Mrs. Sidney Pearl Hall Sheppard, age 81, of Vidalia, died Friday, February 5, 2021, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after an extended illness. She was born September 13, 1939, to the late Joe Hilton Hall and Pearl Cassie Edenfield Hall, and grew in the Toombs Central Community. She was a 1958 graduate of Toombs Central School, and earned a degree in Computer Science from Southeastern Technical College in Vidalia. She worked in the garment industry for forty years and retired from Oxford Industries in 2001. She was a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church and moved to Smith Street Baptist Church in 1974, where she was pianist/organist, children’s Sunday school teacher and director, with various other positions in the church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, William Collins; and two brothers, Joe Hall and Maxwell Hall.
Survivors include her husband, Gene Sheppard of Vidalia; three children, Melinda Hilton of Vidalia, Brenda Martin and husband Don of Florida, and Gaston Levi Collins and wife Frieda of Vidalia; one sister Martha L. Hall Pittman of McCaysville; one brother, Jimmy W. Hall of Valdosta; five grandchildren, Lauren Lentile of Florida, Sterling Mosley of Vidalia, Dylan Collins and wife Tiffany of Toombs County, and Travis Turner and wife Samantha of Vidalia Meagan Martin of Arizona; three great-grandchildren, Bryleigh Turner of Vidalia, Cassie Pearl Turner of Vidalia, and Dallan Collins of Toombs County, and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be Tuesday, February 9th, at 11:00 a.m. at Lakeview Memorial Gardens with Pastor Chester Proctor and Reverend Rodney T. Pittman officiating.
An opportunity for friends to pay their respects will be at the funeral home on Monday, from 2:00 until 5:00 and Tuesday morning from 8:00 until 10:00.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 2277, Vidalia, GA 30475.
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