She was born January 16, 1924, in Prestonsburg, the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Roxie Mae Ousley Pitts. She was a homemaker and a member of the Goodloe Pentecostal Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Columbus Shepherd; two brothers: Adis Pitts and Manis Pitts; and a sister, Dolly Cox.
Surviving are four sons: Chris Shepherd of Blue River, Gary Shepherd of Xenia, Ohio, Oakie Shepherd of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Roger Dale Shepherd of Blue River; one daughter, Bobbie Jean Edwards of Prestonsburg; three brothers: Curtis Pitts of Breman, Indiana, Vertis Pitts of David, and Forrest Pitts of Shepherdsville; three sisters: Opal Hicks of Blue River, Clara Burklo of Hebron, and Lottie Crisp of Louisville; four grandchildren: Kevin Shepherd, Jonathan Shepherd, Brice Owen Shepherd and Ragan Martinez; three great-grandchildren: Dessie Shepherd, Tatum Shepherd, and John Shepherd.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 15, at 11 a.m., in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Ronnie Chaffins officiating.
Burial was in the Richmond Memorial Cemetery, in Prestonsburg, under the professional care of Hall Funeral Home, of Martin.
Pallbearers: Jonathan Shepherd, Devin Shepherd, Brice Shepherd, Lester Martinez, Ricky Miller, Larry Hicks, Gregory Burklo, Tommy Dillon, and Edgel Shepherd.
Honorary: Mike Vance, Derek Hicks, Johnny Kilgore, and Lloyd Edwards.