Loette (Let) Kaye Sheppard, 74, of Hedgesville died at Winchester Medical Center on Monday, November 29, 2021 after losing her battle with lung cancer and COVID.
Born August 22, 1947 in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late George Mallory Turner (1904-1977) and Pearl Virginia (Myers) Turner (1911-1973).
She is survived by a daughter Dianna G. Braithwaite and a son Charles A. Sheppard (Tony) Hedgesville, two grandchildren (whom she adored) Jenna G. Braithwaite and Dylan Braithwaite both of Hedgesville.
She was of the Presbyterian faith and attended Providence Church in Hedgesville when she was young. She graduated from Hedgesville High School in 1965. She has lived her entire life in Hegesville.
She worked for many years in the garment industry, worked as a flagman for several years, then opened and operated (with her husband) Sheppard’s Mini Mart until it closed.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She loved to read and go to the beach every year with her daughter and grandchildren. She was a huge fan of Elvis and his music and was able to visit Graceland when her son Tony took her away.
She is also survived by a sister Lana F. Barrick of Hedgesville with whom she was very close, as well as several nieces and nephews. Three sisters-in-law, Norma Turner, Tina Turner and Edna Ketterman of Frederick, Maryland and a very good friend Sherry Rankin.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her 47-year-old husband Charles C. Sheppard “Shep” (Nov. 17, 2012); two brothers, Donald Winston Turner (1941-2001) and Robert Mallory Turner (1942-2007); two sisters, Louise Virginia Butts (1937-2013) and Linda Francis Barrick (1944-2015).
Visiting for family and friends will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Brown Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the funeral home with Pastor Jack Rudy as officiant. Let will be buried at the Tomahawk Presbyterian Church by his son Tony Sheppard, his grandson Dylan Braithwaite and his nephews John (Dougie) Barrick, Matthew Barrick, Joe Turner and David Turner.
Online condolences can be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com