Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love in Silence

James & Jimmie Marie Jordan Shephard shared their lives in silence.
The couple was deaf.

James was from Hazlehurst, MS. He was born about 1895 and died Sept 1970 in Detriot, Michigan. He was an uncle to my aunt Annie Bell Shephard Ealy.

Let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18

Photograph courtesy of Shelia Easley, the couple's granddaughter.


  1. I work in the area of special education--and have often wondered what it was like to be deaf (or have other disabilities) in the era before the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

    1. James received his education from the Mississippi School for the Deaf. I have another deaf relative who did not attend school.