La'Crecia Deanna Shepard, 25, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at her home in Asheville.
La'Crecia was born on Dec. 26, 1990 in Henderson County, NC. La'Crecia graduated from Crockett's Crossing (homeschool) High School in 2009. She participated in homeschool activities and athletics with the local homeschool co-op groups and the Asheville Trailblazers during her high school years. She served as volleyball team co-captian and outside hitter in 2007 on the first Asheville Trailblazers State Volleyball Championship Team. She also played basketball for the Asheville Trailblazers her senior year. Prior to Trailblazer Athletics, La'Crecia played volleyball and basketball at Veritas Christian Academy. La'Crecia was a very creative and talented artist and writer, often creating shirts, pictures, and designs for her precious daughter and for other family and friends. La'Crecia loved to spend time drawing and coloring in adult coloring books. Her time spent creating and expressing brought her great comfort and was very therapeutic. La'Crecia was a lifelong member of Skyland Baptist Church. She often attended children and youth camps and activities.
La'Crecia is survived by her precious 3 year old daughter, Aubrielle Arghiere and special friend, Scott Arghiere. Her parents are Michael Shepard of Asheville, Kimala Crockett of Arden. Siblings are Sheldon Shepard of Maryville, TN, Tessa Shepard of Arden, Luke Toney and Grayson Toney of Asheville. Also survived by niece, Blakely Thurman and nephew, Steel Toney. La'Crecia was raised and homeschooled by her Aunt and Uncle, Greg and Glenna Toney of Asheville and her beloved Grandparents, Ken and Jessie Crockett(Mamaw and Papaw) of Arden.
Groce Funeral Home, 72 Long Shoals Rd, Arden NC 28704, will be handling the services.
La'Crecia's family will receive friends with visitation on, Friday, May 13th from 6 - 8 pm at Groce.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 14th at 1:00 pm at Skyland Baptist Church, 2115 Hendersonville Road. Reverend David Honeycutt will officiate the service. La'Crecia will be laid to rest at New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Butler addition.
Please send memorials to Skyland Baptist Church, in care of the Family Life Center (P.O. Box 278, Skyland, NC 28776), in memory of La'Crecia Shepard.
Thank you to all of the family, friends, coaches, and teachers who enriched La'Crecia's life.