Audrey “Nan” Mae Sheppard Kitchens
Stapleton, GA – Audrey Mae “Nan” Sheppard Kitchens, 88, loving wife of the late S M Kitchens, entered into rest Monday morning, February 3, 2014, at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM, Wednesday, February 5, 2014 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Black officiating. Interment will follow in the Stapleton Memorial Gardens.
One of nine children, born to the late Ethel Rachels Sheppard and the late Charlie M. Sheppard, Audrey was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and was a member of Stapleton Methodist Church. A “feisty lady” with a great sense of humor, she enjoyed reading—especially her Bible, working word puzzles, tending her vegetable garden and cooking for her family. Lovingly known as “Nan” by her family and the neighborhood, her favorite place to be was her home—she loved visiting with family and friends. Nan loved her family beyond words and was most content in their presence.
Audrey was also preceded in death by her son, Chris Kitchens; and all of her siblings. Survivors include her children, Larry D. Kitchens (Joann) and Lynda K. Black (Don); nine grandchildren, Jackie Stewart (Laura), Larry Stewart (Linda), Dwayne Stewart, Dean K. Kitchens, Randy Black, Traci Gantt, Kevin Kitchens, Kristian Kitchens and Destiny Kitchens; nine great grandchildren, Donavan Stewart, Chad Stewart, Dakota Stewart, Dylan Stewart, Cynthia Kitchens, Abegail Black, Shelby Black, Hunter Gantt and Sam Gantt; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers will be Randy Black, Chase Braswell, Hiram Milburn, Charles Reese, Justin Russell and Sport Wiley.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00PM on Tuesday evening, February 4, 2014.
Legacy of Love
A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife, not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep