White Blossoms

Mildred F. Sherbon

February 21, 1931 ~ November 22, 2022 (age 91)

Tribute

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents Charles Herbert Shepherd and Mabel Fiant Shepherd; by her husband Jack Sherbon and her oldest son Mark Sherbon; Her older brother Howard E Shepherd Sr her older sister Opal Fern Shepherd and her younger brother Millard C "Bud" Shepherd.

She is survived by her sons Tim Sherbon and his wife Kim of Norman and James Sherbon and his wife Chellie and her granddaughter Jess of Norman, OK.

Her sister-in-law Vonda Shepherd of Maguire, OK and her nephews Bobby Woodring and wife Deloris of Moore, OK and nephew Scott Shepherd and wife Mary of Maine as well as a large number of friends. 

 

Fay, as everyone knew her, was born in Cleveland, OK in 1931 to Charles and Mabel Shepherd.

“There’s no “e” on the end of Fay. I was born during The Great Depression and my parents could not afford the extra letter.” She would say.

 She was one of four children with older siblings Howard and Fern and her baby brother Bud. The Shepherds grew up in modest means with love as the primary catalyst in life. Fay lost her father when she was a teenager and had to grow up fast and strong with two brothers in the military and a farm to help take care of. She graduated high school from Noble, OK, and married Jack Sherbon of Norman, OK in 1954.

In 1958 she was blessed with a son Mark, a second son Tim, in 1961, and in 1968, James.

Three rowdy boys and a mischievous husband. Oh my. She developed a quirky sense of humor and had the patience of a saint. (Most of the time…)

She was a steadfast wife to Jack who supported and honored him when times were tough and celebrated life with him until his early passing.

Fay was mother and “mender of whatever hurts” for her sons all through her life. Her witness and life examples were cornerstones in their development and upbringing. She was a precious gift that turned our coal into diamonds.

She worked at the Donut Stop for many years and brightened the lives of all she encountered. Her coworkers thought of her as family and eagerly awaited her smile.

Fay was a faithful member of First Assembly for over 70 years. She worked as the Sunday School Superintendent, Women’s Ministries officer, do “whatever was needed” worker, and the helpmate to her husband Jack who was the church treasurer and deacon for many of those years.

Fay was selfless caregiver to all who needed her. She took care of her mother until she passed, her mother-in-law until she passed, her brother-in-law until he passed, her sister until she passed, her son until he passed. And now God is taking care of her in her passing.

God got another angel. No bell ringing though, it is more like a gong.

It is amazing that one tiny lady born during The Great Depression would speak so softly but make such a great impression.

 

Alas, set free like a sky bound dove.

Toward her home to be-

In Heaven above.


Services

Visitation
Tuesday
November 29, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Havenbrook Funeral Home
3401 Havenbrook Street
Norman, OK 73072

Funeral Service
Wednesday
November 30, 2022

1:00 PM
First Assembly of God Norman
2500 E. Lindsey Street
Norman, OK 73071
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Burial
Wednesday
November 30, 2022

2:00 PM
Fairview-Maguire Cemetery, Noble, Oklahoma

Noble, OK
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