GASTONIA - Ernestine R. Sheppard, 71, of 535 North York Street, transitioned peacefully on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Carmont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia.
She was born in Gaston County on Sept. 26, 1942, the daughter of the late Walker Reid, Jr., and Catherine Simmons Reid.
The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.
Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church.
Ebony & White's Funeral Service is serving the family.
Ebony & White Funeral Home
1139 East Pine Street
Lincolnton, NC 28093
Published in Shelby Star on Apr. 24, 2014