Joanne Marie Sheppard, 38, of  Clinton, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011, at her residence. Joanne was born in Traverse City, MI on November 4, 1972, a daughter of Carol Lynn (Drablowski) Hewett and Johnny Ray Ellzy.   She attended high school in Mendenhall.

Joanne is survived by: two sons, Coy and Tripp Sheppard of Mendenhall; a sister, Misty Jordan; and five brothers, Johnny Ray, Mike, Ronnie, Tucker, and Richie Ellzy.   Visitation will be Wednesday, May 18, 2011, from 5 pm to 8 pm  at Tutor Funeral Home in Mendenhall.   Religious service will be at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel, Mendenhall, at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 19, 2011, with Rev. Don Kleeb officiating.   Interment will be in Mendenhall City Cemetery.