Patricia L. Shepherd, 69

Patricia L. “Pat” Shepherd, 69, of Showell, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at home. She was born in Berlin, Md., daughter of the late George W. Cathell and Mary (Mullen) Cathell.

Shepherd enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, playing bingo and going to the casinos. She supported area fundraising events and was a member of First Baptist Church in Berlin.

Shepherd was preceded in death by a son, Ray H. Shepherd Jr., in 2016. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ray H. Shepherd Sr. of Showell; three daughters, Cathy Korycki and her husband, Matt, of New Windsor, N.Y., Lisa Shepherd Hall and her husband, Don, of Dagsboro, Del., and Lori L. Calloway and her husband, Ed, of Berlin; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Ann Shepherd of Frankford, Del.; a sister, Marie E. Morris of Millsboro, Del.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home, Selbyville, Del., with Mike Mitchell officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, Jan. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Worcester County Humane Society; P.O. Box 48; Berlin, MD 21811, or to Women Supporting Women; 1320 Belmont Ave., Suite 402; Salisbury, MD 21804. Condolences may be sent online at