Mary Lee Shephard

  • Born: February 2, 1929
  • Died: May 3, 2018
  • Location: Rising Sun, Maryland

R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A.

111 S. Queen Street
P.O. Box 248
Rising Sun, MD 21911

Tel. (410) 658-6030

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Mary by adding your memories and photos.

Mary Lee Shephard, age 89 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on May 3, 2018. She was born on February 2, 1929 in Shouns, TN to the late Lafayette Wilson and Hessie McKenley (Phillips) Wilson.

Mary was a longtime member of Conowingo Baptist Church. She was an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles and enjoyed watching their games. She also loved red birds; cardinals were her favorite. Mary loved spending time with her family and she will be loved and remembered as a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Mary is survived by her son, Joseph P. Shephard, Jr. and his wife, Sandra; daughters: Joan Shephard Hanicak and her husband, Joseph and Donna Tracy and her husband, John; grandchildren: Joseph P. Shephard, III and his wife, Tiana, Theresa Hanicak, and Jennifer Shephard and her husband, Chris Jianniney; great grandchildren: Brittany Clark and her husband, Stanley, Tyler Henley, Rylee Jianniney, Harley Shephard, Mackenzie Shephard, and Laney Shephard; and siblings: Grace Osborne, Alf Wilson, and Willa Arnold.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Paul Shephard and brother, Albert Wilson.

A celebration of Mary's life will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 11am at Conowingo Baptist Church, 151 Rock Springs Rd., Conowingo, MD 21918. Family and friends may begin to visit at 10am. Burial will follow in Conowingo Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to, "Conowingo Baptist Church" and sent in care of R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911.


Condolence & Memory Journal


To Joan, Joe, Donna & the rest of the family- I'm so very sorry about Aunt Mary Lee. I too think about how she's now been reunited w/ Uncle Paul. She was a very special lady, and I DO mean LADY. She had such a sweet spirit, so loving & so caring. I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace.

Posted by Joyce Groton Sides - Salisbury, MD - Family   May 08, 2018

Joan, Joe, and Donna - my deepest sympathy. Your Mom was a wonderful lady. I know my sister, JoAnne MacCauley, is really going to miss her. She always checked to make sure Mary put her flag out in the morning and took it in at night. Every time we visit Rising Sun, we stay with Jo, and I, too, look for that flag. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. Her and Paul are now reunited after all these years. God Bless.

Posted by Linda MacCauley Kightlinger - The Villages, FL - Neighbor   May 07, 2018

Joe, I'm so sorry for the loss of Miss. Mary. She welcomed me when I began to attend to Conowingo Baptist Church; such a sweet lady. I'm glad I was blessed to know meet her. May peace be with you all.

Posted by Cathy Reinhardt - Rising Sun, MD - Friend   May 07, 2018

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord! I know where you are now, you were so ready to see Heaven. You were one of the greatest joys of my life. You loved unconditionally. I will miss you so much, but I'll see you again. Until we meet again. Linda

Posted by Linda Spencer - Rising Sun, MD - Family   May 06, 2018

I love you so much mom. You'll always be my mom in my eyes. I miss you so much already. I can't stand this.

Posted by jenn Jianniney - port deposit, MD - Family   May 04, 2018

Family Album

Community Photos

Mary Lee and Helen Ayers out for lunch!