December 26, 1990 ~ May 7, 2016

Born in: Henderson County,
Resided in: Arden, NC

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. La'Crecia Deanna Shepard: creative, colorful, expressive

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  1. Glenna and family, prayers for you and your family. May the God of peace and comfort be ever present as you navigate this loss and difficult time.
    Kim Hopson Johnston county jaguars

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  2. My deepest condolences to the family! May God bless you with some peace during this difficult time.

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  3. Glenna,

    We were so saddened to hear of your daughter’s passing and we are praying for you all during this difficult season. Our love and prayers to you all and to the entire Trailblazer family.

    Jan Kirven
    Greensboro Panthers Volleyball Club

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  4. Ken, Jessie, Glenna and family,
    I am so sorry to learn of LaCrecia’s passing. I know you are all broken hearted. I always enjoyed seeing, talking to her and calling her matches. She was very special to so many people. I will continue to pray for all of you during this time of sorrow and need!

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  5. Thinking of you all and praying for the Lord to carry you through this time of grieving.

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  6. Kimala,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know the pain is unbearable at times and the hurt is deeply felt. Rest in God and know he is always with you and your family. Know that you are all in my prayers.

    Love you,

    Patti Brown

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  7. Glenna, I’m so sorry for your loss. May God bless you during this time. My prayers are with you and the family.

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  8. Your cousins, Sam and Eva will miss you dearly. They were raised with you in a loving home, and I know how much they love you! We have lost an angel. Love you, Bubbe

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  9. I’m very sorry for the loss of your grand daughter, daughter, sister, friend, and mother of such a precarious little girl. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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  10. Glenna. I am so sorry for your loss.y prayer is that God reveals himself to you I. A mighty way. And comforts you like no o e else can

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  11. We are so deeply saddened by your unimaginable loss. We keep your family close in our hearts and our prayers. Love, the Mims family

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  12. Glenna & Greg — Sheldon, Tessa, Luke & Grayson,

    I felt like I had been punched in the stomach when I heard this devastating news, and can scarcely find the words to express my deep grief and just an ache for all of you. I have many fond memories of those years with Crecia in Spanish and in other classes and am just … grieved. I am so so sorry. May the Comforter be more real for each one of you than ever before, and know that many of us are holding you all up in prayer.

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  13. Glena and Greg, Grayson and Jessie and family,
    I was so saddened to hear of your loss of La’Crecia. I will continue to lift you up in prayer as you press on without her and grieve for this precious daughter, granddaughter and sister. I know you will see glimpses of her in Aubrielle and she will live in your hearts until you see her again one day. Your Ashevillle Braintraining family is here for you. May God bring you comfort and peace.

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  14. What a beautiful life that was able to touch so many others. We will be praying for every one of the family members and dear friends throughout this difficult time.

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  15. Dear Greg, Glenna, and the rest of the family,
    I am still reeling from the news, as I’m sure you are too. I’m so, so sorry for your terrible loss. I cannot fathom it. Please know that you are in my prayers and in my heart.

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  16. Dear Crockett and Toney Families,
    Words are so inadequate at a time like this. La’Crecia was a beautiful girl and I know your hearts are broken. I thank God that you have your faith to help you through the coming days .God’s grace will help you through this so keep looking up. Please know that your church family is here for you now and the days ahead. You have been in my prayers constantly since I heard. It is never easy to lose a loved one and especially when we feel they have their whole life ahead and they are so young. Aubrielle is a beautiful little girl and I hope she will bring you much joy in years to come. La’Crecia was so lucky to have all of you in her life, surrounded by the love your family has for each other. Please call if there is anything we can do.

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  17. Dear Glenna,
    We are so very sorry to hear about your precious daughter after your having described her to us during Brenin’s testing with you. We felt we met a friend in you and came to know your family briefly through your memories and testimonies. I could hear your voice and words talking about La’Crecia on that evaluation day as I read her obituary today. What a tragic loss for you and your family all. May God’s mercy and love help you find the grace and peace you will well need for the coming days and months ahead.

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  18. Dear Crockett, Toney and Shepard Families, We are so sorry for you loss. I cannot imagine the pain and shock you all are going through and I am praying for you all every day. You are such a strong, supportive family and I know your individual and collective strength will carry you through the coming days and weeks. God has you all and La’Crecia in the palm of his hand and will comfort and guide you through this so you can be there for little Aubrielle. She will carry on her mother’s light and spark!

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  19. Toney and Shepard family,

    I was so shocked to hear this devastating news. You have my deepest condolences and best wishes for a hope filled future. My prayers are being lifted up right now for peace, wisdom, and understanding. Love you guys!

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  20. Kimala, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayer is that you are blessed with never ending comfort from our beautiful Savior. God will watch over you…He will never disappoint or leave you, His love is true and faithful. God knows your heart..and we will all be in that great reunion.

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  21. We are so very sorry for your family’s loss. May God pour out His peace on all of you. We are praying for you all.

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  22. I am so sorry for what must be your unbearable pain right now. My heart hurts for you. May you find comfort in memories of the all-too-brief time that she was a beautiful part of your family.

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  23. I was so sorry to hear of the loss of this beautiful young woman. My prayers are with all of you.
    May God’s abundant grace fill and comfort you.

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  24. I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. I know losing a loved one is very hard to cope with especially when they’re young and it’s unexpected. May God provide you all with comfort and mercy during a difficult time (1 Corinthians 15:26).

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  25. Hi my name is Kayla and I am a local bible teacher. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. There is a very comforting scripture at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can all look forward to a time when death will be no more. I hope that this scripture can bring some true comfort during these difficult times.

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  26. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss of this precious girl. You are in our prayers. In Christ, The Fortunatos ( from the Christian Home Schoolers of Wilmington). We will continue to uplift you.

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