Funeral services for Bernard "Honey Bunch" Shepard, 82, of Ferriday will be held Saturday, July 26, 2008, 11 a.m. at St. James Baptist Church, Bayou Drive, in Ferriday. Rev. Lee Andrew Martin will officiate.
Burial will follow at St. Mary Church Cemetery on Lake St. John under the direction of Concordia Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Friday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Shepard was born February 17, 1926, in Ferriday to Jimmy and Amelia Nelson Shepard. He passed away July 19, 2008, at Heritage Manor Health & Rehab Center in Ferriday.
He was a retired plumber.
Survivors include six daughters, Effie Sprinks of Chicago, IL, Rosetta Monroe of Milwaukee, WI, Georgia Fleming of Washington, PA, Melinda Tyler of New Orleans, Pamela Carradine of Plano, TX, Mary Jordan of Ferriday; six sons, Jimmy Shepard and Shelly Shepard of Vidalia, Robert Hilliard of Carson, CA, Leroy Hilliard of Natchez, Judge Hilliard of Ferriday and Shaheed Azeez of Ellenwood, CA; two brothers, Jake Williams of Nashville and Lee Lewis of Saginaw, MI; three sisters, Pinkie Sheppard, Ethel Washington, and Elizabeth Williams, all of Ferriday; 33 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and a devoted friend, Emma Lee Loyd of Ferriday.