Effie Jo Shepard
April 11, 1940  -  May 12, 2018

Effie Jo Shepard

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Family and Friends Gathering
Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
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Funeral Service
Sunset Memorial Chapel
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
10:00 AM
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
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Jo Carrell Shepard, 78, of Odessa, passed away on May 12, 2018.

Visitation will be from 6-8pm, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Chapel, with her nephew, Reverend Rodney Bell, officiating. Burial will follow immediately.

Jo was born to W. H. and Marget (Wiley) Carrell on April 11, 1940 in Grosvenor, TX. She graduated from Putnam High School in 1958. She married Edward C. Shepard on May 16, 1658 in Putnam, TX. Jo was a homemaker. She was Mom, Momma Jo, and MeMe to everyone.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 51 years, Edward, brothers Rudolf Carrell, Richard Carrell, sisters Ruth Slate, Edna Parrish and Oneta Bell.

She is survived by daughters Trena & Gaylon Morgan, Tracy & Donnie Jones and Renee Shepard Watts; grandkids Tasha & Nathan White, Tessa & Chance Hodges, Tela Monroe, Tyler & Kellan Brasher, Tori Jones, Tamatha Beal & Cory Watson and Bradley & Kenna Watts; Great grandkids Nasher White, Cadence Hodges, Hannah Monroe, Ty & Lexi Brasher, Kaysonn, Kardynn, Baylor, Britton Watts and one on the way and numerous kids that called her Momma Jo.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Brasher, Ty Brasher, Bradley Watts, Cory Watson, Michael Shepard and Lynn Bell.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. To sign the guestbook, please go to www.sunsetodessa.com.

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  1. Sarah Slate
    Denver, CO

    Sorry for the families loss, hugs and kisses to all many prayers your way !

  2. Jill Thomas
    Falcon, CO

    Thank you Jo for all the unconditional love, laughter, and kindness. My life is better because of your heart. I love all of you guys. Thank you for sharing her with me. Prayers up and hugging you guys tight. Jill

  3. Christina Coffee
    New Braunfels, TX

    So sorry for y'all loss. Your mother was a beautiful woman inside and out. She will be missed by all that were blessed enough to know her.

  4. Jim & Jane Miller
    Brownwood, TX

    Jo, we weren't real close, but I knew a lot about you thru Aunt Ruth, and Lona. I remember you being at Luke and Ruth's house here in Brownwood, several times. You will be sorely missed by all.

  5. wesley e pitman
    odessa, TX

    We love you Jo and will miss that sweet face and loving personality. Blessings for all the family and friends.

  6. Catherine (Wiley) Johnson
    Lubbock, TX

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the families. Love y'all.

  7. Robert Bertram
    Rensselaer, NY

    To the family so sorry to hear of Jo's passing. Wish, I could come but,I can't. Sending healing prayers....God bless you aunt Jo you're home with uncle Ed now

  8. Robert Bertram
    Rensselaer, NY

    To the family so sorry to hear of Jo's passing. Wish, I could come but,I can't. Sending healing prayers....God bless you aunt Jo you're home with uncle Ed now

  9. Shannon Bishop
    Tyler, TX

    We are so sorry for your loss
    May God wrap his arms around you all through this difficult time.
    We love you
    Jerry and Shannon

  10. Julie Gaines
    Comfort, TX

    Condolences to the Shepard and Morgan families. May your memories sustain you and bring you comfort and joy. ~Julie and Keith

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