Ronald L. Sheffield Sr.

Ronald Lorenzo “Porky” Sheffield Sr., 65, of Jacksonville (longtime Palatka resident), entered the sunset of life Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside in Jacksonville. 

A native of Palatka, he was the son of David Sheffield and Etta Bell (Brown) Sheffield and was born Monday, Dec. 8, 1952. He was a graduate of Central Academy High School. He was a member of Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and served as an usher and sang with Men Infiltrating Neighborhoods ministry group. After relocating, he attended Soul Winning Temple in Green Cove Springs with his wife. He was a former city of Palatka Public Works Department employee and was previously a merchant seaman. 

In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in eternal rest by his brother, John Bell Sheffield. 

He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife, Nicole Nichols Sheffield of Jacksonville; sons, Reginald (Amanda) Sheffield of Gainesville, Ronald Sheffield of Jr., Norristown, Pa., and Tim Sheffield of Jacksonville; daughters, Roniqua Sheffield of Tallahassee, Crystal Sheffield of Palatka and Lanel Sheffield-Hardy of New York; sister, Shirley Sheffield; raised as a sister, Patsy Lherisson, both of Orange Park; stepchildren, Rashawn Walker of Orange Park, Quieron Hunter and Tianna Nichols, both of Jacksonville; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;  mother-in-law, Janie Nichols; grandmother-in-law; Essie Mae Houston; and a host of other caring relatives and friends. 

Visitation of family and friends will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, and the celebration of life service will be noon Saturday, Sept. 15 at Flagg’s Chapel of Serenity. Pastor Kevin Lockett of Soul Winning Temple in Green Cove Springs, and the Rev. Anthony Q. Robinson Sr., pastor of Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, will be officiating. Sheffield Family Condolences may be sent to 

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Karl N. Flagg Serenity Memorial Chapel, 2400 Madison St. in Palatka.

Palatka Daily News

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