Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery

10940 East Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler, AZ


Phillip H. Shelton

July 4, 1990September 1, 2012

Phillip Shelton was born on July 4, 1990 to Paul and Michelle Shelton at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix Arizona. In addition to Paul and Michelle, he is survived by his 14 month old daughter, Ava Rose, Ava’s mother, Ezgi Biray and his brother Samuel and sisters, Marie, Josephine, and Emma Shelton all of Gilbert. Phillip also had several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins from both Arizona, Colorado and Nebraska.

Phillip was a quiet, sensitive soul who loved time with his daughter, Ava Rose. He was an amazing father and beautiful son. He was always supportive of others and would give the shirt off his back to a stranger in need. He loved early morning from the time he was very young. He was a very hard worker and worked various jobs looking to find his way in life. Currently he was working as a landscaper and was also delivering pizza’s in the evenings when he wasn’t with Ava. This amazing young man will be missed by so many and he truly had a ripple affect in this world.

A life celebration for Phillip will be held at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008. His celebration will be air conditioned and inside and includes free access to the gardens for the entire day. The celebration will begin at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 9, 2012 and there is room for 500+ people so please come and give the family your love. The family will have space in the gardens until 7:00 PM so if you cannot make it to the ceremony, please stop by anytime before 7:00 PM. Light refreshments and pastries will be served. You and your family are invited to enjoy the garden and being in touch with nature anytime throughout the day in honor of Phillip.

Phillip will be cremated and his remains will be with his family.

He will dearly be missed by his family and friends.

Friends of the family have setup a Memorial Fund at Chase Bank to support the family with funeral costs, any amount over the initial costs will go toward an education fund for Phillip’s daughter, Ava Rose Shelton. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to this fund at any Chase Bank under Paul and Michelle Shelton, Account #117573930


  • Memorial Service Sunday, September 9, 2012


Phillip H. Shelton

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Michelle Shelton

March 25, 2018

Just an ordinary day...miss you son...so much. xoxox


July 15, 2013

I miss you Phil. We still celebrated your life....it was a great 4th of July....thank you for being a great kid. Love Mom

Michelle Shelton

December 5, 2012

Phillip...I love you....I miss you. Love, Mom

Michelle Shelton

November 7, 2012

Awe Phil...still missing you. Wish you were here to vote today. Love Mom.

Michelle Shelton

October 3, 2012

I love you Phillip and miss you. xoxox

Michelle Shelton

September 6, 2012

Phillip....I love you. I miss you. xoxo
Love, Mom