Andrew "Alphonse" Shepard, Sr.

Oct 8, 1919 - Feb 16, 2017

Obituary

“Alphonse” Shepard Sr.

Andrew was born on October 8, 1919 to the proud parents of Willie “Wash” Washington Shepard and Myrtle Roberts Shepard. Andrew was the sixth child of seven.

Andrew served in the United States Navy from 1941-1947 during which time he received four battle stars. Andrew met Clementine Williams and they were married on December 26, 1949. Andrew and Clementine had seven children, raising them in Citronelle, Alabama until July 1969 when Brookley AFB was closed and Andrew and his family moved to North Highlands, California where he continued working at McClellan AFB. Andrew retired from McClellan AFB on December 30, 1981 after 35 years of civil service as a packaging Supervisor.

After retirement, Andrew went on to become a realtor and sold real estate for over 20 years. Andrew accepted Christ at the young age of 12 at Bethlahem Baptist Church in Citronelle, Alabama and as an adult, he was very active in church. He sang in the church choir and loved to sing. He taught Sunday school and was involved in youth activities, while a member of the First Baptist Church of North Highlands. Andrew was a member of the Masonic Temple Lodge #486 in Citronelle, Alabama. Andrew took photography classes, was in a bowling league, and enjoyed watching and attending sporting events. Andrew enjoyed playing pool and teaching his children and grandchildren his techniques.

Andrew was preceded in death by his father, Willie and his mother Myrtle and all of his siblings, Emma, Clarence, Ethel, Geneva, Albert and George.

Andrew was also preceded in death by his oldest child, Andrew Alphonse Shepard Jr., on October 22, 2004.
Andrew leaves to cherish his memory, Clementine Shepard also his sister-in-laws Vivian Shepard and Gladys Shepard. Alphonse also leaves to cherish his memories and life lessons his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Yolanda Shepard-her children Aaron Shepard (Nicole) and Nikkisha Faulcon
Karen Shepard-Watley and son-in-law Michael Watley
Wendell Shepard and daughter-in-law April-and their children Gabrielle, Caleb, Alyssa, Chrislyn and Samara Shepard
Bryant Shepard-his children Jasmine Miller, Brianna Shepard and Brandon Garrison
Colleen Shepard-her daughter Morgan Shepard-Vaughn
Stephanie Shepard

Andrew had three great grandchildren, Walter Miller, Avery Andrew Shepard and Jacob Paul Shepard. Andrew leaves a host of nieces, nephews and friends to also cherish his memory.

Andrew will be remembered for his many stories of his life and his family history and will certainly be remembered for his many sayings and life quotes.

in lieu of flowers here in California, please send them to the service held in Alabama.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841

Guestbook

  • Beverly Austin says:

    To Karen and Michael: May the God of all creation do what only He can…give you that peace that surpasses ALL understanding! From the times I’ve visited your dad, I have wonderful memories of him. Know that He’s in good hands. The battle is over, you can shout now! Anxiously awaiting your arrival in Alabama.

  • Sonja F. says:

    He will be greatly missed. Praying for the family. 2 Corinthians 1 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. Love you! ❀

  • Drema Hines says:

    My sincere condolences to the family. He will be greatly missed. Andrew was like and uncle. Loved listening to his stories and enjoyed spending quality time with his family.

  • Dessie (Shepard) & Ron McCree says:

    SIS, Karen, Wendell, Bryant, Colleen & Stephanie: Take this time to reflect on all the wonderful wisdom, love and nurturing he lavished on all of you. He was a wise uncle who always had just the right advice each time I was afforded the opportunity to be in his presence. After my dad passed, Uncle Alphonse would call her occasionally just to see how she was doing. She appreciated that kind gesture as we did also. Our prayers to you all.

  • Kelvin & Iphigenia Pickeyy says:

    Sis Shepard our prayers are with you and the family we send our love

  • The Kirksey Family says:

    To The Shepard Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God continue to bless, comfory6 and keep you.

  • Stella Lucy-Felder says:

    To The Shepard Family; May God Comfort you earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal. My prayers are with you all. Look unto God for theirs is strength and peace. Peace In Paradise. Stella Lucy-Felder Mosspoint, Mississippi

  • Sybil Stoute and Family says:

    Praying for the family during this time of bereavement. God is an awesome God. He will see you through. Love you

  • Mamie Allen says:

    My condolences too you family and may God bless you all.R.I.P Mr . Andrew Shepard, Sr.

  • Dreama Cross says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Sandra w Bryant says:

    Love you all and remember, we will all meet again. Their is no loss, He is only resting .He will still be here in our hearts and mine.

  • Gail Brown-Cannon says:

    Karen and Family, Sorry for your loss, I’m so blessed to have had the pleasure to meet your dad. He always had kind words and wisdom to share and a way to take me out of feeling sorry for myself.. πŸ™‚ Your dad’s spirit and the way of looking at the world made all feel loved…. Karen, I hope you know my prayers are with all of you and know his spirit will continue to bring y’all comfort and peace…

  • Linda Talley says:

    Losing your dad can be extremely difficult because you are losing a source of strength, stability and consistency in your life. I am sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts for the family.

  • Gary L. Turner says:

    Please note that “those who are remembered never die”. Mr. Shepard will certainly be missed but never forgotten. We can continue to honor him by being the best that we can be each, and every day. We are certainly thankful to GOD for allowing him to be a part of our inner circle and for his strength. Pain is a companion of death but so are the memories that serve as the blanket of comfort. So, let us truly be enveloped by his memories. To all his immediate family and extended family my sincere love is ongoing and please know that the Turner Family will always embrace you asβ€”FAMILY.

  • Philomena says:

    I am honored and blessed to have known your father. He was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss him dearly. My sincere sympathy to you and your entire family. Love yaull ~Philomena The Boyd and Pruitt Family

  • Harry Lee Pettis Sr. says:

    Praying for the entire Shephard Family, So Sorry For Your Lost..

  • Kevin Green says:

    To Yolanda and the rest of the Shepard family, I know this is a great loss to you all. I’m glad I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Shepard.He was very intelligent, well dressed, strong, cool and calm man. May God give you all strength to make it through this sad time.

  • SD Davis says:

    My prayers to the family. May your memories and his love for family bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Your North Highlands village.is here for you, all you have to do is ask. Love Shaunda Davis and family

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