Alvin J. Shelton, Sr.

Alvin J. Shelton, Sr.

September 11, 1927 ~ September 27, 2006

MERIDEN - Alvin J. Shelton, Sr., 79, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006 at MidState Medical Center. Born in Rockville, Virginia on Sept. 11, 1927, he was the son of the late George and Mozzelle Shelton. Before his retirement, he was employed for twenty-eight years at Pratt & Whitney in North Haven and was a driver for Rushford Center, Inc. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving in the Korean War. He was a 40-year devoted and faithful member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church and a member of NAACP Meriden-Wallingford Chapter. He is survived by five daughters, Ernestine (Ellis) Mason of Ruther Glen, VA, Roberta, Michelle (Dominic Reid) and Joely Shelton of Meriden and USAF Chief Master Sgt.Loretta Nadine Bryant of Washington, DC; a son, Alvin J. Shelton, Jr. of Meriden, two sisters, Patricia Riley of Cromwell and Alice Bernice Dericot of Middletown; a brother, George (Gerri) Shelton of Philadelphia, PA; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Shelton was predeceased by two sisters, Pauline Mines and Pearl Fleming and two brothers, Thomas and Stanley Shelton. The funeral will be held Monday, Oct. 2, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Relatives and friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown, with military honors by the Antique Veterans of Meriden. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Contributions in Mr. Shelton's memory may be made to Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, 84 Franklin St., Meriden, CT 06450.

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September 11, 1927 ~ September 27, 2006

MERIDEN - Alvin J. Shelton, Sr., 79, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006 at MidState Medical Center. Born in Rockville, Virginia on Sept. 11, 1927, he was the son of the late George and Mozzelle Shelton. Before his retirement, he was employed for twenty-eight years at Pratt & Whitney in North Haven and was a driver for Rushford Center, Inc. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving in the Korean War. He was a 40-year devoted and faithful member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church and a member of NAACP Meriden-Wallingford Chapter. He is survived by five daughters, Ernestine (Ellis) Mason of Ruther Glen, VA, Roberta, Michelle (Dominic Reid) and Joely Shelton of Meriden and USAF Chief Master Sgt.Loretta Nadine Bryant of Washington, DC; a son, Alvin J. Shelton, Jr. of Meriden, two sisters, Patricia Riley of Cromwell and Alice Bernice Dericot of Middletown; a brother, George (Gerri) Shelton of Philadelphia, PA; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Shelton was predeceased by two sisters, Pauline Mines and Pearl Fleming and two brothers, Thomas and Stanley Shelton. The funeral will be held Monday, Oct. 2, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Relatives and friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown, with military honors by the Antique Veterans of Meriden. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Contributions in Mr. Shelton's memory may be made to Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, 84 Franklin St., Meriden, CT 06450.

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  1. Deacon Shelton you will be missed! My condolences go out to your entire family. I’ll definetly miss watching the Yankees games with you although I know you are in a better place.

  2. My condolences are sent to the family in the loss of your loved one. I will truly miss all the laughter and joy Uncle Alvin shared with all of us. His memory will be everlasting. Niece, Barbara Joyce

  3. My condolences to my cousins, aunts, uncle and other family members. Uncle Alvin will remain loved, remembered and greatly missed by all. He was a rock for our family during the loss of our Brother Lee last year. I will treasure my memories of him from that time and all of the memories during my childhood and throughout. Love, Niece, Regenia

  4. There are too many memories to recall all of them. However, in addition to visiting us and other family members in the Richmond-Hanover County, Virginia area, on numerous occasions, I will always recall my Uncle attending my college graduation on 10 May 1975! One would have thought that he was receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree; on that day and on so many occasions, he was so proud of my humble accomplishments. Secondly, my uncle always gave of himself in so many ways. I think that the jury is still out on who was the better cook!!! Both Gwen and I remember and will always recall the occasions and fond memories that he spent with us! His kindness, distinctive voice, and loving personality will remain with us for eternity. Our hearts, as well as the love, and vivid memories of our dear uncle, still can not accept his Earthly demise. Nonetheless, our love of his memory, and for our cherished family members and friends he leave to mourn, are steadfast. We are sure that The Lord has already welcomed the soul our beloved Uncle into His Kingdom. With love, heartfelt sympathy, and constant regards . . . always, Tony Jerome Mines and Gwendolyn M. Mines

  5. To Pat, Bernice and the entire family. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. Find your strength in the Lord.

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