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Jesse Louis Shelton

Jesse Louis Shelton, 83, of Martinsville, Va,, passed away on September 10, 2017 at his home. He was born on September 9, 1934 to the late David and Geneva Tuck Shelton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Paul Wallace Shelton; sister, Gertrude Huff; and brother, Wallace Shelton.

Mr. Shelton was a truck driver for Prillaman Chemical Distribution Company. He attended North Fork Primitive Baptist Church, and was a veteran of the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille Riddle Shelton of the residence; daughter, Victoria Lynn Shelton Sands of the residence; son, Dale Louis Shelton of Martinsville, Va.; sisters, Louise Gauldin and husband Jim of Martinsville, Va., and Ruth Dalton of Hurt, Va.; brothers, Otha Shelton and wife Ruby of Pittsville, Va. and Larry Shelton of Huddleston, Va.; grandchildren, Jesse Walker Shelton of Axton, Va., and Louis “LT” Sands of Martinsville, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will on held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel with Pastor Dean Ashby and Elder Raymond Goad officiating. A visitation will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel, and at other times will be at the residence. The burial will be held at Riddle Family Cemetery in Axton, Va. following the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Riddle Family Cemetery at 9359 Chatham Rd. Martinsville, VA 24112.

Norris Funeral Services Inc. and Crematory Martinsville, VA., is serving the Shelton family. Online condolences may be made at

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