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Reita Burnett Shelton

January 12, 1937 - February 17, 2018

Reita B. Shelton, 81, of Hendersonville peacefully entered the gates of heaven, with her family by her side, on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Elizabeth House following a period of declining health. A daughter of the late Lucious and Reita Burnett, she was a native of Miami, FL and had resided in Henderson County for the past 42 years. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde “Bud” Shelton in 2014 and her grandson, Jonathon Shelton.

Reita was a graduate of Miami Jackson High School, where she met the love of her life, Buddy. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She was a very athletic person in her younger years, having played many different sports. Reita loved to travel, and she and Buddy traveled much of the country. She was a very outgoing person who loved to be the life of the party. Many referred to her as a social butterfly, and she loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her granddaughters.

She is survived by her son, Keith Shelton of Missouri; daughter, Jamie Shelton Carter and her husband, Robert of Hendersonville; granddaughters, Teri Carter Black and her husband, Allen of Hendersonville, and Missy Carter Chambers and her husband, KC of Etowah; grandson, Tyler Storm of North Carolina; great-granddaughters, Haylen Leigh Chambers and Natalie Grace Black as well as a few nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Reita’s life will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Reverend Chris Pace officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2pm in the chapel prior to the service. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 581 South Allen Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location:

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Location:

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Location:

Forest Lawn Funeral Memorial Park

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


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