd and Cherronne (Julius) Flemister. She also leaves to cherish her memory, special great grandchildren; Justice, Jaleah, Jamison, 15 grandchildren, sisters and brothers and God children; Juli-auna, Arie, Angel and James.

Jazzy was a beautiful person inside and out. She cared so deeply for the people around her. She was kind, passionate and made everyone smile. She made an impact on many lives and will forever be missed. Until we meet again!

Visitation 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Thursday June 15, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Shepherd Family, visit

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