Shelton, Vera Belle Austin

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Vera Shelton
Vera Shelton

Vera Belle Austin Shelton, 85, of East Ridge, formerly of St. Elmo, died on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

Vera was born Aug. 20, 1928 in Dunlap, Tn. She was a member of Greens Lake Road Church of Christ and retired as a lifelong caregiver.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, James C. Shelton, Jr.; parents, Sam and Vina Austin, sisters, Irene Hooks, Corine Johnson, and brother, Franklin Austin, all of Dunlap; and brothers, R.A. Austin and George Austin both of Michigan.

Survivors include her brother, Sam (Evelyn) Austin of Dunlap, sister, Maggie Leonard of Chattanooga, four daughters, Donna (Darell) Jones and Sabrina Aref, both of Trenton, Ga., Diane (John) Jones of Coral Springs, Fl., Jane (Joe) Kazemian of Powder Springs, Ga., and two sons, Jim (Myrian) Shelton, III of Colorado Springs, Co., and Mark Shelton of Cottonton, Al.; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, and 12-1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, at the funeral home with Ministers Jim Lewis and Roger Leonard officiating.

Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.  

Please share your condolences at chattanoogaeastchapel.com.



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