Roosevelt "Rock" Sheppard the son of the late Novella Sheppard and Nathaniel Thomas Sr. was born on November 10, 1953. He spent his childhood in Lake City, FL and was educated in the Columbia County school system. After his graduation he joined the United States Army
where he served his country diligently. He later returned to Lake City and was gainfully employed at the VA Medical Center and NEFSH respectively.
He accepted Christ in his life and had a renewed energy for God. He joined Olivet Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend R.V. Walters.
On June 23rd God saw fit to end his suffering on this side. He is now in a resting place and at peace.
He leaves to cherish hi memories one son Roosevelt "Maceo" Sheppard, two daughters Novella and Rikia Sheppard. He also leaves a loving stepson Willie Clines-Carter. He leaves three brother's Nathaniel Thomas Jr. of Lake City, FL., Wallace "Wayne" Thomas (Mae) of Gainesville, FL., and Roscoe (Wanda) Kelsey of Snellville, GA. Three sister's Nancy "Nan" Thomas of Daytona, FL., Vernice "Venus" Lewis (Odell) of Detroit, Michagan, and Veionza "Sheila" Thomas of Detroit, Michigan. He leaves one Uncle Arthur Brown and two aunts Mary Sheppard of Lake City, FL., and Dot Lane of West Palm Beach, FL. Eight grand children: Nigeria "Jaynae" Sheppard, Jordan Sheppard, Jamaceha Sheppard, Maceo "Mookie" Sheppard, Macey Sheppard, Maceon Sheppard, Teyghan Harrell and Talyn Smith. He leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends. He leaves to also cherish his memories special friends Patricia Davis, Sonya "Boo" Battles, Richard "cat" Pearson, Willie Jernigan Sr. and Curtis Moore. A special longtime close friend Mrs. Angela Sheppard-Wilson.
The Home going celebration for Roosevelt Sheppard is to be held 11:00 Saturday, June 29, 2013 from the sanctuary of Olivet Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. R.V. Walters is the pastor and Pastor Alfonso Ross will officiate. The family will receive other relatives and sorrowing friends Friday, June 28, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 also at Olivet Missionary Baptist Church. Professional Mortuary Services entrusted to Eric A. Brown & Son Funeral Home, "THE PEOPLES CHOICE OF NORTH FLORIDA".