Let the memory of Wilbur be with us forever
  • 63 years old
  • Born on May 14, 1947 in Pine Mountain, Georgia, United States.
  • Passed away on January 15, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Wilbur Shepherd, Sr., 63, born on May 14, 1947 and passed away on January 15, 2011. We will remember him forever.

Posted by Wilbur Shepherd Jr. on 14th May 2018
Daddy it's still difficult dealing with you no longer being here to encourage me and provide advice on life. I often feel you presence at the oddest times but I find strength in knowing that your are always near. Today is your birthday and I take a moment to recognize you and all you represented. Love you, Bur Bur
Posted by Janet Ann Hall-Shepherd on 14th May 2018
Today is the 71st anniversary of your birth and I would like to give you all my love. Wishing you a happy heavenly birthday today. I still feel your absence in the depths of my soul. Some days the memories still take my breath away. You never told me how I was suppose to live without you for the rest of my life. Love and miss you always and forever, Your loving wife, Janet Ann
Posted by Janet Ann Hall-Shepherd on 15th January 2018
It is still hard living life without you. God's light and love get me through each day. As I look beyond the darkness, I see the beauty of your life still exists. You will never leave my heart! I love you still, missing you always, Your wife, Janet Ann
Posted by Wilbur Shepherd Jr. on 15th January 2018
7 years have passed and I still feel the pain of your loss. I sometimes feel your presence when I do get a brief moment of solus. Missing you but knowing your always near. Love you daddy Bur Bur
Posted by Janet Ann Hall-Shepherd on 15th May 2017
Today I celebrate the life you lived and the blessing you were to me. I miss you as much as I love you with every beat of my heart. In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still. Today, in your honor I celebrate life. Your Sweet Love, Janet Ann
Posted by Shirley Rice on 15th May 2017
You were a bright light in my life. You gave me lifetime opportunities. You are forever my hero. I miss you still, but I am forever grateful to have had you in my life.
Posted by Wilbur Shepherd Jr. on 14th May 2017
Today you would have been 70 years old. You are missed deeply. We love you daddy. RIH Bur Bur
Posted by Sherrin Duncan on 16th January 2017
You will live in our hearts forever.
Posted by Shirley Rice on 15th January 2017
Remembering you for who you were and how you always watched out for me and many others. Thank you again for everything.
Posted by Wilbur Shepherd Jr. on 15th January 2017
Daddy, can't believe it's been 6 years. I still feel your presence and protection. Ran into a couple of previous City of Atlanta police officers Friday (currently with CAU) and found out how wide your reach is. Of course they knew "Shep" and commented on how sharp you always dressed. It gave me a sense of pride to hear how well they spoke of you and realized how big the shoes were you left behind. I miss you daily and especially around this time because it seems surreal that I went from celebrating your grandson's birthday to morning your death in a matter of hours 6 years ago today. We all miss you and know that one day we will see you again. Love, Bur Bur
Posted by Janet Ann Hall-Shepherd on 15th January 2017
Today I remember your life, not your death. Happy is the man who is rich in good deeds for he shall be honored in life and remembered long after for his goodness. I know the love I have for you then and now and for ever will be always and forever that never end. Your loving wife, Janet Ann
Posted by Lisa Crockett on 15th January 2017
What a joy it was to have known you. Rest on my friend.
Posted by Lisa Crockett on 19th May 2016
Still missing you....crazy jokes and just plain old "tellin' the truth! Happy birthday...RIH my friend!
Posted by Diane Golphin on 18th May 2016
Hello uncle Wilbur, I miss you so much words cannot describe how I feel. I have always miss your beautiful smile and you Jolly laugh I miss you so dearly even all the tricks you played on me. I will not forget the time you try to stick your dog on me Andy. All you would do was laugh and say get her boy . I love you and miss you because we always got lost in Atlanta you would always find me and I thank you and I miss you happy birthday
Posted by Shirley Rice on 16th May 2016
Missing you now and always. Memories of you continue to light up my life. Your sage advice, love of music and sense of humor live on. Rest in peace for a job well done
Posted by Janet Ann Hall-Shepherd on 14th May 2016
As long as I live you will live, as long as I live you will be remembered, and as long as I live you will be loved! Happy 69th birthday in heaven. I will always love you and miss you! With all my love, Your wife, Janet Ann
Posted by Shirley Rice on 16th January 2016
Dear Uncle Wilbur You were my uncle, my brother, my confidente, and my friend. You can never be replaced in my heart. Thank you so much for all you have done for me and our family.
Posted by Janet Ann Hall-Shepherd on 15th January 2016
Five years have passed, so much changed. Your smile is slowly fading but still bright in the depth of my heart. I have faced a lot. I feel so lost and alone sometimes. Your smile once made my sadness leave, yet now it lingers in the shadows deep within. Your words used to frighten away my fears yet without you here I am always brought to tears. I miss you! I will always love you, Shep Janet Ann
Posted by Jacqueline Gates-Jones on 15th January 2016
To Uncle Wilbur... Even though we lived so far away ,and it was not easy to see you as much as we wanted to, we always had many good memories of you.. our mother Sarah Lee, your sister, never let us forget you. She always kept a vision in our hearts and minds of the greatness in you. I always remembered you from the time I was a little girl until adulthood.. .. Heaven has another angel... You are truly missed... May you be at peace always..Give my mother a hug for me.... Love, your niece Jackie Gates-Jones.....
Posted by Wilbur Shepherd Jr. on 15th January 2016
Can't believe it's been 5 years since God called you home. You are missed daddy. We love you and know that you are watching over us. - Bur Bur
Posted by Lisa Crockett on 16th June 2015
I heard "Home Over the Mountain" acapella style and immediately thought of you. I know you're "Home Over the Mountain" with Cody.
Posted by KIRSTEN H SHAW on 8th June 2015
Uncle Wilbur, Just wanted you to know that you are dearly missed and know that you are loved Love your niece Kirsten
Posted by Janet Ann Hall-Shepherd on 14th May 2015
Time has passed so fast. Today would have been your 68th birthday. I celebrate you resting in peace.You will always remain close in my heart and thoughts. I miss you so much! I love you, Janet
Posted by Wilbur Shepherd Jr. on 14th May 2015
Happy birthday daddy. I remember when we would stop by with a gift and card for you and it seemed like you enjoyed the company more than the gift. I guess that's where I get it from. I miss you and know you continue to watch over us from heaven. Bur Bur
Posted by Janet Ann Hall-Shepherd on 22nd April 2015
It has been over a month since the passing of our beloved dog, Cody. Again, What we have loved and enjoyed can never be lost. He left paw prints on my heart that will remain there forever. Shep, I smile with so much love when I think of you, Ladybug, and Cody!
Posted by Wilbur Shepherd Jr. on 22nd January 2015
Daddy, four years have passed and it doesn't feel any better with you not being here. There are times when I feel like your right there with me. I miss your advice and stories, but you will live on in our memories. Love you, Bur Bur
Posted by Lisa Crockett on 17th January 2015
Shep, Continue to RIH (Rest In Heaven)...we still miss you!
Posted by Janet Ann Hall-Shepherd on 15th January 2015
Today on the 4th anniversary of your passing brings to mind a quote by Helen Keller "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, For all that we love deeply, becomes a part of us." Shep, my sweet love, you and our beloved dog, ladybug came into my life and left prints on my heart leaving me forever changed. Beautiful memories keep me strong. I will always love you! I love you, Your wife, Janet Ann
Posted by Shirley Rice on 7th January 2015
Hi Uncle Wilbur I was at a party a couple of weeks ago and someone told a very moving story about how you helped 2 young men from our hometown avoid a prison sentence. You intervened with the victim and pled their case. You had the victim agree to accept restitution for the damages. Your kind action spared these 2 men a painful experience. ALways like you to help those in need. I miss Your kindness and generosity every day. I also bought a new Malibu 2 weeks ago. You really would like it. Missing you still but trying to live my life with many of the lessons you taught me.
Posted by Shirley Rice on 16th May 2014
Hey Uncle Wilbur I just wanted to leave a note to say that we miss seeing and talking to us every day. The loss of you still brings tears and sadness but your courage, spirit and love of all good things in life continue to inspire us. We love you always. Give Grandmama, Granddad, Lena, Virgil, Sarah , Larry, Catherine and Willie George a hug and kiss for me.
Posted by Wilbur Shepherd Jr. on 15th May 2014
Daddy, wishing you a happy birthday. I know you are in heaven, looking over me still to this day. I miss you so much. Love, Bur Bur
Posted by Janet Ann Hall-Shepherd on 15th May 2014
Remembering you on the day of your birth, you will always be remembered and live on in my heart. I miss you so much! I love you, Your wife, Janet Ann
Posted by Lisa Crockett on 15th May 2014
Gone....NEVER forgotten....Happy Birthday
Posted by Wilbur Shepherd Jr. on 16th January 2014
3 years have passed and as I approach yet another birthday, I can only reflect on how much I miss my daddy. I can still hear your voice at times, RIP.
Posted by Shirley Rice on 16th January 2014
It seems like it was just yesterday when we were talking about trading in your beloved Malibu for a Buick Regal or Buick Lacrosse. I cannot believe it has been 3 years. You are so missed by all of us. We live with the loss of you everyday but continue to be inspired by your love and goodness
Posted by Lisa Crockett on 16th January 2014
Shep, I know that you are joking with Jesus. We still miss you around the Hill. Much Love to you!
Posted by Janet Ann Hall-Shepherd on 15th January 2014
My Dearest Love, I miss you, my sweet Shep. I see you in my dreams, everywhere I look are the memories of you. It's been three years, but it still feels like a few months ago you left me. You will remain in my heart forever. I love you. With all my love, Janet
Posted by Laura J K Shepherd on 10th November 2013
Shepherd, I am unable to express how empty a void is left with your children, Gwen & BurBur and me, your original best friend. To think GB8 entered the world without a maternal grandpa is unfathomable. Then I think, grow up..your babysitter has walked on....I am still not strong enough to move off the plane of misery...... .
Posted by Shirley Rice on 4th November 2013
Uncle Wilbur My mom and I speak your name often. My husband and I talk about you every time we hear one of your many favorite songs. We are all so blessed to have had you in our lives. Thank you for always being there for all of us. You inspire me daily.
Posted by Wilbur Shepherd Jr. on 2nd November 2013
Miss you so much, daddy. Love you always, Bur Bur
Posted by Lisa Crockett on 16th August 2013
Shep, I can't believe that its been 2 yrs. You were the life of the party. We OFTEN talk about you, laugh about the silly and wise things you told us. Miss you much!!...tell Mrs. Mills we miss her too!
Posted by Carolyn Conyers on 18th January 2013
Shep, I miss you. Will always love you. I am sure we will meet again someday. Your friend, Carolyn Conyers
Posted by Shirley Rice on 16th January 2013
Uncle Wilbur You were and will forever be my hero. I miss you so very much.
Posted by Janet Ann Hall-Shepherd on 15th January 2013
Remembering you today my love, In my heart you shall forever remain. Still missed, remembered always my love! With all my love, Your loving wife, Janet
Posted by Janet Ann Hall-Shepherd on 28th October 2011
Remembering our love, I will hold you in my heart forever. I miss you my love and will never let you go... I love you, Your wife, Janet Ann

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