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Mae R. Shepherd, 90

RICHMOND, Feb. 3 – Mae Reynolds Shepherd, 90, formerly of Richmond passed away Friday, January 30, 2009 in Roanoke, where she was a resident of Our Lady of the Valley. She was born June 19, 1918 in Buckingham County, the daughter of the late Lelia Morris Reynolds and William H. Reynolds.

She was preceded in death by her four sisters and two brothers, Vernell R. Brown, Dorothy D. Reynolds, Rebecca R. Shepard, Lelia R. Barnes, William W. Reynolds and Woodrow H. Reynolds as well as a grandson, Derek M. Edwards.

Mrs. Shepherd graduated from the Lynchburg Training School for Nurses in 1938 at age 20 and had a long career as a registered nurse at Grace, Retreat and Stuart Circle Hospitals. She ultimately retired from Phillip Morris, Inc. where she was an industrial nurse.

She is survived by a son, John R. Edwards, M.D., and wife, Mary Ann, and grand-daughter, Teresa Ann Edwards all of Roanoke. Mrs. Shepherd leaves behind many nieces and nephews including Wesley Raper of Richmond who made his home with her from the age four.

A funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 2, at the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home in Farmville, with interment in Westview Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, was in charge of arrangements.