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Forest Lawn West Cemetery
Friday July 8th, 2022

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Judy Shepherd

Judy Diane Shepherd, 72, of Charlotte North Carolina, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones on July 2, 2022. 

Judy was born in Charlotte North Carolina on March 26th 1950. And was the daughter of the late Julian Grier Cheek, and Maureen Mary Mullis. Judy was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Johnny. 

Judy was a graduate from UNC Charlotte, where she earned three degrees, and two masters in English and Special Education. She was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority. Judy was very proud of her education and accomplishments. After her graduation she went on to teach in the Charlotte Mecklenburg school system, where she taught for over two decades. 

Judy was a very charming person. She loved nature, animals, and bird watching. Her favorite flowers were Sun Flowers and Daisies. She had two dogs named Houdini and Italy Bear, and a cat named Tigger. She loved listening to good music. Elvis and the Beatles were her favorites. 

She loved going on spontaneous day trips to the beach, a nice glass of Sangria and her White Russians while having a good plate of food.  Judy loved to travel abroad. One of her favorite places that she traveled to was Ireland. She had an adventurous soul, she was a great friend and a very kind person to be around. 

Survivors include her significant other Steve Helms; lifelong friend Ron Wilson, his brother Micheal Helms; niece Michelle, and nephew Ben, sister Barbra; and nieces and nephews Beth, Tommy and Hal

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A candle was lit in memory of Judy Shepherd

Robert F Milling Jul 7 2022 8:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Judy Shepherd

Michael and Tina Helms Jul 7 2022 6:36 PM

We are very sorry for your loss. Judy was a very sweet and special lady. We rarely got to see her, but we always loved speaking to her on the phone. She will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of her many family and friends.

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Edna, Adam, Mark, Melissa, Faiza, Daniel, Ashley, Sadie, Ciera, Jasmin, Deion, Nicole, Sima Jul 7 2022 9:42 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Judy Shepherd

Edna Arnold Jul 7 2022 9:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Judy Shepard

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