Virgie Mae “Sugar” Shepherd

Virgie Mae “Sugar” Shepherd, 82, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Warren Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 11 AM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with Sammy Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Panorama Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Shepherd was born on September 4, 1936 in Front Royal to the late Paul Victor and Rosabelle Williams Owens. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Shepherd.

Survivors include three sons, Ricky Shepherd, Tony Shepherd and Timmy Morris; two daughters, Joy Shumate and Lisa Fincham; step son, Albert John Shepherd; brother, Albert Owens; two sisters, Allie Foster and Catherine Bailey; eight grandchildren, Tonya McKenzie, Alan Shepherd Sr., Kimberly Daniels, Melanie Burmingham, Amanda Shumate, Brittany Laing, Tony Shepherd Jr. and Nathan Shumate; 18 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter and anxiously awaiting the arrival of two great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Shumate, Joey McKenzie, Tony Romero, Steve Matthews, Jeremy Fariss and Alan Shepherd.

Honorary pallbearers will be Skilyn Shumate, Ashlynn Bailey, Dallyn Shumate, Draidyn Shumate and Leroy Daniels Jr.

  3 comments for “Virgie Mae “Sugar” Shepherd

  1. ashlynn bailey
    January 12, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    You are missed granny I love you granny I am not really sure what I am going to do without you and our daily phone calls I miss you granny and love you forever and always in my heart.

  2. Melanie Burmingham
    January 14, 2019 at 1:12 am


    You were such a loving, caring, giving mother to all who passed through your home. You have been through so many things to hold your family together. You have been separated from the love of your life for so long, get some rest now and enjoy the reunion with those that have made that have already made that journey. We all love you and we will find our way and be just fine with you watching over us all.💕

  3. Albert John
    January 15, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Joy, Lisa, Rick, Tony and Tim I am so sorry for your loss. Sorry I could not be there with you. Sug was a very special lady she always made me feel welcome anytime I was there. I know I will miss her, but know she is happy now back with dad. Love and hugs to you all. Love Albert John

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