Virgie Mae "Sugar" (Owens) Shepherd (1936 - 2019)

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Virgie Mae "Sugar" Shepherd, 82, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Warren Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with Sammy Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Shepherd was born September 4, 1936 in Front Royal to the late Paul Victor and Rosabelle Williams Owens.

Survivors include three sons, Ricky Shepherd, Tony Shepherd and Timmy Morris; two daughters, Joy Shumate and Lisa Fincham; step son, Albert John Shepherd; brother, Albert Owens; two sisters, Allie Foster and Catherine Bailey; eight grandchildren, Tonya McKenzie, Alan Shepherd Sr., Kimberly Daniels, Melanie Burmingham, Amanda Shumate, Brittany Laing, Tony Shepherd Jr., and Nathan Shumate; 18 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter as well as anxiously awaiting the arrival of two great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Shumate, Joey McKenzie, Tony Romero, Steve Matthews, Jeremy Fariss and Alan Shepherd.

Honorary pallbearers will be Skilyn Shumate, Ashlynn Bailey, Dallyn Shumate, Draidyn Shumate and Leroy Daniels Jr.

Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal, Virginia.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Jan. 12, 2019