Services for Danette Jewell Sargent Shepard, 47 yrs., will be conducted from Harrod Brothers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2012, with Pastor Jerry Montgomery and Pastor Andrew Haire officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.
Danette passed peacefully in her parents’ home in Frankfort after a two-year battle with melanoma.
Born in Wolfe Co., KY, on November 9, 1964, Danette was a graduate of Kentucky School for the Deaf and attended National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, NY, and Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. She was a former employee of 15 years for the U.S. Post Office in Lexington, KY, and a homemaker with a generous heart.
Danette was the gentle and caring mother of Kayla Shepard and Emily Richardson and proud grandmother of Xavier Amey, all of Shepherdsville, KY; beloved daughter of Marilyn and Lowell Lynn, Frankfort, KY; sister to Beth Lynn, Frankfort, KY, and Amber Betts, Pensacola, FL; half sister to Gary and Jeremy Sargent of OH; fiancé of James Richardson, Shepherdsville, KY; and best friend to Patty Kemp, Bremen, KY. She was preceded in death by her father, Danny Sargent.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages expressions of sympathy made in Danette’s memory to Hospice of the Bluegrass/Frankfort Office, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home; condolences may be shared via the online guest book at www.harrodbrothersfuneralhome.com.