Christina B. “Chrissie” Shepard

June 20, 1955February 10, 2020

Christina B. Shepard “Chrissie” passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on February 10, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. She was born on June 20, 1955 in Newport, Rhode Island; the daughter of the late Carl and Virginia Bolender. Chrissie worked at NC State in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering as a Workshop Event Planner.

Chrissie is survived by her husband, Rick; son, Kyle; daughter, Caitlin; daughter-in-law, Jen; granddaughter, Riley Shepard; dog, Elmo; sister, Charlotte; two brothers, Robert and William; and stepmom, Maria; and stepsister, Danielle.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Tommy.

A memorial service will be held in the upstairs chapel at Hope Community Church Raleigh Campus on Saturday February 22nd at 10:00 AM. The address is 821 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh NC 27606.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made through donations to either Transitions Life Care or Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina.


  • In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made through donations to either Transitions LifeCare or Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, February 22, 2020


Christina B. “Chrissie” Shepard

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carolyn Mitkowski

February 20, 2020

All of us in the BAE Retiree Lunch Group are going to miss Chrissie at our monthly luncheons. We all enjoyed her easy conversational style and general good humored personality. Most of us in the group at some point have worked with Chrissie and will attest that she was a spitfire when things needed to be done and always wanted to please others. Chrissie was interested in other people, especially enjoying their stories about the places they had been and eager to add her experiences to the conversation. She was excited about living and full of short and long term plans. Her joy of life showed through in her work day efforts, with her delight in friends, and when she would talk proudly about her family. She is leaving our fledgling group with a wonderful memory of her friendship.

Sarah Thorn

February 20, 2020

I know this photo doesn't show the beauty of your mother, as her hair was blowing in the wind when this photo was taken.

However, I will say that I remember this day very fondly and how kind and peaceful Mrs. Shepard is. She is so proud of Caitlin and the work that Caitlin does with her dear horse, Harriet.

I remember that Mrs. Shepard was very welcoming to me as the entire Shepard family welcomed me into the event of watching Caitlin compete with Harriet a few months back.

I'm very sorry for your loss.

Thank you for your kindness, Mrs. Shepard.

Gabriel Oxford

February 19, 2020


Anita and I want to share are condolences. We did not know Chrissie well; however, your kind spirit has made an impression on both of us...we know Chrissie must have been equally special as the two of you are one. We are praying for you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything you need.

In His love,

Gabe & Anita

Trevor & Jenna Leander

February 18, 2020

Jenna and I remember the first time we met Chrissie after moving into the neighborhood. We were hanging out at the pool and I remember how our conversation quickly turned to stream restoration which I had worked in for many years. Most people have no clue that stream restoration is even a thing so having someone to converse with about this was awesome for me. If I we had a word to describe the feeling my wife and I felt when meeting Chrissie it would be comfort. There is something about meeting genuine good people like Chrissie in this crazy world we live in today that gives you a rare sense of comfort. Although she has moved on from this world she will never leave our thoughts.

Elaine McCraw

February 18, 2020

Dear Rick & Family,
I only had a few moments with Chrissie at Daymark Realty work events. Her spirit of sweetness was contagious. We were so excited to talk about her first grand baby. The sparkle in her eye becoming a grandma, was priceless. We shared a kindred spirit together because I am a grandma. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God's unfailing love be your comfort during this time.

Steve Hall

February 17, 2020

Chrissie was a wonderful part of the BAE Extension team, I was very thankful to work with her. She was always positive and willing to learn, but also had a lot of fun. Will miss her, family is in our prayers.

Mitch Woodward

February 17, 2020

I miss Chrissie. Her smile. Her contagious laughter. Her wonderful sense of humor. How helpful and pleasant a personality! I always looked forward to the events when we got to spend time and work together. How much fun that time was over the years. It just never seemed like work. She was such a part of the BAE workshops that it just has not been the same since she retired. I miss Chrissie.....

Chris Walker

February 16, 2020

Chrissie always had a smile and always had a great attitude toward anything. Rick and Chrissie are the couple you try to become. True love. We will all miss her so much and my prayers are with the entire family during this hard time. She is an angel and will always look over all of us.

Andy Bacon

February 16, 2020

Rick and the entire family my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very trying time. May Chrissie rest in peace.


Carol Byrd

February 13, 2020

Dear Rick, Caitlin, Kyle and family,

I’m so sorry for your loss. Chrissie was a wonderful woman who lived life to the fullest. I will always remember her fondly.
You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Carol Byrd ~