YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Services will be Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home for Mrs. Alice Gertrude Shelton, 92, of Youngstown who departed this life Friday, March, 31, 2017 peacefully in her sleep after a lengthy illness at home with family by her side.
Mrs. Shelton was born February 4, 1925 in Richmond, Virginia, a daughter of Andrew and Marie Eggleston Monroe.
She was married to the late Charles Edward Shelton for 75 years, who passed away in 2000.
She was employed as a dentist assistant in Richmond, Virginia and nurse’s aide at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown.
She was a member of The Alpha & Omega First Baptist Church. Mrs. Shelton helped establish the first, Kimmel Brook Baptist Church with Mrs. Ora Barrett in 1963.
Alice also established the first 24-hour day care center in Youngstown, known as Little Tot’s Day Care from 1978 to 2009. She always took pride in providing the best quality care for the children and supporting the mothers, often with the assistance of her family and friends.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories, 11 children, Willie (Joanne) Monroe, Evonne (Earl) Williams, Elaine (William) Johnson, Andrea (Norman) Braxton, Wilahemia (John) Frasier, Vernaide Shelton, Rita Shelton, Skeeter Shelton, Gale “lady bug” Shelton, Denise Shelton and Steven (Pia) Shelton; two stepchildren, Rev. Charles Thorton and Sandra Thorton; two sisters, Elnora (George) Archer and Ethel Johnson; a brother, Frank Monroe; sister-in-law, Zelma Yancey; a daughter-in-law, Toni Shelton; 39 grandchildren, 114 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren, family and friends.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Charles Edward, Jr.; brothers, Andrew and Jack Monroe; sister, Carol Monroe; sisters-in-law, Lorraine, Lillian, Mary, Ann and Pearl; brothers-in-law, John, Robert, Henry, Dick and James.
Friends may call 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., prior to the service on Saturday, April 8 at the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
A television tribute will air April 6 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.