Shepherd, Everett Elwood

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Reverend Everett Elwood Shepherd, age 85, of Christiansburg, VA, stepped onto Hallelujah Square on Monday, March 22, 2021. He heard the call of His Heavenly Father saying “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

Everett ministered for over forty years, with unwavering faith doing the work of the Lord in this community that he loved so much. He pastored for several years at Ellett Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church, and most recently at New River Holiness church. Over the years he evangelized at numerous churches, also ministering in nursing homes.

He lived his life to the fullest, doing the things he loved most. Riding motorcycles and horses, playing his guitar and singing bluegrass gospel. He was a skilled crane operator for many years, a job he enjoyed so much, retiring from Radford Arsenal. Above all, he loved spending time with family and friends, never failing to talk about his love for Jesus with each and every one.

Everett was preceded in death by his one and only child, Larry Gene Shepherd; father and mother, Edward M. Shepherd and Helen Caldwell Shepherd; sisters, Ruth Moore, Nita ‘Eunice’ Burk, Louise Sarver, Claudine “Dean” Henderson, and Conston Spradlin; brothers, Paul ‘Harvey’, Archie and Marshall Shepherd.

Left to cherish and honor his memory are his loving wife of 66 years, Norma “Darleen” Shepherd; granddaughters, Lori Tibbs (John), Anita Bland (Craig); great grandchildren, Madison, Haley, Jordan, Hannah, John Isaac and Michaela; great-great granddaughter Zoe; brother, Jack Shepherd (Dot); sister Frances Flores (Marcelo); daughter in law, Pamela Brumfield.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with John Tibbs and Rodney Linkous officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service.

If there were ever any words that Everett would want to say to friends and family, it would be to make sure you are ready to go to heaven.

“And we’ll all live forever, in Hallelujah Square”

Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Good Samaritan Hospice for their kind and loving assistance with helping our precious Everett make his transition to his heavenly home.