John David Shelton

Published 9:24 pm Saturday, November 8, 2014

John David Shelton, infant son of Jamie and Debbie Shelton of Waverly, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014.

Also left to cherish his memory are his brothers, William, Andrew, Ethan, Jacob, and Adam Shelton; and his grandparents, Jeanie and Page Edwards of Zuni, Janet Shelton of Disputanta, and Jane Shelton of Waverly.

A private graveside service was held in Wakefield Cemetery.

Precious Little One

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I’m just a precious little one who didn’t make it there.

I went straight to be with Jesus, but I’m waiting for you here.

Many dwelling here where I live waited years to enter in.

Struggled through a world of sorrow, a world marred with pain and sin.

Thank you for the life you gave me, it was brief but don’t complain.

I have all Heaven’s Glory, suffered none of earth’s great pain.

Thank you for the name you gave me, I’d have loved to bring it fame.

But if I’d lingered in earth’s shadows, I would have suffered just the same.

So sweet family — don’t you sorrow. Wipe those tears and chase the gloom.

I went straight to Jesus’ arms from my loving Mother’s womb.

R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home 11414 General Mahone Hwy Wakefield, VA 23888 is serving the family. Condolences may be posted at