Lucas Christian Shelton Christchurch, England Lucas Christian Shelton, 34, died December 3, 2013. He was born August 27, 1979 in Lansing Michigan to Marie (Anglim) and Brent Foster Shelton. Lucas graduated from St. Johns High School in 1998. He attended college at the University of Detroit Mercy where he was a member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. He graduated from Michigan State University in 2003. He worked in marketing and advertising in the Ann Arbor and Detroit area before moving to the United Kingdom. In 2009 he married Richard Pockett in Bournemouth, England. In addition to Richard, Lucas will be lovingly missed by his father, Brent, and stepmother Mary of St. Johns, MI, brother Brent II (Becky) of Westland, MI, sisters; Stephanie Shelton of Ovid, MI, and Bridgette Shelton of Phoenix, AZ, numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and many dear friends. Luke will be remembered by many for his gentle spirit and the joy he brought to all who knew him. He endeared himself to people with his sincerity and his dedication. He had the ability to tell a great story highlighted by his crooked smile, rapier wit, and an infectious laughter. He had love for travel that was quite surprising as he was directionally challenged to the point that he frequently called to get directions back to his college campus as a senior. Lucas was preceded in death by his mother Marie Therese, sister Meghan, grandparents; John and Agnes Shelton and James and Ruth Anglim. The family will have a visitation on Friday December 27, 2013 from 4 - 8 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:30 at Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Johns Chapel. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. December 28, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns. Interment will be at Mount Rest Cemetery in St. Johns. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School in St. Johns. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes St. Johns, Michigan.
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Published in Lansing State Journal from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22, 2013