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Janet White Shelton

Janet White Shelton, 71, affectionately known as Momma or Pumpkin of Waverly VA passed away on Friday, July 8, 2022. She is the daughter of the late John J. and Jeanette Wheeler White. She was predeceased by her husband George C. Shelton; son John Thacker; grandsons, Ben Torborg and John David Shelton; sister Patricia Codispoti and brothers Tim White, and Dennis White.  

She is survived by her children, George J. Shelton (Deborah), Deborah Mendoza (Ray), James Shelton (Carolyn), Tina Shelton, Grennell Shelton, Janice Douglas, Michael Shelton (Angel), Lelia Henry (Kenny), Eddie Shelton, Sondra McCoy (Ornie), Jody Thacker (Melissa), Terry Thacker, David Simmons (Jessica); grandchildren, Kimberly Shelton, M.C. Shelton, Ashley McPherson, David McPherson, William Shelton, Andrew Shelton, Ethan Shelton, Jacob Shelton, Adam Shelton, Nathaniel Shelton, Sam Thacker, Kristin Bunn, Lillian Butler, David Simmons; among many of her great-grandchildren, Jaylin Shelton, Kaliyah Collins; brother, Ronnie White (Connie); and devoted friend Carolyn Millan. 

Janet was a wonderful mother to everyone she met, not just her children. She never met a stranger and all were welcomed in her home. She loved painting and dancing and lived life to its fullest. She will be missed by all.  

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 11 AM in Waverly Cemetery. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.  

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We love you momma and we will miss you forever.
You were the strongest woman I\'ve ever known.
You are free, happy, well and with Jesus now.

Debbie and Jamie Shelton Jul 14 2022 8:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Janet Shelton

Cheryl Jul 14 2022 1:43 PM

My condolences to the family - rest in peace pretty lady. Cherish the memories.

Cheryl A. Stepp Jul 14 2022 11:16 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Janet Shelton

Cindi Vallee Jul 13 2022 8:31 AM

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Jade Jul 12 2022 5:52 PM

Although I never had the pleasure or privilege of meeting this kind sole, I have spent quite a bit of time with her family in Waverly.

She has left a legacy of kind and fun folks.

Pat Westbrook Jenkins Jul 12 2022 10:03 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Janet Shelton

Kay and John Hennessee Jul 12 2022 7:08 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Janet Shelton

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