Service Recognition Pin

The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville was founded on the dedication and commitment of volunteers who provide vital support to adults in this community who are aging or with disabilities. This service award pin recognizes exceptional service which benefits our community. Any volunteer demonstrating this extraordinary giving spirit may be nominated by a service recipient, another volunteer, board member, staff person, or anyone observing this exceptional service. Nominations should be submitted by March 1 or September 1 of the calendar year.

Service Recognition Pin Nomination Form

  • Recipients:


    Spring 2016

    Harold Blue
    Ken Drewry
    Tonya Stanley

    Fall 2016

    Emily Andrews
    Eleanor Atkins

    Spring 2017

    Joan Brown
    Elizabeth Fluck
    Mary Spangler

    Fall 2017

    Lucretia (Lou) Arnold
    John Lennon
    Chris Turner



Sonny Simpson Award Statue

Sonny Simpson Service Award

Our volunteers are the backbone of this special organization. Without their dedication and hours of service many of the area older adults or persons with disabilities would not be able to make it to their medical appointments, talk with another individual for days at a time, receive respite care from the challenges of caring for a loved one day after day, have a Senior Enrichment Center where they can make new friends or participate in learning and activities, communicate with family and friends via email and Facebook, borrow medical equipment, have someone to assist with minor home repairs, have friendly visitors to come by, receive counseling, or participate in support groups. Our volunteers make this happen!

The Sonny Simpson Service Award was established to recognize the volunteers who go “over and beyond” what is expected. Sonny Simpson was one of our early volunteers who became our Handyperson Volunteer Coordinator. He was a shining example of servant leadership; therefore, when this award was established it was named after his dedication. Periodically volunteers are selected to have their name placed on the Sonny Simpson Service Award statue which is located by The Shepherd’s Center’s front door.

Sonny Simpson Award Statue
Sonny Simpson Award Statue
  • Current Recipients:

    Theodore Kerner
    Richard Whitaker, MD
    Marilyn Shafrath
    Anna Marie Dean
    Louise Sapp
    R L Stanley
    Curtis Campbell
    Bill Radisch
    Archie Thomas
    Jim Waddell
    Becky Groome
    Irvin Grigg
    Richard Hedgecock
    Sarah Larrimore
    Tom Lee
    Elizabeth Norelius
    Bobbie Wolfe
    Henrietta Barrett
    Max Coltrane
    Bill Goode
    Phyllis Lennon
    Bob Lundergan
    Becky Lewis
    David Burns
    Carolin Lowy
    Barbara Sechrist
    Janie Hayes
    Carol Lackey
    Joan Hope
    Mary McClellan
    Hazel Shamburger
    Harold Rachel