Shawn Allen Sheppard Jr., was born on Dec. 27, 2009, at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, Tenn. He weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 inches long. His parents are Shawn and Mary Sheppard of Batesville, Ark.
Maternal grandparents are Gerald and Idelia Coleman of Joshua, Texas. Paternal grandmother is the late Marci K. Sheppard of Cleburne, Texas.