Gloria Jean (Shepherd) Wilkie

June 26, 1942 ~ September 14, 2022 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Gloria Jean Shepherd Wilkie, age 80, of Forest City, died Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. 

She was the daughter of the late Clifford Shepherd and Sydna Shepherd. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son Jeff Wilkie and a sister Jackie Meyers. 

Gloria was a native of Alexandria, VA. She was a member of Harmon Street Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of over 60 years Cecil B. Wilkie they where married on October 16, 1961. 

One Daughter: 
Sherry Wilkins

One Son: 
Darryl Wilkie

Three Brothers:
Wayne Shepherd, Eddie Shepherd and Gary Shepherd

Seven Grandchildren

Four Great-grandchildren

The family will receive friends Sunday, September 18, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at McMahan's Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 1:00 PM, Monday, September 19, 2022 at McMahan's Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Scott Butler officiating. Interment will be at Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Forest City, NC. An online guest register is available at McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.

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September 18, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McMahan's Funeral Home
249 South Main Street
Rutherfordton, North Carolina 28139

Funeral Service
September 19, 2022

1:00 PM
McMahan's Funeral Home Chapel
249 South Main Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Interment following funeral service
September 19, 2022

Eternal Hills Memorial Park
1565 Oakland Rd
Forest City, NC 28043


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