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Alvin Shelton Jr.

January 27, 1931 — December 19, 2022

S. Chesterfield

Alvin Morris Shelton, Jr., 91, of South Chesterfield, laid down his working tools on Monday, December 19th, 2022, and passed away peacefully at his residence. He was born on January 27th, 1931, at his home in Matoaca, Virginia, to the late Alvin Morris, Sr., and Josephine Shelton née Sadler, and he was the widow of Bettie Anne Shelton née Perkinson.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Bettie Ann; and his sisters: Connie Mears, Louise Wheeler, Marion Mears, and Virginia Mazza. He is survived by his two sons:  Alvin Morris Shelton, III, (and wife Nancy), and Jeffrey Everett Shelton, Sr, (and wife Becky); four grandchildren: Jeffrey Shelton, Jr., (and wife Amanda), Jordan Shelton (and wife Diane), Victoria Smith (and husband Kevin), and Lauren Shelton; and five great-grandchildren:  Carter Shelton, Cole Shelton, Grant Shelton, Jeffrey Shelton, III, and Michael Shelton; his sister: Margaret Krause; and his brothers: Herbert Shelton and John Shelton, Sr.  “Bubba” was known for his love of hunting, fishing, and his family. He retired from Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation. He was an active member of the Wood’s United Methodist Church, serving by singing in the men’s choir and as an active member in the United Methodist Men's organization. Bubba was a long-time member of Powhatan Starke Lodge No. 124 where he rose in rank and became a Master Mason.  A Masonic funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27th, 2022, at Wood’s United Methodist Church, 7200 Hickory Rd, Petersburg, Virginia, with Reverend Mark Richardson and Reverend David Moorefield. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, December 26, 2022, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 P.M. at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory 2033 Boulevard Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834.  lieu of flowers, contributions may be donated to Wood’s United Methodist Church. Condolences can be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.

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Visitation

Monday, December 26, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, Colonial Heights Chapel

2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Woods United Methodist Church Cemetery

7200 Hickory Rd, South Chesterfield, VA 23803

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Interment following funeral service

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Woods United Methodist Church Cemetery

7200 Hickory Rd, South Chesterfield, VA 23803

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