Jerry Glenn Shelton, age 66, was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and resided in Walker, Louisiana. He passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center.
Jerry was an avid hunter, fisherman, and a highly skilled craftsman who could build and repair anything. His work was meticulous, thorough, and flawless. His diligent work ethic not only portrayed who he was as a laborer, but it was a depiction of his character, his heart, and the person he was as a whole. Jerry was an honest, authentic, and genuine man whose generosity knew no bounds. He embodied this behavior daily in how he cared for and provided for his family. As a husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend he sacrificed endlessly. Many relied on him as their lifeline because he gave so selflessly and worked tirelessly to provide for the comfort and safety of others. He truly had a heart of gold. Jerry wasn’t a man of many words, but he spoke with gravitas. When he did have something to say it was either wildly hilarious, or extraordinarily impactful. He was an attentive listener known for his advice and guidance even during the most difficult circumstances. To know him was to love him. He left his mark on anyone who had the privilege of knowing him.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Wanda Irene Shelton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and David Ellis and Chrissy and Jerry Murphy; one son and daughter-in-law, John Jr. and Hannah Vindigni; seven grandchildren, Candace Ellis, Matthew Ellis, Madison Ellis, Gabe Ellis, Summer Clement, Ellana Fawcett, and John Preston Vindigni; one brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Sharla Shelton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jerry is preceded in death by his father and mother, Homer Sr. and Mary Santangelo Shelton; one brother, Homer Shelton Jr. one sister, Margaret Ann Cooper, one great nephew Randy Earl Sawyer, Jr., two nieces Amanda Shelton and Amy Shelton.
Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, 1720 S. Range Ave., Denham Springs, LA 70726 on January 17, 2024, from 10am-12pm. Graveside services will immediately follow at Denham Springs Memorial.
Pallbearers are Joshua Johnson, Danny Wintz, Anthony Shelton, Chance Hartley, James Fancher, and Victor Villemarette and honorary pallbearer John Vindigni Jr.
We are thankful for your sympathy and condolences. We request in lieu of flowers, charitable donations be made in honor of Jerry Shelton to the Dream Day Foundation which funds multiple activities for children within the St. Jude’s Children’s Foundation, including the “Fishin’ Galore” event. The link for this charity is https://dreamdayfoundation.org/donate/