Mary Elizabeth Shelton

August 18, 1926 - November 20, 2010
Mary Elizabeth Shelton

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Mary Beth Shelton, 84, died peacefully November 20, 2010 in Hendersonville, NC, after a brief illness.

A native of St. Claire, PA, Mary Beth moved to Washington DC during World War II. There she worked for the Department of Agriculture and met her late husband, Billy Ray Shelton. The couple were married, settled in Alexandria, VA, and raised six children. After the death of her husband, Mary Beth worked as an office administrator at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Springfield, VA and later at St. Timothyís Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA. After retiring in 2004, Mary Beth moved to Columbus, NC.

She is survived by her six children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St. John the Baptist Church in Tryon, NC on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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  • November 24, 2010
    KAB says:
    God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be. So He wrapped his arms around you, and whispered, "come to me." You didn't deserve what you went through, So He gave you rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best And when I saw you sleeping, So peaceful and free from pain I could not wish you back To suffer that again.

  • November 24, 2010
    Magallon Family says:
    May you find comfort in the memories that are yours to cherish always, and strength in the companionship of those who share your loss.... I have learned never to underestimate the healing power we all have. It is always there to be used for the highest good. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4) May it be a source of inner strength to know that there's a loving God watching over you, and that, throughout this time of need, He'll stay close by your side. I have fought the fine fight, I have run the course to the finish, I have observed the faith.-2Timothy 4:7. As for me, I will lie down that I may sleep; I shall certainly awake, for Jehovah himself keeps supporting me. -Psalms 3:5

  • December 05, 2010
    Kathy says:
    We'll miss you so much Mom, and we could never tell you enough how much you meant to all of us. Always willing to have a laugh, I see you with a big happy smile. You're never out of my thoughts. Watch over us until we see each other again.

  • August 16, 2011
    Keith J. Shelton says:
    My Mom was the best Mom a son could ever have! She always put my needs and my brothers and sisters needs before her own. I miss her so so much but I know everyday she is looking down on me and I hope with each passing day she is happy and proud of the man who I have become I Love you Mom Keith