Jonathan Darnell SHELTON Sr.
SHELTON, Jonathan Darnell Sr., 42, of Richmond, departed this life on November 2, 2009. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret T. Shelton. Surviving are his wife, Yolanda D. Shelton; his children, Jasmine and Jonathan Shelton Jr.; father, Thomas Shelton; brothers, Edward, Christopher (Angel), Thomas Jr. and Keith (Avis) Shelton; sisters, Letitia, Coretta and Anthea S. Shelton; several nieces, nephews and cousins, and two devoted aunts, Amerilous "Sweetie" Givens and Alice Shelton. Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd., where funeral services will be held Saturday, November 7, at 2 p.m. Apostle Glyn D. Lawson officiating. Online guest book at www.scottsfuneralhome.com.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
John & Florenda Fleming
October 30, 2010
Dad we laughed that last time we talked. I will miss lauhing with you. I will always love you. Tell grandma I said hello and I miss her.
Jasmine Shelton
November 13, 2009
My sincerest condolences to the Shelton Family.
Lisa Spriggins
November 10, 2009
john- john that's what i've always called you til this day..i will always have wounderful memories of our closeness , we could talk about any and everything,, because of the trust we had in one another.I have loved you from the time your mother tole me of her conception ..to the time of your birth ,all through your life and up till the time of your departure. i saw all the pain and suffering you went through, now baby it's over .. this last month we spent together in the hospital are memories i will have forever ,my love for you will remain in my heart forever and i will truly miss you.. and i won't cry because you are at peace in 'God's arms ' R I P... your loving " AUNT SWEETS"
armerlous givens
November 7, 2009
Dad I will miss you. Your loving son, GOD will take care of you now.
Jonathan Shelton.jr.
November 7, 2009
Tbere are no sorrows that the Lord God Almighty can not heal John you were my brother from another mother when we met we connected. I am so grateful to God that he allowed me to see you in the Hospital and I got to meet Aunt Sweets. We had a special connection and bond who else would you know by knocking on your bald head but, when I walked in the room and knocked you said hey little sis I know God sent you here to pray.As I began to leave the room you began to shout my name cause you knew I had been sent on assignment from God. As I held your hand and went to the Lord in prayer tears began to flow from my eyes just as they are right now. Not tears of sorrow but tears of joy cause I got to meet one of Gods best. No matter what avenue you traveled I loved you uncondiitonally and I know you had the same love for me.You told me your were ready and had made your peace with God so the rest was all ready done.To the family please find comfort and rest in the Lord. I lost my father in July 2009 and God is able to heal.Much love and prayers.
Lil Sis Denise Dudley
November 7, 2009
Brother-in-law, I will truly miss you. I will miss all the talks that we had and all the laughs. You were not only family but a great friend that I could call for anything. Just to have someone to each other up as we would say was the best. You are no longer in pain or sick and God have given you your sight and your health so that you and momma Shelton can continue to watch over us down here until we join you all one day. We love you John and will truly be missed. Tell momma and my brother E that they are truly missed and still on our hearts. Love you always your sister in law, Angel.
Angel Shelton
November 6, 2009
Cuz when I first heard I thought someone was playing a cruel trick but it's so real and my heart is missing u terribly. I know that you had a long hard struggle and a few times were even TIRED... but u kept on keeping on... And now that u don't have to fight anymore u can relax and enjoy HOME (HEAVEN)... I'll miss u everyday and keep Jas and Lil John in my memories... I wish that I could pick up the phone or stop by and see you. John you were my rock when I was having the worst day u knew how to give me that "LAUGH" and when my days were glorious you were still my rock.... I only wish that we had more time together but we will again ONE DAY. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU MUCH BIG CUZ.... love always and forever Fee
Felicia Crump
November 6, 2009
Brother J.D.Shelton we are going to truly miss you! It hurts to see you go. But, you are in a better place! No more sickness, no more pain, no more conflicts or issues, no more suffering. I will take care of your family mentally, because I know that's what my big brother would want me to do. All your arrangements are just like you asked. Tell my mother that all is well, that I miss her soooo much. If you would have left me for any other reason I would be angry as "you know". But in the presence of the Lord, within the almight's flock, in the Kingdom of God, to be washed in the blood of the Lamb. Brother go in peace, for the ALMIGHTY knows best, and he also knows my heart and how much I love you... May there be great celebration on your journey. Take care my dear brother, and don't get lonely, make some room for all of us, because we too have a journey awaiting!! May GOD bless you and keep you. Your brother,

Christopher Shelton and Family
Christopher Shelton
November 6, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Yorlanda Shelton
November 6, 2009
I was sad to hear that you were as sick as you were but God has a plan for us all. You touched the lives of many who knew you. I am glad that you no longer have to suffer and I know you put up a good fight. My deepest sympathy goes out to your family and everyone who loves you. Rest peacefully my fellow Springer.
Michele Bolden
November 6, 2009
John,
I thank GOD that you were a part of my life. I have to say that there will never be another you. Your one-of-a-kind personality made me smile. Whether we were cracking jokes at each other or having a serious conversation, you made it all fun. There was no one more genuine, funny, witty, caring and loving than you and I will keep those memories in my heart for as long as I shall live. May you continue in the place that GOD has prepared for you and know that I love you dearly.

Loving you always,
Your cousin,
Doe-Doe
Udoria Sharpe
November 5, 2009
To the Shelton family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Missy Randolph
November 5, 2009
Rest in Peace, John. You fought a good fight. To the Shelton family, my heart goes out to you.
Lesley Taylor
November 5, 2009
Shelly, Edward, and Chris: my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know that you have my deepest sympathy. Love, Laura Gaines
November 5, 2009
Landa,Chris & Eddie,
I want to extend my deepest sympathy to you all in your time of sorrow. I remember growing up in Jarrett Apts. with Big John & family right across the street like it was yesterday. Another angel has been called home to God & he makes no mistakes. Only the best are chosen to be angels of His. My prayers are with you all.
La'Keisha Smith
November 5, 2009
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
From the Staff of Scott's Funeral Home
November 5, 2009
(RIP UNCLE JON)
WE WILL ALL WAYS LOVE U AND NEVER WILL FORGET YOU WE NEVER COULD HAVE MADE IT WITHOUT YOU
BRIANNA SHELTON
November 4, 2009
It's hard to write this, I want to cry but I told John that I will not cry. If my heart is heavy than I know that as a family your's is also. John was my son and I love him and will miss our time togather. I pray that you will find peach and comfort in his memories. My prayers are with you and the family.
Willnette Taylor
November 4, 2009
Zeke,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Our deepest condolences,
Forest City Commercial Group (your office family)
November 4, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
John & Florenda Fleming
November 3, 2009
I DONT THINK NO WORDS CAN EXPRESS THE WAY IM FEELING AT THIS TIME, IM HURT,IM MISSING YOU JOHNATHAN MORE AND MORE BY THE SECOND,MINUTE AND HOUR. YOU WAS MY BIG BROTHER I COULD TALK TO YOU ABOUT ANYTHING. FEELING LIKE I DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO HOLD YOUR HAND OR TELL YOU THAT I LOVE YOU MAKES ME FEEL SO BAD. I REMEMBER JUST LAST WEEK WE HAD A CHAT AND YOU SAID TO ME THAT YOU LOVED ME AND THAT YOU WISH I DID NOT HAVE TO WORK AS HARD, AND THAT YOU PRAYED THAT ONE DAY I WONT. YOU TOLD ME THAT I WAS BEAUTIFUL AND I WONDERED WHAT DID YOU MEAN CAUSE YOU HAVE NEVERED SEEN ME... AND YOU SAID TO ME "WHEN I HEAR BY YOUR VOICE WHEN I SMELL BY YOUR SENT...I CAN TELL THAT YOUR BEAUTIFUL...YOUR BEAUTIFUL TO ME" JOHNATHAN YOU WERE THE SAME AGE AS MY DADDY AND ILL ALWAYS BE THINKING ABOUT YOU. YOU MADE ME PROMISE THAT WHEN I HAVE MY FIRST SON THAT I WOULD NAME HIM AFTER MY BIG BROTHER. I WILL. YOU MADE IT TO SEE MY BIRTHDAY AND WHEN YOU FIRST CAME TO THE HOSPITAL YOU THOUGHT YOU WOULD NOT MAKE IT TO SEE YOUR BIRTHDAY.I STILL CANT BELIEVE THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED. GOD BLESS YOU! I LOVE YOU MY BIG BROTHER. NOW YOUR NOT IN ANYMORE PAIN. YOUR SO BEAUTIFUL SO STRONG AND SUCH A GREAT PERSON WHO LIFE WAS CUT FAR TOO SHORT.
DELISSA ANDERSON
November 3, 2009
Sorry your lost and i'm offering my deepest condolences during this time.
Tina Miller
November 3, 2009
My condolences go out to the shelton family at this time of tragety
Ta'shena Lambert
November 3, 2009