Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Lois H. Shepard

Lois H. Shepard, 97, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at BeeHive Homes in Starkville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 19 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Childs officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service in Memorial Cemetery. The family urges everyone to please observe all safety precautions concerning COVID-19.

Lois was born September 13, 1923, to Fed and Omega Burnham Holdiness in Kemper County, Mississippi. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Louisville where she enjoyed attending her Sunday school class each week as long as her health allowed. Lois enjoyed taking care of her family and home.

Lois is survived by her daughter Sandra Griffin and husband William of Woodstock, Georgia. One of her greatest joys was being “Memaw” to her two granddaughters Kelly Barrere and husband Wayne of Cartersville, Georgia; and Catherine Calomeni and husband Steven of Alpharetta, Georgia; as well as four great-grandchildren: Carter and Andrew Barrere and Noelle and Kendal Calomeni. She is also survived by a sister Joy Richardson. Lois was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Joe Shepard, her parents, three sisters and four brothers.

Memorials in honor of Lois may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or to First Methodist Church, P. O. Box 1426, Louisville, MS 39339.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at