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Carolyn J. Shepherd

August 11, 1958 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Carolyn Shepherd Obituary

Carolyn Joyce Shepherd was born August 11, 1958 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Carolyn attended Joliet Public School and graduated from Joliet Township High School.

She is preceded in death by her mother,  Ludella Shepherd; father, Glenn H. Thomas Sr.; brother, Glenn H. Thomas Jr. and special aunt, Barbara Shepherd.

She worked in retail for a few years in various department stores and afterwards worked many years in Housekeeping at a local nursing home.

She passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2024 at RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale, IL.

She leaves in God’s care and to cherish her memories; seven children, Zakiya Smith, Darnell Smith, Rena Smith, Barney Ray Creal, Keon Dontae Creal, Adrian Marshawn Creal and Elijah Creal; siblings, Larry Dillard, Mark Thomas, Micheal Thomas, Jacqueline Thomas and Tonya Huff; stepmother, Wilma Thomas; grandchildren, Jaeloni, Jaylin, Demanee, Parnell, Elijah, Amari, Anaiah, Kyla, Karena, Lamel, Keon Jr., Jasiah, Keona, Kason, Chase, Roalty, and Barney Ray Jr.; two great grandchildren, Jayden and Zaniah Fuqua; cherished nephew, Gerald Shumpert; special friends, Joseph Smith and Suzette Williams; goddaughters, Gwen Ollie and Pearl King and a host of other relatives and friends. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 2, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Minor-Morris Funeral Home, Ltd.
112 Richards Street
Joliet, IL 60433

Visitation
Saturday
February 3, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. John M.B. Church
104 E Zarley Blvd
Joliet, Illinois 60433

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 3, 2024

10:00 AM
St. John M.B. Church
104 E Zarley Blvd
Joliet, Illinois 60433

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
February 3, 2024

Elmhurst Cemetery
1212 E. Washington Street
Joliet, IL 60433

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