Joyce Chesley Shepherd, 76, of Midlothian, passed away on October 9, 2019. She was born March 10, 1943, in Edinburg, TX. Joyce and her mother moved to Oconto, WI, when she was an infant. She was raised by her grandparents, Bill & Pearl Chesley. She married Chris Shepherd and had two sons, Scot and Kent. Joyce was a loving, caring person who would help anyone in need. She did volunteer work in many ways – at her grandkids schools, Band Boosters, Covenant House and soup kitchens.
Preceded in death by her grandparents, her father, Lauron Chesley, her stepfather, Al Zilles, her husband, Chris Shepherd, her son, Scot Shepherd and her brother Leigh Chesley. She is survived by her mother, Ermalee Zilles (NC), son, Kent Shepherd, grandchildren; Shannon Shepherd, Dillon Shepherd, Crystal & Manny Aleman, Caitlyn & Trenton Simmons and 2 great-grandchildren. Also survived by 8 sisters and brothers: John Zilles (FL), Judy Giesler (WI), JoAnn & John Houston (WI), Jane Zilles (NC), Janet Zilles (FL), Laura & Dale Carpenter, Lauron Chesley and Larry Chesley as well as many loving and supportive nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Celebration of Life will occur at First United Methodist Church of Midlothian on October 19 in the Family Life Center at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the breast cancer charity of your choice.