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“Our prayers and condolences go out to the family of Vivian. We loved her deeply, she was such a beautiful person. May God comfort you and give you...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Ron & Shirley Sellers - Goldsboro, NC

“My condolences to the family. May God you all strength doing this time. Willie, Tim, Iris- May god give you all peace at this time. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: sharon watson - Raleigh, NC

“I will always remember the family visits, and her warm smile. You will be missed. Matthew 11:28 "Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Lewis - Zebulon, NC

“Iris and family,my family and I extend our deepest sympathy to you all in the passing of Vivian. Her beautiful smile will be missed. I was very...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Esther Powell - Bronx, NY

“I will remember her smile and laugh. My prayers to the family . ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Barbara( Kitty) Bailey-Wheeler - NY

“Ms. Vivian was a classy act and she could light up any room. Ms.Vivian’s smile and kindness was contagious and most importantly; through her...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Jessica Shaw - Atlanta, GA

“My heart goes out to my cousins. May you heart be comforted by God's Grace. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Terry Watson - Atlanta, GA

“We at O'Neal Revival Tabernacle can only imagine and yet not really know the grief that you bear. Please know that our sympathy and prayers are with...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Elder Porter


Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Vivian Bryant Carpenter Shepherd, 80, of Selma, NC. Mrs. Shepherd passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Raleigh, NC at UNC Rex Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to RL Sanders Funeral home, Smithfield, NC.
Mrs. Shepherd was born on March 28, 1941, in Wayne County, NC to the late Willie Norman and Penina Bryant. She was employed by Champion Products in Wendell & Clayton, NC for 22 years, retiring in 1997.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Elmo Shepherd; 2 sons: Charles Carpenter and Willie Carpenter, Jr.; 2 daughters: Iris Smith (Johnny) and Denise Carpenter; extended children: Alexander Shepherd (Karen), Tim Shepherd (Darlene), Janice Shepherd (Ronald), Barbara Shepherd, Michael Shepherd (Danielle); and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation
Saturday, June 26
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Shiloh Christian Church
211 Durham St.
Smithfield, NC 27577

Funeral Service
Saturday, June 26
12:00 PM
Shiloh Christian Church
211 Durham St.
Smithfield, NC 27577

Interment
Saturday, June 26
Selma Memorial Gardens
Selma, NC 27576

Funeral Home
Sanders Funeral Home
806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577
Tel. (919) 934-8416
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