Patricia Ann Sheppard

Sunrise: June 13, 1949

Sunset: November 23, 2019

Patricia Ann Sheppard known as Boosie Girl by family was born on June 13, 1949 in Windsor NC. She was the oldest of five children. She is preceded in death by both parents Mary Elizabeth Mourning and Glen Smallwood. She traded this mortal world for eternal life on November 23, 2019.

Patricia graduated from Crestwood High School, Chesapeake VA. In 1968, she joined the United States Army (Women’s Auxiliary Corps). After completing Basic Training at Fort McClellan Alabama, she was assigned to the 140th Military Police Company at Fort Gordon, Georgia. In 1972, she began her Civil Service career in Air Force Logistics and Engineering with the U.S. Department of Defense located at the Pentagon, Washington DC.
Patricia receives numerous awards and accommodations during tenure at Pentagon. She provided invaluable legislative research services to senior Air Force leadership and MAJCOM comptroller staffs world-wide and, furnished the United States Congress with budget justification material and vital information necessary to complete Air Force appropriations hearings and bills. Boosie Girl retired after 32 years of federal services. In 2019, she decided to relocate to Virginia Beach VA to be closer to the family.

Patricia leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted; son, Robby Darnell Sheppard and wife Gayla of Virginia Beach, VA; three grandsons (Brandon B., Brandon W., and Drevon S.); four brothers, Gary Smallwood of Dale City, Virginia; William Smallwood (Gwen); Andy Smallwood (Deborah); and Reginald Smallwood (Carolyn) all of Chesapeake, Virginia. Two aunts, Annette Jackson of Baltimore, Maryland and Peggy A. Moran, Norfolk, Virginia; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins and friends. Patricia loved her family unconditionally as well as her long-time partner preceded in death Susan Bowman

Viewing Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, November 29, 2019 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Dennis and Susan Hadrick says

    Our sincere condolences to the bereaved family. Our tears are flowing and we will never forget her kindness. Patricia was a dear friend and neighbor to us for 24 years, may God give her eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain. Forever in our hearts!

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      Baker Margueritte says

      Rest In Peace your kindness touched the hearts of many. My sincere sympathy for your loss.

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    Dalenika Cox and Colin Conway says

    I met Ms. Patricia once, but thats all it took for me to call her family and to get to see how much of a wonderful woman she was!! My heart and love goes out to her family and she surely will be missed! I will always and forever cherish what she did for me and my little family! She may now rest in peace in God’s arms

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    Teresa and Jack Rader says

    We first met Patricia through our sister Susan. It didn’t take long for us to consider her our sister too. Patricia was full of love and kindness and she never missed a chance to tell us how much she loved Jesus! Our lives have been greatly enriched by knowing her and we look forward to the time when we will see her again and stand side by side singing the eternal praises to our God and Savior. She is now at full peace and we pray for peace, mercy, and grace for her family.

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    Ros Brabble says

    WONDERFUL LADY!! Beautiful smile. Love and God’s blessings to her son and brothers.

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    Sharon DeRamus-Epps(Shake) says

    Patricia Smallwood Sheppard will always be one of the “Absolute Beauties” from the Crestwood Family Ever! May God bless and comfort her family.

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    Marquel Forbes says

    Ms. Sheppard was my customer and I am so saddened to find out that she passed away. We shared the good and the sad…we cried together when Susan passed away and we celebrated when she told me that she was moving to be closer to her son. I loved her spirit, she was such a sweet lady and I will never forget her. My condolences to her family.

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    Cynthia Terrell-Bowie says

    I was very saddened when I found out of Patricia’s passing. We were both raised in the Crestwood Community and graduated together from Crestwood High School in 1967. Though we lost contact over the years, I always thought about Tricia, a beautiful friend. My condolences to her family.

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