Deacon Eric E. Shelton


Deacon Eric E. Shelton, 55. Sunrise September 18, 1955 – Sunset February 5, 2011. He was born in Columbus to the late Jessie and Merrial J. Shelton, Sr. He was a member of Miracle Cathedral where he served as the Head Deacon, Armorbearer, and founder of Freed Up Group. Deacon Shelton owned S & S Company specializing in security, locksmith, auto repair, and wood craftsmanship. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Latasha and brothers William Anthony Shelton, Greg Shelton and Paul Smith. Left to cherish his memory, wife Sheila Shelton, sons Eric (April) Houston, Scottie Henderson, James Shelton, Derrick Shelton, and Tony (Vina) Jenkins, daughters Erica Houston and Tamika Jenkins, brothers Merrial (Edith) Shelton, Jr., Larry (Exar) Shelton, Joe Shelton, Kenneth (Phyllis ) Shelton, and Mark Shelton, sisters Phyllis Poindexter and Karen Shelton, 11 grandchildren, adopted brother Bishop Jerry L. Pierce and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. God has smiled on his son, and he has set him free. We will miss your smile and crazy sense of humor. May God continue to bless your family in this time of sorrow.May he bring you comfort and peace. Mz. Debra Lewis and The Lewis Family, The Plummer's

  2. EJ Jones Greene :

    God Bless the Shelton Family, I will miss Eric, Look to the Lord for strength.

  3. My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to the Shelton family. Although you may feel as though you have lost a loved one, Heaven has gained an angel.

  4. Lawrence(larry)Henton :

    I was sadden to hear the passing of Eric my friend in school ,but so glad he knew Christ .to his wife Sheila my childhood friend please never put a ? where God put a . **God must be need a head Decon.our lost God's gain

  5. Marvina Johnson & Family :

    Our Deepest sympathies on the loss of your love one.
    No words can really comfort you nor heal the pain of losing someone so special.
    May God give you all the strength to overcome the pain.
    But please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love Always
    your cousin Marvina

  6. Uncle and Aunt Jo-Ann Baity :

    Shiela you and your Family are in our Prayers
    May God Continue to Give You Strength.
    God will be your Comforter. Jesus says it best, "es;Come all ye who labor and are heavy burden, for I will give you rest!"es; Eric's"es; residence is now in our Father's House.

  7. Greetings, and Our Father's comfort to the family of my brother in Christ, Eric Shelton.

    You and I have been blessed with our saviour's best; a living example of what it means to be born again according to the scriptures. A man once told me, "es;a person who cannot read or write can follow an example."es;

    We are without excuse. Eric obeyed Paul's instruction to Timothy to, "es;be an example of the believer."es; In the Freed Up Group he freely shared the gift of liberating truth promised by Jesus to believers who become His 'disciple indeed' by continuing in His word. John 8:31,32………. Eric continued.

    Jesus made it possible and Eric Shelton showed us what it looks like, in 21st century Columbus, Oh – to be a grateful disciple of Jesus Christ. All I can do is stay in Christ and prove what I know is possible. All I can say is
    thanks and Hallelujah!!!

    Be filled with the Holy Spirit, know His peace and let your light shine. Our Father loves us.

    In Him,

    Bob Cross. Feb. 10, 2011

  8. Armorbearer D. Welch :

    My dear sister Sheila and the entire Shelton family. We are truly saddened by your loss You will be continually be in my prayers, God Bless you in this time of need.

  9. Min. Michelle Solomon :

    Deaconess Shelton,

    Beautiful strong radiant woman! I love you so much! I admire you for your courage and strength! When I look at you I just see a woman who i place in the hall of Black Queens your beautiful!! I pray God strenghten you during your time of loss, may he hold you real tight in his arms, & rock you @ night in jesus name Amen.

    God bless,


  10. Bishop JLPierce Sr. :

    To the Shelton Family,words can not exspress my love for Deacon EShelton I pray that other Bishops will be as Blessed as i was to have a head Deacon like Eric.Shelia thank you for sharing him with the MCCM family for all the work he did for the kINGDOM ,IT WILL NEVER BE FOR GOTTEN .lOVE YOU AS ALWAYS bbLESSED !!!bISHOPJLPierce Sr. EP.3:20

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