March 21, 1950 - August 18, 2019
Mrs. Leola Mae King Sheppard daughter of the late Lucky King Sr., and Harriett Council King, was born on March 21, 1950, in Holly Hill, South Carolina. She was educated in the Holly Hill, South Carolina area, where she graduated from Roberts High School. After graduation, she relocated to Washington D.C, where she established a successful career as a contract food service employee that spanned over 50 years. During her 50 year career, she worked at Gallaudet College, Department of State, U.S. District Court, before retiring from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2019. She married the late Richard Earl Sheppard. They raised one daughter the late Lashuan Sheppard, two sons Reginald D. Sheppard, and Patrick K. Sheppard. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. where she also served as an Usher. In her spare time, she loved spending countless hours and weekends with her great-grandkids and watching the Washington Redskins play on Sundays. To her family, Leola was the counselor, the motivator, and the ultimate provider. She was so loving and compassionate to anyone who was in her presence. She loved the Lord and believe in his promise. She leaves to celebrate her memories: Reginald Sheppard (son), Patrick Sheppard (son), Corey Sheppard (grandson) Johneice Sheppard (granddaughter) Shanethea Sheppard (granddaughter), Kemahrei Sheppard (granddaughter) Sheldon “Jo Jo” Clark (great-grandson), Kyrie Johnson (great-grandson),Ja'Liyah Smith and Brooklyn Smith (great-granddaughters) Lula King (sister), Debra King (sister), Mary (sister) & Harry Shingler, Sadie Bell King (sister), Lucky King Jr. (brother), Larry King, (brother) and Clayton King (brother). Rosa Mae King (aunt), Amellia King (aunt), Rose King (aunt), David Bailey, (uncle), Lindurg & Lucille King (uncle), and a host of other relatives and friends. Leola was preceded in death by her parents Lucky King Sr. and Harriet Council King, Luciuis king (brother) and Ida King (sister), Richard Earl Sheppard (Husband), Lashuan Sheppard (daughter), and Earlene Sheppard (granddaughter).
Mrs. Leola Mae King Sheppard daughter of the late Lucky King Sr., and Harriett Council King, was born on March 21, 1950, in Holly Hill, South Carolina. She was educated in the Holly Hill, South Carolina area, where she graduated from Roberts... View Obituary & Service Information
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