Memorial Home-going Services for Almanza (AL) Shelton
Sunrise: March 5, 1955 Sunset: March 3, 2020
Friday March 13, 2020
Services Held: At Georgia National Cemetery; 1080 Scott Hodgens Dr. Canton, Georgia 30114
Almanza (AL) Shelton was born March 5, 1955 to the union of Bartimaeus & Lurene Shelton in Chicago, Illinois. Al was the eldest of six children born to this union.
Al attended and graduated from John Marshall Harlan High School, and later in life amongst the many positions he held became a Microsoft
Certified Engineer. Al accepted Christ at an early age. His faith in God was endless and his love for him was undeniable. Not long after graduating from High School he joined the United States Army.
While in the Army he married Vanessa Echols and through this union was blessed with three children. He leaves to cherish in his memory three children Dwayne (Buddy), Yonna, and Diane. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Three sister’s Rhonda (Bonnie Love), Tina (Teenie Weenie) and Mecille (MeMe) and a very loving brother Charles. A host of nieces and nephews who loved him unconditionally and a dear friend Stacy.
Al was an unselfish spirited person. He shared his life with all he knew and left them with a part of him they will never forget.
On the night of March 3, 2020 Al made his heavenly transition to be with the Lord in peace. He is preceded in death by his mother Lurene, Father Bartimaeus, brother Bart Jarnel, and sister Deborah Ann.
Message To My Brother
You never said I’m leaving
You never said good- bye
You were gone before I knew it
And God only knows why
Your Loving Sister Rhonda (Bonnie Love)
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference”. Rest in Peace my Brother.
Rev. Tina Muhammad
You were there for me when I was younger, a protector, provider and teacher when I needed it. In life I loved you dearly and I will continue to do the same as you have departed from me. I know that you are not alone say Hello to those who went before you Mama, Daddy, Deborah, Bart Jarnel (Boya), and my boy Tyrone (TJ) and pitch a penny in heaven for me.
Your baby sister Mecille (Meme)