Exar Shelton

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A Beautiful, Devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Sister, went to sleep on April 26, 2024.

She gave her all with what little she had, and what little she did have was so much.

Exar stayed at the ready for her family-get togethers, cook-outs or just to simply talk or listen. She always gave sound advice rather you wanted to hear it or not. She was always ready in her favorite chair and her cup of ice and was down for whatever.

She loved to cook her Sunday Dinners but made sure Pop cooked the rest of the week. Her favorite day of the week was Friday – Wrestling Night. She would blast the T.V. loud like she was there so she could see who’s going to get beat up this week.

Her smile, laugh, jokes, her special ways always comforted you.

She was and will always be the matriarch, the provider, the protector, the spice of life, the powerful one who led her family like no other.

We were blessed to have had her beside us for 72 years. She touched so many souls and was loved by so many. She will always be remembered by her tenderness and loving ways, as it will get us through our lonely days.

To have known her was to love her. Exar was preceded by her mother, Margaret Jean Callahan; brothers, Mackanthony Smith, Morris Smith, Paul Smith; ex-husband, Jerry Wayne Patrick.

She leaves to cherish her memory, husband, Larry Shelton Sr.; daughters, Margaret (Albert) Rogers, Misty Patrick, Angelica Patrick, Jerry Patrick, Raiko Shelton; son, Larry Shelton Jr.; sister, Blossom (Tyrone) Powell; brother, Emmitt Smith; 17 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and a host nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Saturday, May 11, 2024 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd).

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Condolence Messages

  1. I know I can’t make your pain go away, but I want you to know I’m here for you with a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen with, or anything else you may need.
    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
    Love you much.

  2. Wendell Callahan

    You will be truly missed, I love you forever, your cousin Wendell….

  3. Juan Bradshaw

    I will forever cherish all the fond memories of growing up around you and the family in my younger days. God has always been at your beckoned call when tough times didn’t last, and the tough people like you made it through. May the love of family never cease as we come together celebrating your life. My deepest sympathies to you all.
    Forever Loved, neice
    Juan Bradshaw

  4. Evans family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Thinking of you all.

  5. Delores Thomas

    Truly a cousin that will be missed, a cousin that spreaded her love no matter where she went, always made everyone feel welcome. She has made it home. God bless you all❤️.

  6. Denise&Darrell Callahan/Pace

    Sorry, to hear about your loss. My prayer for you is that, the God of peace raps his arms around you,In the time of disress. Love you all.

  7. Denise&Darrell Callahan/Pace

    Sorry, to hear about your loss. My prayer for you is that, the God of peace raps his arms around you,In the time of distress. Love you all.

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