Shelton, Juanita Mae

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Juanita Mae Shelton, 93, died Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at Snyder Nursing Home in Salem, Va. Miss Shelton was a lifelong resident of Christiansburg, Va. and a member of Cambria Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles E. Shelton and Charlotte C. Shelton; as well as her brother, Robert E. Shelton; and sister, Bernadine Shelton.

Miss Shelton is survived by her sisters, Marie Brown, Ruby Spradling, and Charlotte Lancaster; and her brother, John A. Shelton. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and their families.

At the age of 14, when her mother died, Juanita became caregiver for her brothers and sisters. After her graduation from Christiansburg High School she attended beauty school and operated her own shop in Christiansburg for many years. Juanita was able to travel and took pride in providing for her large family over the years, whether it was sharing her home, her stories, or her advice.

The family wishes to thank Snyder Nursing Home and all the staff for their compassionate care of our loved one. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Snyder Nursing Home, 17 N. Broad Street, Salem, VA 24153.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Cambria Baptist Church, with interment to follow in Sunset Cemetery. Online condolences for the family may be left at