Melvin Shelton, 69

Published 12:27 am Thursday, January 19, 2012

Melvin Shelton, 69
July 12, 1942 —
Jan. 10, 2012

Melvin R. Shelton, 69, of Vandalia, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, in Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital, Dowagiac.
He was born July 12, 1942, to Joseph and Princie (Baker) Shelton in Chicago. He married Jewell Evans on May 31, 2002, in Cassopolis.
Melvin is survived by his wife, Jewell (Evans) Shelton of Vandalia; seven children, Danny (Andrea) Evans of Dowagiac, Ricardo (Linda) Evans of Vandalia, Mario Evans of Vandalia, Derryl (Valerie) Shelton and John (Renita Torry) Shelton, both of Chicago, Vivian (Eion) Dollerson of Norcross, Ga., and Melvin (Dorothy) Moffett of Chicago; 15 grandchildren, including Danny Evans, Jr. and Adriana Evans; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Harriett McNeal of Glenwood, Ill., and Gladys Thomatis of Portage; one brother, Ronald Shelton of Chicago; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 N. Broadway St. Cassopolis.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel, Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis.
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