Jason is the son of Reverend Johnny and Janie Vickers Shepard of Hartford. In 1991 he graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science and became National Board Certified in 1992.
In 1988, Jason began his career in Swainsboro, GA at Peebles-Curry Mortuary under the guidance of J. Gary Curry and Bob Ray Peebles. After graduation, he briefly returned to Swainsboro before moving to Vidalia, GA. There he worked with his friend and mentor, Ronnie Stewart at Ronnie L. Stewart Funeral Service. “Ronnie is more than a friend, he is also my greatest mentor, not only in funeral service, but life itself. He is rich in knowledge and I wouldn’t be where I am today if not for him.”
Jason along with friend and fellow funeral director Tracy Joiner opened Joiner-Shepard Funeral Home in Statesboro, GA in 1996. Today it is the leading funeral home in the area. However, all his family returned to Alabama and Jason longed to be with them. After owning and operating several funeral homes, in 2013, Jason, along with his wife, Amy and business partner, Roy Watford opened House of Flowers.
“After some time, I had numerous families coming to me about funerals and pricing. I felt as though funeral directors and funeral prices had abandoned families, so I had the idea to offer a beautiful, welcoming facility, while offering the lowest possible pricing available.” As we began to make the dream a reality, I was able to partner with my long-time friend, Roy Watford to offer families of the Wiregrass one of the most beautiful homes, the most favorable pricing and finest staff in the area. I couldn’t be happier to be back in the Wiregrass, serving families, doing what I love, with my wife, Amy and business partner Roy.
Roy, Amy, myself and the entire Family First team is here, ready and willing to serve our community. Because we feel like we offer service and facilities second to none, we offer our 100% Service Guarantee, regardless of family or financial needs.