Melbie Shepherd Smith Fedler, age 63 of Laurel Hill passed away, Thursday, July 18, 2019.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel with burial following in Hillside Memorial Park.
Melbie was a daughter of the late Spencer Shepherd and Jane Carlisle Shepherd born May 29, 1956 in Marlboro County, South Carolina. She was a Registered Nurse for more than 30 years caring for patients in the Labor and Delivery Department at Scotland Memorial Hospital. She served as a faithful member of Springfield Pentecostal Holiness Church where she enjoyed teaching Sunday school and singing. Melbie was the only blind member of the Laurinburg Lions Club. A talented seamstress, she enjoyed gardening, canning, crafting and loved her chickens and birds. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, and to them she will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband’s, JC Smith, Jr. and Robert Leo Fedler, Sr.; brother, Charles S. Shepherd and granddaughter, Myajah Grace Huntley.
Melbie leaves behind her daughters, Elizabeth “Beth” Smith-Foster (Mark) and Amy Smith, all of Laurel Hill; sons, Robert “Bobby” Fedler, Jr. (Melanie), Shawn Fedler (Danielle), all of Connecticut; brother, Tommy Shepherd (Lou) of Laurinburg; sisters, Phyllis Johnson (Gene) of Laurinburg, Doris Reese of Georgia, Peggy Beasley (Jimmy) of Laurel Hill, Vivian Siongco (Danny) of Oregon; mother-in-law, Yvonne Dill of Wilmington; grandchildren, Staci Smith, Isaiah Smith, Sydney Smith, JC Foster, Mark Foster, Jr.; great grandchildren, Nirvana Quinn Robinson, Jalen Emmanuel Smith, along with many loving nieces, nephews, friends and a special thank you to Hilary Kelly for choosing to be a special member of this family.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 21st at Richard Boles Funeral Service.
Memorial donations may be given in her memory to Scotland Regional Hospice, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28353, The Lion’s Club of Laurinburg, 1006 W. Scotsdale Road, Laurinburg, NC 28352 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.