Norma Jean Shelton, 86, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 11:34 P.M. July 1, 2019 at SSM Health Good Samartitan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born October 6, 1932 in Jefferson County, Illinois to the late Homer Baldridge and Fair Gibson. She married Clyde Dale Shelton on June 4, 1950 in Jeffson County, Illinois. They were blessed with nearly fifty-three years of marriage before he preceded her in death on April 28, 2003.
Norma is survived by her son, Morey Shelton of Mount Vernon, Illinois; daughter, Jeane Wright and husband, Alan of Montrose, Georgia; granddaughter, Jessica Fair Thompson; great-grandson, Anthony Thompson; brother, Vern Baldridge and wife, Vivian of Bluford, Illinois.
In addition to her parents and husband, Norma is preceded in death by her grandson, Tyler Shelton.
Norma was the owner and operator of Newark Pipeline Company for many years. She loved to fly planes as a pilot for a hobby and attended Logan Street Baptist Church.
A Visitation will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Chapel in Woodlawn, Illinois. A Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Merle Fullerton officiating. Interment will follow. Memorials may be made to the Logan Street Baptist Church for Missions or Building Funds.