JoAnn Sheppard More

JoAnn Sheppard More

Smithfield, VA

JoAnn Sheppard More, 76, died April 28, 2021.  She was the daughter of the late Mildred E. and Charles E. Sheppard.

JoAnn was a faithful member of Smithfield Baptist Church and enjoyed serving her church family. She enjoyed spending time with her family and playing bridge. JoAnn worked for the U.S. Forest Service and retired from the Social Security Administration. She graduated from Ferguson High School in Newport News and Smithdeal Massey Business College in Richmond.

She is survived by her husband Charles T. More; two children Laura Jackson (Robert) of Richmond VA, and Andrew More (Tammy) of Newport News; grandchildren Benjamin and Kristin Jackson, Willliam Dean, Kendra and Madilyn More; great-grandchildren Jayden Dean, Aleysha Dean, and Elana More; and siblings Sandra Belshan, Susan Neely, and Charles R. Sheppard.

A funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Patrick Wood on Monday, May 3, 2021, 4 PM at Smithfield Baptist Church. Burial will be held on Tuesday at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. A procession will depart for the cemetery from Smithfield Baptist Church on Tuesday at 9 AM. Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk VA 23435 is serving the family. Memorial donations may be made to Smithfield American Legion, 818 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA 23430. Condolences may be registered at

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Smithfield Baptist Church
100 Wainwright Dr.
Smithfield, VA 23430
United States


So saddened to hear this. I was fortunate to have met her a few times as she cheered Kristin in her gymnastics meets. Sending our love and condolences to your family ❤️

Krista Davidson

Danny & I are certainly so so sad to hear of Joann’s passing.
She was such a sweet and kind soul, with a wonderful heart, delightful to be around, and will be sorely missed by all of us.
Our prayers go out to Charlie & family for peace of mind and peace of heart throughout this hurtful time of grief and pain, for relief and onward.
We are here for you Charlie & family if u need us for anything at anytime...just let us know.
The Lord will give u strength and comfort to endure until u can be with her again in a much better place without pain and suffering, and instead, the promise of health, happiness, & contentment to comfort all.🙏🌈

Carolyn Roper

Charlie, Laura & Andrew;
We are with you in our hearts and praying God's Spirit is resting on you right now.
Our thoughts and prayers for you will continue as our hearts are saddened also. Just remember that Joann is with her Lord and Savior. With our Love for you...

Randy & Faye Poag

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