The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, January 20, 2019 in the chapel of the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Minister Philip Fowler will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rocky Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Concord Church Road, Ellaville, Georgia.
Jimmie was born March 12, 1957 in Schley County, Georgia to the late Geraldine Owens-Shelton. He was educated in the public school system of Schley County, where he was a graduate of the historic John Lewis High School. After several years of dedicated service, he retired as a logger with the Story Logging Company in 2007. In 2006 he was preceded in death by his brother, James Shelton.
He leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories to his beloved family and caretakers which include, a brother, Willie Roy Shelton, Plains, Georgia; sister-in-law, Emma Dupree, Ellaville, Georgia; nieces and nephews, which includes his devoted niece and caretaker, Cheryl Brooks, Jacqueline Dupree, Donna Brooks, Brady Brooks, and Marvin Horne, all of Ellaville, Georgia; devoted friends, Minister and Mrs. Paul Mason, Ellaville, Georgia; a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.