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Mrs. Dovie Jane Smith Shelton, 77, died Thursday, April 26, 2018. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018 at Mayo Missionary Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Monday at the church. 

On April 25, 2018, Dovie was called home to Jesus.  She was born in Stokes County, North Carolina on  May 9, 1940 to the late Samuel R. Smith and Katie Marie Johnson Smith.  She graduated from London High School in Walnut Cove, NC in 1958.  She was a devoted member of Mayo Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Usher Ministry and was a member of the Heavenly Star’s Spritual Choir.  She was a devoted employee at Fieldcrest Cannon for 30 years, where she retired.  Throughout her life, she was a constant help mate to her husband, family and friends, with many adopted children. No matter what other job she may have had, she was always there for anyone that needed it.  She was a wonderfully spirited person with goodness, love, joy with a sense of humor.  Dovie believed in God and His bounties and encouragement to others to continue to seek him, Jesus at all times. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Rev. Lula Webster and Angela McCray and brother, Samuel Smith, Jr. She leaves to mourn her loss: her husband; Harden L. Shelton, Jr. of the home, two sons; Kelvin Shelton (Yvonne) of Greensboro, NC, Alonzo Shelton (Felicia) of Martinsville, VA, one daughter; Dorinda Shelton Preston of Charlotte, NC, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren, three aunts; Savannah LeSueur, Louise Noel, Molene Johnson, uncle; James E. Johnson and a host of other relatives and friends.  Burial: Mayo Missionary Baptist Church, Ridgeway, Virginia


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  • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Perry - Spencer Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    praying for the family that God will give them strength to endure, during this time of bereavement
    ~ mr & mrs rogers wade   fieldale, VA
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. New Beginning Church Family.
    ~ Deacon Alonzo Shelton   Martinsville, VA
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. ~~~ New Beginning Church Family.
    ~ Deacon Alonzo Shelton   Martinsville, VA
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    The House of C. E. Crews express our condolence to our beloved friend Dorinda "Dee" and The Shelton Family. Colin and Kim Crews
    ~ Colin E. ad Kimberky Crews Family   Raleigh, NC
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    The passing of your love one Dovie is a painful experience for your family and my deepest and heartfelt sympathies are with all of you. Although your hearts are full of pain, our Heavenly Father is aware of your lose and he sees your tears of sorrow. However, God offers the resurrection hope to Dovie. This occurred when his son Jesus came and offered his life for those who passed away like Dovie to have the resurrection hope. Acts 24:15 states “here will be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous” . It is at that time god will remember Dovie and bring her back. So, draw close to the god of all comfort, Jehovah at this time of sadness and he will stregthen your family. (for more info go to JW.org)
    ~ Charles Bell   Asheboro, NC
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    We deeply feel for what you and the family are going through. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. You can find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez