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Celebrating the life of

Barbara H Sheppard

December 05, 1936 - May 12, 2024

Barbara H Sheppard

Barbara H. Sheppard, 87, died on May 12, 2024 at her Wilmington Island home. She was under the care of Hospice and her loving family.

 A lifelong Savannah native, Barbara was born on December 5, 1936, to Dorothy Thirza Corbett Hawkins Wilson and William Sidney Hawkins. After attending Commercial High School, she worked in accounting for Goodyear Tire Company before working at T. S. Chu Company on Tybee Island. There she would spend the greatest and best part of her career, working alongside best friend and confidante Mola Jung, of whom she loved like a sister.

 Barbara spent her final years answering to “Mama,” “Mema,” and “Mimmie,” as the matriarch living in her 4-generation household with her surviving daughter, Terry C. Mooney, granddaughter, Jame M. Collins, and great-granddaughter, Emery R. Collins.

 Other survivors include her sisters, Carolyn H. Williamson (Steve) and Nancy H. Owens, grandchildren Darinda ‘Rindi’ Daniel and Steven Chad McCoy, as well as beloved nieces, nephews, and many great-grandchildren.

 Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, her dear husband, Franklin Sheppard, a brother, Jimmy Hawkins, and two beloved daughters, Toni C. Harper, and Traci L. Collins. Barbara was also predeceased by her first husband and close friend, William P. Collins.

 Visitors will be received on Wednesday May15th from 5p.m. – 7p.m. at Fox and Weeks Islands Chapel.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00a.m, Thursday,  May 16th at Forest Lawn Memory Garden.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Central Church of Christ at 632 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah Georgia, 31405.  




Rindi and Jame, sending love to you and your family during this time. Condolences to all on the loss of your Mema. Love, "Aunt" Anne

- Anne L. Scheer, Savannah, GA

To Barbara's loving family - we are thankful for having know Barbara for much of our lives. We are thinking of all of you at this difficult time. She will be missed. Love, Roy & Colette

- Roy & Colette Williamson, Portland, Oregon

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel