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