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La'Crecia Shepard I know many of you have been thinking about and praying for me and my family due to the unexpected and untimely death of my precious girl, La’Crecia Shepard (age 25) on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at her home in Asheville.

La’Crecia is survived by her precious 3-year-old daughter, Aubrielle Arghiere, and special friend, Scott Arghiere. Siblings are Sheldon Shepard, Tessa Shepard, Luke Toney, and Grayson Toney. La’Crecia was raised and homeschooled by her aunt and uncle, Glenna and Greg Toney of Asheville, and her beloved grandparents, Ken and Jessie Crockett of Arden.

I am so blessed to be surrounded by godly praying friends and clients. It is very comforting to know people are thinking of us. All of our family (and me especially) are humbly overwhelmed by the love and support my friends, family, church, and especially the homeschool community has shown us during our time of need.

There is a great void in our family now. Only God can fill it and only time will heal it. We are just trying to put one foot in front of the other today and the days to follow. Our family is trying to find a new normal.

Our grief and our loss is deep but our faith in God goes deeper and He is stronger than all of this sorrow. God is good all of the time and all of the time God is good. As for Greg and I, we will praise Him in this storm, that is what we choose.

I would appreciate it if you would keep praying for me and my family in the days, weeks, and months ahead.


Glenna Toney

Memorials can be sent to the Family Life Center in care of Skyland Baptist Church, PO Box 278, Skyland NC 28776, in memory of La’Crecia Shepard.

Condolences may be sent to Greg and Glenna Toney, PO Box 2077, Skyland NC 28776.