June 19, 1939 ~ October 25, 2020

Born in: Atlanta, GA
Resided in: Conyers, GA

Janet “Jan” Cochran Sheppard, age 81, passed away on Sunday October 25, 2020. She is survived by her husband of 61 years Perry Sheppard; children, David and Beth Sheppard, Lynne and Bill Cross, Kerry Trainor and Terry and Michelle Sheppard. Her precious Grandchildren Austin and Bekah Trainor, Wade Thomas Trainor, Laura Lee Cross, Mitchell Lee Sheppard and one great grandson Wyatt Perry Trainor, Brother, Ted Cochran, Sisters and Brother in laws, Peggy and Mickey Simmons, Toni and Dale Jones. She was a graduate of Murphy High School and a member of Zion Baptist Church.

She Loved her God.

She Loved her Country.

She Loved her Family.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 11:00 am at Zion Baptist Church, 5270 East Ponce de Leon Ave., Stone Mt., GA 30083 with Rev. Scott Richardson officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel. Flowers accepted or those desiring may make donations in her memory to Zion Baptist Church; C/O Wayne Harris, 2959 Lenora Road, Snellville, GA 30039. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com


Visitation: October 27, 2020 4:00 pm - October 27, 2020 7:00 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


Funeral Service: October 28, 2020 11:00 am - October 28, 2020 12:00 pm

Zion Baptist Church
East Ponce De Leon Ave
Stone Mountain, GA

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  1. CandleImageTo the Sheppard family:
    Janet was a ’57 classmate and friend at Murphy High School. I have seen her at class reunions over the many years since we graduated. I am so very sad to learn of her passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy now and in the days ahead. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and comfort you.

  2. CandleImagePerry and family,
    We are so sorry to receive the news about Janet. And we’re really sorry that we won’t be able to drive down for her services. As I mentioned on the phone, I have a heart procedure scheduled in Nashville on Wednesday, or we would be there for you. At least we were blessed to have seen you and Janet at Ronnie’s funeral last year. Perry, I did get in touch with Eddie George and he was sorry to hear about Janet. He sends his sympathies and will let Carolyn know. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  3. CandleImageMy most sincere condolences to Janet’s family and friends. We were classmates at Murphy High School and I remember her so well. I will keep her loved ones in my thoughts and prayers and ask that God comfort everyone who knew and loved Janet.

  4. Dear Sheppard Family,
    I had the pleasure of being one of Mrs. Sheppard’s radiation therapist during her cancer treatments. She was such a delight and a joy to us everyday she came. She never complained and always had a smile on her face. My favorite memory of her was her telling me to ” have fun, and don’t get caught!” I loved every moment of my time with Mrs. Sheppard, and I am sure she will be missed.

    Love Rachel

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