Elsie Shelton

Elsie Scott Shelton

Friday, February 14th, 1919 - Saturday, January 9th, 2021
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Elsie Marietta Scott Shelton, of Chesapeake, WV passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday January 9, 2021.

She was born February 14, 1919 in Chesapeake, WV, the fourth child of fourteen children to the late John and Naomi Ann Stanley Scott. She was also preceded in death by Husband: Rev. James Hubert Shelton, Brothers: Benjamin and Joel, Sisters: Margaret, Dorothy, Frances, Mary, Baby Nellie, Naomi, Baby Loretta, Doretta, and daughter in law: Gail Shelton.

Elsie and her late husband, Rev. James Hubert Shelton, were very involved in working for the Lord Jesus. She often played the piano and taught the youth. Not only were they involved in the Chesapeake Apostolic Church in Chesapeake, WV but they also founded the Ronda United Pentecostal Church and served there for 30 years until they retired. She and her husband held many positions in the WV District of the United Pentecostal Church. They were very involved in many youth camps and camp meetings of the district. Elsie was also named Chesapeake’s 2008 Citizen of the Year.

Her three children survive Elsie: Peggy and her husband Rev. James Nations of Raymond, MS, Robert Kent “Bob” Shelton of Chesapeake and Patricia and husband Rev. Duane Priddy of Chesapeake. Also surviving are siblings: Rev. Daniel Scott of Hazelwood, MO, Lois Ann Wise of Atlanta, TX and John Scott Jr. of Belle, 8 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 14 great great grandchildren and 1 great great great grandchild.

The Shelton family sends special thanks to Elsie’s caregivers: her granddaughter Jennifer Shelton, Kay Scragg, Reba Hughey and Charlotte Atkins.

The family will have a private burial and a celebration of Elsie’s life will be held at a later date. Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.
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Denise Finley

Posted at 05:36pm
Our mother, Naomi absolutely loved her older sister Elsie.
Elsie was #4 and my mother, Naomi was #9 of 14 children in the Scott family.
Aunt Elsie would often visit our home in Kanawha City on her trips to Charleston. She would enter our door with such a big smile on her face full of laughter. Both of these two amazing ladies had an inner core of steel with a heart full of love wrapped around it.
I will hold in my heart & in my brain so many wonderful memories of our Aunt Elsie that I will forever treasure.
Sending much love to the family, friends & all who loved her.

Martha Martin

Posted at 05:35pm
Aunt Elsie was a very special person in my young life. I will forever be thankful for knowing her and she allowing me to be a part of her family the many Summer weeks so long ago. I learned some beautiful Godly habits such as prayer and fasting. Which I tried to continue when I went home but often failed, but I did keep trying and succeeded! What ever she did she pulled me along with them.

Martha Martin Posted at 07:39pm

Part of my memory was cut off. I don't know why.

Mary Kathy Albright Sullivan

Posted at 04:32pm
Patty and family, love and prayers of the passing of your precious Mom.

David G Fairburn

Posted at 12:48pm
Helen was especially fond of Sis Shelton. She was such a great example of a Christian lady and a pastor's wife. Her love for the Lord was felt by so many and her fervent worship was contagious. When our son was very young, he watched Sis Shelton so intently as she praised the Lord, then he tried his best to praise just like her. Our last visit with her in 2020 was such a blessing and we love and pray for all the Shelton/Scott family.
David and Helen Fairburn


Posted at 12:30pm
I loved the lady so much! I remember her at the WV camp ground directing the choir!❤️🙏

Karen Danikas Posted at 08:43am

Such a special lady! She always had a smile and a song to sing. Our hearts go out to her family. Karen, Nick and family Kare

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