Juanita Banks Sheperd, 75, of George’s Fork Road, died Sunday, February 25, 2018, as the result of a house fire. She was a daughter of the late Roy Thomas and Bertha Ann Austin Banks and the wife of Raymond Edmond Sheperd, Jr. who died in 1980. She was also preceded in death by a son; Raymond Edmond Sheperd, III, a grandson Michael Shook and a brother Royce Banks.
Surviving are a daughter: Constance Michelle Riddle of Burnsville; two sons: Greg Sheperd of Weaverville and Travis Sheperd of Andrews; grandchildren: Samantha Wilson, Austin Sheperd, Lyndsey Riddle and Nathan Sheperd; a great granddaughter: Aubrey Wilson; a sister: Marie Melton of Old Fort; brothers: Russell Banks of Burnsville, Calvin Banks and Bobby Banks of Hendersonville; and Randy Banks of Denver, NC.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, March 3, 2018 in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in the Motsinger/Banks Cemetery on Georges Fork. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.