Mrs. Susie Holbert Shepherd

Mrs. Susie Holbert Shepherd

Dec 23, 1968 - Dec 28, 2020
Charleston, WV

Mrs. Susie Holbert Shepherd

Dec 23, 1968 - Dec 28, 2020
Charleston, WV


Susie Holbert Shepherd, 52, of Charleston, WV, died December 28, 2020, at Charleston General Hospital.

She was born December 23, 1968, to the late Sue and Richard Holbert of Charleston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ellen Brown (Aunt Sissy).

Heaven has indeed gained a beautiful Angel. Susie was not only an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother, but also a great friend and member of the community. She was a life-long resident of Charleston, a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Susie’s smile lit up every room she graced with her presence; quick witted, loyal, loving and genuine, are words that don’t seem to do her justice. Susie never met a stranger. She loved her family, travel and sports. She dedicated much of her life to the youth of her community; actively participating in local volleyball and softball circuits. She not only helped the players, but she took time to befriend coaches and parents alike. She was always there to lend a helping hand and provide support and motivation to so many.

Susie also loved food. The process, preparation and serving of meals were something that held deep meaning to her. She channeled this gift into a career and was the Area Director for Husson’s Pizza.

Susie is survived by her husband, Melvin Shepherd; daughter, Tara Shepherd; grandson, Joseph Jr. (Jojo); brothers, Marshall, Eddie and Randy Holbert, all of Charleston.

The family would like to thank their friends and work family at Husson’s Pizza, Rea of Hope and everyone who has reached out with help and kind words.

Funeral service will be held 12:00 Noon January 5th, 2021 at Ebenezer Baptist church with Rev. Braxton Broady officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Cemetery, South Charleston, WV.

Friends will be received beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the church until time of the service.

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Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, WV, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: January 05, 2021 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Ebenezer Baptist Church
  • Location: 1530 3rd. Avenue Charleston , WV 25302

Calling Hours

  • Date & Time: January 05, 2020 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • Venue: Ebenezer Baptist Church
  • Location: 1530 3rd. Avenue Charleston, WV 25302

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4 responses to Mrs. Susie Holbert Shepherd

  1. Deepest condolences to friends and family. I truly enjoyed knowing Susie and working with her during collegiate volleyball season where she filled the role of line judge. She attended all of my line judge clinics and was a true student of the game. She always had a smile on her face and had a passion for the game. She will be missed by many. Prayers and kind thoughts are being sent.

  2. Jerry Skeen says:

    Susie was always helpful as an official while I coached volleyball for Clendenin and
    Elkview middle schools. This year she taught me a lot while helping the rookie officials. I was fortunate to have known her and even more fortunate to have worked a few matches with her. She was one of the finest people I have ever known.

  3. April sigmon says:

    Deepest condolences to her loved ones tara Shepherd and Melvin shepherd!! I havent know her long but the time I did she always made me laugh and she was so outgoing. You will truly be missed!!! One awesome LADY!!!

  4. Susie and I were close friend in are younger years. She was an awesome friend, always smiling and always had my back. He broke the mold with her, she is an one and only! Prayers for Melvin, Tara and family. She will be missed!

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