Jo Ann Lawson Shelton, 69, of Martinsville, VA, went to her eternal home in Heaven on Friday, February 4, 2022. While she will be greatly missed, we celebrate that she is with her Savior and reunited with her husband, Mike.
Jo Ann was born to James and Erma Lawson on November 11, 1952 in Martinsville. She married her childhood sweetheart, Michael Shelton, at the age of 18. After giving their lives to Christ, Mike and Jo Ann served together in ministry in several local churches as pastor for over 30 years. Jo Ann was a loving mother to her children and her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She loved to laugh, gave generously, and dedicated her life to serving God and her family.
Jo Ann is preceded in death by her husband, her father, and her sister, Barbara Sue Lawson.
She is survived by her son, Jamie Shelton and wife, Shannon; her daughter, LeAnn West and husband, Chris; her grandchildren Ella and Miller; her mother, Erma Lawson; her sister, Brenda Souther; her sister, Becky Patterson and husband, Bryan; her nephew, James Souther and family; and her cousin & friend, Freda Collier and family.
The family will receive friends at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville, VA on Saturday, February 12th at 12:00 p.m.. A memorial service will be held following the visitation at 1:00 p.m., and burial service will follow at Roselawn Burial Park at 2:00 p.m..
Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA.
To express condolences online, please visit www.collinsmckeestonemartinsville.com.