Mrs. Vivian Bryant Shepherd

  • Born: March 28, 1941
  • Died: June 20, 2021
  • Location: Paris Villa Dr. Selma, North Carolina

Sanders Funeral Home

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

Tribute & Message From The Family

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.

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

Saturday, June 26
Selma Memorial Gardens
Selma, NC 27576

Condolence & Memory Journal

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 all peace.

Posted by Ron & Shirley Sellers - Goldsboro, NC - Friend   June 29, 2021

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.

Posted by sharon watson - Raleigh, NC   June 26, 2021

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 will give you rest".

Posted by Michael Lewis - Zebulon, NC - Family   June 26, 2021

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 sorry to hear of her homegoing. God bless and keep all of you strong. Esther, Kyisha Jones, and Rahsaan Powell Families.

Posted by Esther Powell - Bronx, NY - Family   June 25, 2021

I will remember her smile and laugh. My prayers to the family .

Posted by Barbara( Kitty) Bailey-Wheeler - Elmsford, NY - Family   June 25, 2021

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 family, her legacy will live on forever.

Posted by Jessica Shaw - Atlanta, GA - friend   June 25, 2021

My heart goes out to my cousins. May you heart be comforted by God's Grace.

Posted by Terry Watson - Atlanta, GA - Family   June 22, 2021

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 you.
-From Dr. O'Neal and the church family.

Posted by Elder Porter    June 22, 2021