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Annie Mae Peterson Smith Sheppard was born on February 7, 1947 in Florence, South Carolina to Elliott James and Mozella Murray Peterson. Her paternal father was the late Reynolds Alexander. She departed this live on Friday, November 18, 2016 at McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. "Mickey," as she was lovingly called, attended the public schools of Florence County and was formerly employed with 60 Minute Cleaners for over 20 years. Later, she began a career as a home health aide with Nurse's On Call until her retirement. She also was a foster parent for several years until the decline of her health. She accepted Christ at an early age. She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Leroy Smith, Jr. Later, she remarried and became the wife of Clyde Sheppard, Jr. Those left to cherish precious memories include: her husband, Clyde Sheppard, Jr. of the home; two daughters, Angelia P. McCall of Florence, SC and Torraina P. Morrisette of Lithonia, GA; one son, Sherman Lee Peterson of Florence, SC; 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; step-daughters whom she loved as her own, Sharon Johnson and Karon Lide, both of Florence, SC; stepson whom was reared in the home as her own, Maurice Sheppard; three sisters, Patricia Wright and Mary McIver, both of Florence, SC; and Vivian Jackson of Lake City, SC; one brother, Mitchell Briggs of Baltimore, MD; three aunts, Olivia (Thomas) Timmons and Alease Williams, both of Florence, SC; and Evelyn Peterson of Philadelphia, PA; two uncles, Alonza Peterson of Florence, SC and Tally Murray of Baltimore MD; one sister-in-law, Nora Lee (Otis) McElveen of Pamplico, SC; three brothers-in-law, Walter Sparks of NJ; Willie Lee (Minnie) Sheppard of Florence, SC; and Nathaniel Sheppard of Timmonsville, SC; goddaughter, Teresa Joe Timmons; extended family, "The Smiths,"; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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