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Sammie M. Sheppard

February 11, 1919 August 12, 2009
Sammie M. Sheppard
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Obituary for Sammie M. Sheppard

Sammie M. Sheppard, 90, of Huntingtown, MD passed away on August 12, 2009 at the Calvert County Nursing Center, Prince Frederick, MD. She was born February 11, 1919 in Empire, AL. She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred James and her parents, Albert Adams and Lucille Terry Adams.She graduated from Dunbar High School in Fairmont, WV. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at Leckrone Baptist Church.She moved to Washington, DC and retired from the U.S. Treasury Department after many dedicated years of service. Working at the Treasury Department gave her an opportunity to meet many celebrities and Presidents. She met Queen Elizabeth and was thrilled to wave at Pope John Paul II. She traveled to many cities in the U.S. and visited Paris, Rome and London accompanied by her sister Amy. She enjoyed sharing her beautiful view of her apartment in Georgetown of the Watergate Hotel and the Kennedy Center. She was a member of the Isle of Patmos Baptist Church in Washington, DC where she sang in the senior choir. She was a great orator known for reciting Shakepeare. She enjoyed playing the piano as well as the organ. She was a very quiet, beautiful and gentle person. She was also a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and a fair mother-in-law.She is survived by her daughters Brenda Coleman and Lucille Robinson (Jimmie); sons Alfred Sheppard and Leon Sheppard. She was preceded in death by her son George. She is also survived by her grandsons, Caldwell Coleman Jr.(Eartha), Gregory Coleman (Marsha), great grandchildren, Ian and Madison Coleman, two sisters, Rose Brown-Asbury, Amy Palmer and one brother, James Jenkins (Gerri). She is also survived by a host of other loving family and friends.

Cemetery:

Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, PA

Visitation:

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on Monday, August 17, 2009 (map/driving directions)

Service:

6:00 pm at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on Monday, August 17, 2009 (map/driving directions)

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