Bonnie Sheppard Death | Passed Away | Obituary
Bonnie Sheppard Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Bonnie Sheppard.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
Bonnie Sheppard SHEP I SERIOUSLY DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO START! My morning has literally flipped upside down seeing all this! You are my heart, my birthday twin, someone I still spoke with to this day MY HEART ACHES & I just pray that you now with all my other angels watch over us all & keep us safe! I still can’t believe i’m writing this right now Love you so much always!
I’ve been struggling to put my emotions into words today. Much like my Chipmunk sisters, today has been filled with tears and reminiscing great memories of Bonnie Sheppard. “Shep”—someone who will always be the “heart” of Chapelle to thousands of women.
A little while ago, a distinct image of a familiar messy desk popped into my mind. There’s a black Southern Miss sticker on the top right corner of the front facing side of the desk.
Now, imagine about twenty papers spread out on a 4-foot high desk. Then, multiply that stack of papers by 5. I’m talking RECORD BREAKING STACKS OF PAPERS on this desk.
Behind the desk is a teacher in a striped sweater, with gold hoop earrings, a warm (and sometimes sarcastic) smile, and hair untouched by the decades. She insists that she knows EXACTLY where any paper, test key, note, etc is on her messy desk. It may seem messy to you, but she likes it that way.
She directs the class that it’s time for ASK BONNIE. Any question, within reason, will be given a thoughtful, real response from the woman herself. One of the questions somehow always leads to her sharing that she was on Rummel’s homecoming court, with pictures to prove it. Another sparks laughter in the class. Another sparks deep thought and emotion.
I wish I could remember the specific question that was asked that sparked a flood of emotion in me. On this particular day during my sophomore year, the world felt heavy. She noticed.
I stayed behind in class to talk for a few minutes that day. And the next few days after that. And before I knew it, I found a cheerleader and safe haven in a teacher who poured love and encouragement into me, just as she did for my sister Julie Jeansonne and thousands of students before us.
I often think about the phrase “be who you needed when you were younger.” For me, many mentors, teachers, and coaches come to mind…but there’s no one like Shep.
Man.. I didn’t believe the news when I heard it last night. But, the outpouring of love this morning confirms the worse. Bonnie Sheppard, you will be so truly missed. You will be missed by not only those you’ve taught, but those that you’ve yet to teach! Your name, your humor, and your legacy will resonate through the halls forever. You are a part that makes Chapelle—“Chapelle”. I know where you’re headed now and you more than deserve it. Just remember, in heaven you start off with “100 participation points” each day. So choose your mischievous days wisely like I did!
I had to edit this post because I completely forgot about your most selfless act… Shep, thank you so, so much for letting it be Ali Rae Sheppard’s Pie just once on the menu and announcements 😘
We all love and miss you. Rest Easy, Shep!
I am so sad to learn today that you passed. Bonnie Sheppard, you will always be in my heart. A great teacher, mentor, and friend. It was an honor to have you go with me to the Mother/ Daughter Breakfast my senior year. You will be missed by so many.
Bonnie Sheppard – Rest In Peace. One of my most favorite all time teachers. Still commented on all of my FB pictures. Still remembered each student as if she had only taught us last year. Class of ‘88 ❤️ & will miss You Bonnie!!
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