Charlotte Shelton

Charlotte Johns Shelton (Johns)

Saturday, June 21st, 1941 - Saturday, August 31st, 2019
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Charlotte Johns Shelton, 78, of Salem, Va., passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at her residence surrounded by family.
She was born on June 21, 1941 in Salem to the late Howard Cornelius and Naomi Frances Barbour Johns.
Charlotte, from an early age, was a wonderful caregiver to her family and others. For 20 plus years, she was former co-owner and operator of the Lee Hi Pancake House located on Apperson Drive. She was recently employed, and thoroughly enjoyed her position with G.W. Carver Elementary School. She enjoyed camping and spending time with family, but most of all, Charlotte will be remembered as a loving sister, aunt, and friend to many. She will be missed!
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Dockery; her late husband of 35 years, Sidney Lee “Sid” Shelton; and a special niece, Cindy Hale.
Family remaining to cherish her memory includes her brothers, Wendell Johns of Elliston, Va. and Gary Johns (Diane) of Salem; sister, Evelyn Cruise of Roanoke, Va.; special nephew, Larry Hale, Jr. of Salem; step-sons, Chris Shelton (Jill) and Jeff Shelton (Kathy) all of Salem; nephew, Hunter Johns of Salem; and nieces, Kathy Burch of Cloverdale, Va., Kaitlyn Johns of Roanoke, Va., Meaghan Johns of Tampa, Fla, and Jessica Burden of Newport News, Va.; and great-niece, Sarah Burden of Newport News, Va.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 2, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. Funeral services to honor her memory will be conducted on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Steve Russell officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Roanoke.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making contributions to either Good Shepherd Hospice of Roanoke or to the American Cancer Society.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, September 2nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, September 2nd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 2:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Steve Russell
  • Interment

    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 |
    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
    Cedar Lawn Memorial Park
    5070 Cove Rd NW
    Roanoke, VA 24017
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Diana Johns Albert

Posted at 10:07am
I am so sorry to hear about Charlotte passing. I am forever blessed with her presence in my life and will miss her deeply. I am sorry I missed her services as I only just found out. Diana Johns Albert

Pam Shepard

Posted at 09:42pm
So sorry to hear of Charlotte's passing. She was such a good person. I have such warm thoughts of traveling with her, Cindy, Kathy, Nanny Johns, and Evelyn to Niagra Falls and also helping clean the Pancake House when it was first purchased. Heaven received another angel!

Pam Carr Shepard and family

Keith Wilkerson

Posted at 11:35am
To Charlotte’s family and friends, I send my heartfelt condolences. I began working at the Pancake House as a teenager washing dishes and running the register. It was Charlotte who convinced me that I would be a good cook, so I decided to try it, and I liked it. Charlotte, thank you for for your wisdom and confidence. You will be greatly missed!

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