Edith “Iris” (Sheppard) Mallard, 89, passed away October 3, 2018. She was preceded in death by two sons, Travis Mallard and Stephen Charles Mallard; and a grandson Wayne Decker.
She is survived by her son David Mallard; and three daughters: Dawn Galloway (Kelly), Dee Hill (Tony) and Ruth Decker (Danny); grandchildren: Michelle, Justin, Evie, Joey, Emily, Ashley, Cassie, and Lindsey; nineteen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Also surviving, are her sister Peggy Hodges; brothers: Reid Sheppard, Bill Sheppard and Jay Sheppard; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She leaves behind a rich legacy of her love of God and her family. She will be most remembered for being a mighty prayer warrior until the very end of her life. We were all blessed with her unconditional love and care.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM with family greeting friends and relatives beginning at 5:00 PM at Brookfield Church of God 131 Elliott Drive Wilmington NC. The memorial service will be officiated by Pastor Jerry Andrews.
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