The Reverend Everett Elwood Shepherd, 85, of Christiansburg, stepped onto Hallelujah Square on Monday, March 22, 2021. He heard the call of His Heavenly Father saying “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
Everett ministered for over 40 years with unwavering faith doing the work of the Lord in the community that he loved so much. He pastored for several years at Ellett Valley Pentecostal
Holiness Church and most recently at New River Holiness church. Over the years he evangelized at numerous churches and ministered in nursing homes.
He lived his life to the fullest, doing the things he loved most: riding motorcycles and horses, playing his guitar and singing bluegrass gospel. He was a skilled crane operator for many years, a job he enjoyed, retiring from Radford Arsenal. Above all, he loved spending time with family and friends, never failing to talk about his love for Jesus with each and every one.
Everett was preceded in death by his one and only child, Larry Gene Shepherd; his father and mother, Edward M. Shepherd and Helen Caldwell Shepherd; sisters Ruth Moore, Nita ‘Eunice’
Burk, Louise Sarver, Claudine “Dean” Henderson, and Conston Spradlin; brothers Paul ‘Harvey,’ Archie, and Marshall Shepherd.
Left to cherish and honor his memory are his loving wife of 66 years, Norma “Darleen” Shepherd; granddaughters Lori Tibbs (John) and Anita Bland (Craig); great grandchildren Madison, Haley, Jordan, Hannah, John Isaac and Michaela; great-great granddaughter Zoe;
A brother, Jack Shepherd (Dot); a sister Frances Flores (Marcelo); and a daughter in law, Pamela
A funeral service was held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with John Tibbs and Rodney Linkous officiating. Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. The family received friends prior to the service.
If there were ever any words that Everett would want to say to friends and family, it would be to make sure you are ready to go to heaven. “And we’ll all live forever, in Hallelujah Square”
Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Good Samaritan Hospice for their kind and loving assistance with helping our precious Everett make his transition to his heavenly home.