Obituary of Dorothy Shelton
Dorothy (Dottie) Shelton, 75, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2022 surrounded by members of her family. Dottie was born in Fayetteville, NC on June 13, 1946. She is pre-deceased by her mother Frances and father William; her husband, Charles; her brothers, Stevie and James; and her sisters, Mary, Jane, Debbie, and Suzy. She was a devoted wife of 50 years until her husband passed in 2011.
Dottie is survived by her daughter, Sissie Shelton-Stutts; her sons, Chad Shelton, Brian Shelton, and Brad Shelton; her daughters-in-laws, Kit and Sue; her borrowed son, Tim Probert; her brothers, Jackie and Paul; her sisters, Sarah and Jean; her grandson, Chase; her granddaughters, Caroline, Madison, Megan, Evie and Zoey; her great-grandchildren, Jeter, Hazleigh, Knox and Emberly; several nieces and nephews; and many beloved friends.
Dottie attended Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church in West Columbia, SC. She loved Jesus and always encouraged her family to attend church and have a relationship with God. Dottie spent a lifetime looking for ways to help others. She started her career as a telephone operator along with her sisters and won awards for her customer service. She graduated from nursing school after raising her children and served as a nursing supervisor at Manor Care. She also worked at Lexington Medical Center. She loved to read medical literature and help others with her knowledge of the nursing field.
Dottie absolutely adored her family and spending time with them was her favorite thing. Dottie was a sports mom, a Girl Scout leader, a cheerleading coach, a theatre mom, and a homeroom mom for all of her children. As her children grew older, she loved family beach trips and spending time with her grandchildren at the zoo. Her days were filled with watching baseball games and cheer competitions and she was the biggest fan of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be held on Friday, February 11 at 3:00 PM at Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church located at 3050 Leaphart Road in West Columbia. Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Mt. Hebron. Pallbearers will be Chad Shelton, Brian Shelton, Brad Shelton, Chase Shelton, Tim Probert, Drew Watts, and Phillip Flores.
While Dottie will no longer be with us in body, her memory and her words of wisdom and care will remain. She loved the song “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack and the lyrics sum up so much of what she tried to share with others.
<body>May you never take one single breath for granted <br>God forbid love ever leave you empty handed I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance I Hope You Dance</body>To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Dorothy Shelton, please visit our Tree Store