Lavern Luker Shelton

By  | February 9, 2021 | Filed under: Obituaries, Parkway Funeral Home

Graveside service for Mrs. Lavern Luker Shelton, 75, will be day, Wednesday February 10, 2021 at 2:00

pm at Caddo Congregational Christian Church cemetery, with Ronald Davis officiating and Parkway

Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be at Parkway Funeral Home Wednesday, February 10, 2021,

12:30-1:30 pm. Mrs. Shelton passed away Feb 8, 2021 at her home, where she was able to stay

throughout her illness due to the loving care of her husband, Hospice of North

Alabama, and several wonderful caregivers. She was born November 25, 1945 in Randolph County, Alabama to Gwin and

Eulette Luker. After meeting and marrying the love of her life while at Southern Union College, she made north Alabama her home,

where she was a member of Caddo Congregational Christian Church, and she and her husband raised two children. Always an active

woman, she worked several different jobs having to do with athletics through the years, including as a softball umpire and

coach and as the tournament director and concessions manager at Wilson-Morgan softball complex, all for the Decatur Parks

and Recreation Department. At one time, she was a fitness instructor at Kelly Lynn Figure Salon, and she also drove a school

bus for Decatur City Schools for many years. Most recently, she was employed by AMF River City Lanes in Decatur, and participated

in league bowling there until her illness forced her to retire from both. She excelled at sports, and played on several women’s softball

teams in the area. She enjoyed growing flowers in her yard and gardening with her husband, and she preserved much of what they

grew. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a loving, caring and thoughtful person, and will be

sorely missed by all who knew her. Preceding her in death were her parents. Survivors include her husband of almost 56 years, Freddy Shelton,

daughter Freida Lowery (Clark) and son Ken Shelton (Becky); three sisters Merl Greene (Wayne), Jean McDanell (Jim), and Gail Williamon (Dave); one

brother Wayne Luker; four grandchildren Jordan Lowery (Spenser Smith), Courtney Lowery, Luke Shelton (Moni), Briana Manley (Tyler); and two

great-grandchildren Velle Knowles and Lilith Manley. The family wishes to thank Greg Allred and Aimee Wimmer, hospice nurses, and Rhonda

Cheeves, Cheryl Pack, and Jean Johnson, caregivers, for their support and loving care.

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