An elderly woman wearing a pale blue cardigan. She is holding a large black and white owl in her right hand.

Image © (Joyanne Sheppard)

Pictured: (Elizabeth Anne Sheppard)

(16/01/1936 – 25/12/2020)

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took his hands when I heard his call,
I turned my back and I left you all.
I couldn’t stay another day, to laugh,
to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay this way,
I’ve found that peace at the end of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, ah yes these too I will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savoured much,
good friends, great times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me.
God wanted me now, he set me free.
Love always mum, Joyanne XXX

Joyanne Sheppard
Bristol