Shelor, Gladys Lynch Woody

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Gladys Woody Shelor, 101, of Colonial Heights, formerly of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2011. A native of Nelson County, Virginia she was the daughter of the late Amherst P. and Gracie White Lynch.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Virgil “Carson” Woody and second husband, Albert R. Shelor; along with two sons, Virgil L. Woody and Harold E. Woody Sr.; granddaughter, Cynthia Woody Lawson, four sisters Jeanette and Lula Simpson, Cora Payne and Margaret Payne, two stepsons Albert R. Shelor, Jr. and Billy O. Shelor.

Gladys was the oldest living member of Swift Creek Baptist Church and a member of both the Colonial Heights Senior Citizens and Sunshine Breakfast Club.

She is survived by three grandchildren, Michael C. Woody and wife, Angela, Teresa W. Henry and husband, Don and Harold E. Woody, Jr. and wife, Medrith; six great-grandchildren, Cara, Jimmy, Erica, Brandon, Tyler and Alaina; two daughter-in-laws, Helen Woody and Eva Harmon; sister, Pauline Williams; step son, Leo T. Shelor; and a step daughter, Mary S. Holloway. Mrs. Shelor is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and many wonderful friends.

A funeral service will be held at 6 pm Thursday, February 17, 2011 in Swift Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Steve Felker and Rev. Brent McGuirt officiating. The family will receive friends following the service until 8:30 pm at the church. Interment will be 1 pm Friday, February 18, 2011 in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke, VA.

Flowers are welcome or contributions to Swift Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 18510 Branders Bridge Road, Colonial Heights, VA 23834