Roxie Price Sheldon

WILLIAMSBURG - Born November 9, 1924 in Surry County, VA to Goldie Ira Price and Anna Thompson Price, Roxie Price Sheldon, 89, a resident of Williamsburg, passed away on February 23, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed. After her school years and while her husband Pete served in WWII she worked as a Bell Telephone Operator in Surry, VA, where she grew up. Roxie was a proud homemaker. Roxie also supported her husband by working in the family business, Sheldon Wood Products of Toano, VA for 46 years. Roxie was a faithful member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church in Toano for over 60 years. She enjoyed knitting, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Sidney E. "Pete" Sheldon. "MeMe" leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Marilyn Kay Sheldon and her husband, Allyn Gemerek; three grandchildren, Brian Ashley and his wife, Kara; Roxanne Stockman and her husband, Nathan; and Ian Blassingill; three step-grandchildren, Joshua Gemerek and his wife Robin; Simon Gemerek and his wife, Candice; Anna Hoffmann and her husband, James; great-grandchildren, William Ashley, Chandler Ashley, Beckhem Gemerek, Henry Gemerek, Theo Gemerek, Gabriella Stover, and Mia Hoffmann; also her caregiver and dear friend, Monika Smith of New Kent, VA. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 27 from 6-8 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg. A service will be held for Roxie on Friday, February 28 at 2 PM at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, 7801 Church Ln., Toano, VA 23168. Interment will follow at the James City Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be offered at

Funeral Home

Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
3785 Strawberry Plains Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 565-1141

Published in Virginia Gazette on Feb. 26, 2014