Anita Maria Shelton

February 26, 1958February 17, 2021

Anita Maria Shelton, age 62, of Spring Valley, California passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

She was born on February 26, 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio The daughter of the late Willie J. Haley and Lizzie Mae Brown-Curtis. She graduated from Port Chester High School and graduated from the University of New York, Storybrook in Sociology. She was a Family Social Worker and a homemaker taking care of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Sheila Cole-Tate, Emmanuel Brown, Johnathan Brown.

Survivors include her fiancé, Alonzo Gibson Sr; two children, Joseph Shelton III and Valerie Johnson and husband Gregory Johnson; Grandchildren, Richard Perez, Nia Johnson, Damon Peoples; great grandchild, Sa’Bryna Peoples; siblings, Gregory Haley, Gwendolyn Brown, Timothy Brown, Maurice Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins and friends . A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00pm Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family of the late Anita Maria Shelton wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many comforting messages, floral tributes, monetary donations, prayers, and many other expression of kindness.


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, March 6, 2021


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Andrea Griffin

March 6, 2021

Anita S,
Anita a woman of service, kindness, strength, and love. Always there for me in many ways. Now in heaven dancing with the Angels. Rest in Peace Sis.
Andrea G.

Ashawn Cole

March 6, 2021

Dear Auntie Anita, As I prepare to say my goodbyes in Alexandria Virginia this separation anxiety is starting to come over me.
Missing you is a understatement. This day is totally unimaginable in my perspective. I’m so lonely and heartbroken, mostly because the closest thing to my mom is gone and now what... I’m speechless.
I can say, I have so much gratitude in my heart for the memories we’ve shared over these past years. We’ve done a lot in a small period of time; I’m so thankful. I’ve collected fun photos and videos of us that, hopefully, will fill this emptiness. I miss you auntie.

Elizabeth Christian

March 6, 2021

I will never forget when u saw me down and out u put arms around so tight it made me realize how much u care if it was not for u my friend I true don't know where I would have been. When u told me u were moving away my heart felt so heavy 💔I will miss hearing ur voice seeing ur smile R.I.G.A I love u.

Gregory Haley

March 5, 2021

I dont know what life is like without you, I know you fought the good fight ! Dad would be proud of the Mother, Grandmother you were, he would also be pleased with the bond we kept. The selfish part of me wanted you to stay, but I respect the will of God.. Rest in peace Big Sis.

Rev. Albert Cole

March 3, 2021

Auntie Nita.
The Lord has called you from labor to reward, and although my heart is heavy, yet will I trust in him. Definitely miss hearing you say, "Hey nephew," and hearing my mother say, " That Nita, Lord, Lord, Lord."
No matter what, you always showed love, and you definitely could make me laugh, especially when the topic of Tim and Gwen came up.

I love you Auntie, rest up and thanks for the memories. Peace and Blessings.

Mac and Brenda Gibson Stewart

March 2, 2021

“Giving God praise for affording us the opportunity to fellowship with Anita on various family gatherings .. She was so much fun to be around🌹.. Praying God will continue to strength all who mourn .. for you shall be comforted.. that’s a promise from God 🙏🏾.
LOVE ❤️..GRACE .🎁. and ....PEACE 🕊to all.. ❣️❣️❣️Anita will be missed but never forgotten..🌹

Electa Ford

March 2, 2021

My fondest memories is watching her dance

Valerie Gomes

March 2, 2021

Gone but not forgotten. No more pain Cuzzo, no more discomfort, you are forever in Heavenly Peace. Rest on cousin take your rest although we love you God loves you best. 💔❤️💔❤️💔

Your little big cousin😚
Valerie Gomes