Official Obituary of

Abraham W Shelton, Jr

August 9, 1934 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Abraham Shelton, Jr Obituary

Abraham W. Shelton, Jr. was born on August 9, 1934, in Ocala, Florida to the late Abraham W. Shelton, Sr. and Nora Hope Shelton.

As a child, he grew up in Mt. Canaan, FL where he attended Mt. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend James Blunt. He later mover his membership to Greater Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Dr. George W. Lee and current Pastor, Dr. Edward Bland.

He attended Marion County Public Schools and graduated from Howard Academy in 1954. He furthered his education and graduated from Gupton-Jones Mortuary School in Atlanta, Georgia receiving his A.S. degree in 1985.

He met and married his beloved wife of 58 years, the late Dorothy Pittman Shelton. To this union five children were born, three which preceded him in death.

He retired from Certified Groceries 30+ years. He was an active Funeral Director Assistant. He was a member of the Dove Travelers. He was faithful member of the Greater Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. He was totally committed to the Lord's work. Abraham touched so many lives and was loved by so many people.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2024, God saw fit to call his servant home. In departing his earthly home, Brother Abraham Wallace Shelton, Jr. leaves to share and cherish loving memories:

Two loving and devoted daughters: Joyce S. Sanders and Wanda S. Coplin (Terry)

Grandchildren: Kynnis Shelton (Kiawsha), Memphis, TN

                                 Jeremy Vickers (LaKeisha)

                                 Joya Washington

                                Bronson Sanders, Jr., Columbus, GA

                                Brandon Sanders (Gabrielle), McDonough, GA

                                Brontre' Sanders, Tallahassee, FL

                               Tatum Coplin, Orlando, FL

                               Brennan Sanders (deceased)

Great-Grandchildren: Kamaria Washington

                                  Darvell Washington, Jr.

                                  Dorian Washington

                                  Zylin Vickers

                                 Jayden Vickers

                               Kynnidee Shelton, Memphis, TN

                               Kylee Shelton, Memphis, TN


Sister: Mary Francis Mathis

Brother: Charles H. Shelton, Sr. (Jackie)

Sister-in-law: Carolyn Cooper-Brown

Godchildren: Wayne Brown and Jessica Hadley-Brown

Kipp Hayes, Gainesville, FL

 LaChetta James


Best Friend: Alphonso "Buddy" Richardson

Special Niece: Linda Smith Mells

Host of extended family members, nieces, nephews and sorrowing friends

                                      " To many he was known as..... Chief, Cool Pop, Poppa Abe"

                                                                                      " To us he was....... "PAPA"


Public Visitation will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024, at 2:00 until 6:00 PM at Summers Funeral Home, 2238 NW 10th Street, Ocala, Fl 34475.

Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, March 24, 2024, at 3:00 PM at Greater Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, 515 NW 6th Terrace. Ocala, Florida, 34475.


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March 22, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Summers Funeral Home Chapel
2238 NW 10th Street
Ocala, FL 34475

Celebration of Life
March 24, 2024

3:00 PM
Greater Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church
515 NW 6th Terrace
Ocala, FL 34475


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