Michael Adrian Sheppard

Michael Adrian Sheppard, a longtime resident of Jackson, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2020 at the age of 44, surrounded by family at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.

Visitation was held from noon until services began at 2 p.m. at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood. Rev. Keith Ramage and Rev W.G. Bryant officiated. Interment followed in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Michael was born on September 10, 1975 in Greenwood, to Adrian and Barbara Sheppard of Tchula.

He worked for the Canadian National Illinois Central railroad where he excelled through various positions within the company.

Michael is survived by his wife, Jessica Sheppard of Jackson; children, Sean Sheppard of Springfield, Mo., Dacia Sheppard of Effingham, Ill., Michael Sheppard of Carrollton, Hannah Sheppard, Jackson Sheppard, and Isabella Sheppard all of Jackson; grandchild, SeKani Pevey of Jackson; mother, Barbara Sheppard of Carrollton; brothers, Matthew Sheppard (Becka) of New York, Ny., and Levi Sheppard (Christina) of Brandon; uncles, Neal Duke (Debbie) of Birmingham, Ala., and Mac Sheppard (Caroline) of Braxton; mother in law and father in law, Billy and Donna Davis of Madison grandparents in law, Rufus and Beverly Hendon of Madison; and a host of niece and nephews who adored their uncle Mike.

Wilson and Knight Funeral Home is in charge. Online guest book may be signed at www.wilsonandknight.com

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