Lynder Anne Kersh Shepherd passed away comfortably on January 12, 2013 at Azalea Trace in Pensacola, Florida.
Lyn was born January 8, 1932 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and moved to Pensacola in 1943. She graduated from Pensacola High School in 1949 as her class Salutorian.
Lyn held various secretarial/administrative support positions prior to beginning her career at Baptist Hospital in 1961 when she began 34 years of dedicated service in the administration of the hospital. She worked closely with Pat Groner and other leaders of Baptist Hospital for more than three decades, as well as the medical staff of the hospital. She was married to Bill Shepherd for over 22 years and was lovingly embraced by his children and grandchildren. She was a resident at Azalea Trace since 2002.
The family would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the caring staff at Azalea Trace who have so lovingly attended to her needs in recent years.
Lyn was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian B. Kersh, father, Alpheus Fredrick Kersh, infant daughter Jessica Lyn Credeur, and husband William (Bill) E. Shepherd.
She is survived by her sister, Fredrica (Freddie) Lea Prettyman (Dan), nephews Michael (Allison) and Stephen (Lori) Prettyman, stepchildren William E. Shepherd, Jr. (Melissa) Fara Shepherd Bowen (Harry), Cynthia Shepherd DuBray and Patricia Shepherd Lammers, numerous cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel on Saturday, January 19th at 1:00 pm, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm, with the Rev. Frank Beall officiating. Burial will follow at Bayview Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lyn's honor to the Azalea Trace Heritage Foundation, 10100 Hillview Drive, 32514, or the Baptist Health Care Foundation, P.O. Box 17500, 32522.
Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.