Betty Lou Shelton

September 8, 1939September 12, 2018
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Betty Lou Shelton, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many went to join her soulmate of almost sixty three years, Benny who went to be with the Lord on May 18, 2018. Betty passed away in Odessa, TX on September 12, 2018. Visitation will be Monday September 17, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Riley Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at Faith Baptist Church Tuesday September 18, at 2:00 P.M. burial will follow at Seaton Cemetery in Leon Junction, Coryell County TX.

Betty was born September 8, 1939 to Boyd and Fannie James. She married Benny Shelton, the love of her life September 15, 1956. They had four children Bretta Benefield, Belinda Kay Vogel, Butch Shelton and Barry Shelton. Their spouses are Jim, Scott, and Liz which were also loved dearly by Betty. Scott was always her rock after Benny went to heaven. He promised Dad he’d take care of her and he did a wonderful job. In addition Kay was by her side throughout it all.

Betty was formerly from Odessa, TX where she was a beautician & mother to not only her four children but many of their friends who loved her with great affection. Benny & Betty moved to Hamilton, in 1993 where they enjoyed being out of the fast paced city life, traveling, gardening, and cooking amazing meals for not only her visiting family but her church as well. Everyone loved her cooking.

Betty loved her family with all her heart and enjoyed spending time swimming, playing cards, domino’s and acey ducey. In addition to playing on her IPad and phone. Spending time with family was priceless to her and it was such a joy to be around this strong, brave, amazing, loving and caring woman. She is survived by her daughters; Bretta, and Kay sons; Butch and Barry. Grandchildren; Garrett, Jim Hayes, Samantha, Deidra, Bub, Benjamin, Alex, Nathaniel and Autumn. She also has 15 great grandchildren, brothers Tex James, Frank James, Harold James and sister Ruby Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Benny, father Boyd James mother Fannie James, brothers Boyd Jr., baby boy, Albert Dale (Buster), Sherman Wayne, and Willie, sisters Nell Willmoth, Lucille Horton, Ima Adaline, Clara Bell and Shirley Jane.


  • Benjamin Shelton, Active
  • Alex Shelton, Active
  • Jimmy Parker, Active
  • Danny Parker, Active
  • Alton James, Active
  • Harold James, Active


  • Visitation Monday, September 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Betty Lou Shelton

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Barry Shelton

September 16, 2018

My precious Mom I'm going to miss you I really enjoyed when you came to see me & playing acey ducey. I love you more than words could ever say. 💔

Kay Vogel

September 15, 2018

Scott & I miss you sooooo much. I'm very thankful that you were with us these past few months since Dad passed away. I enjoyed all the trips we had together and special times we shared going out to eat, movies, etc. I couldn't have ask for a better Mom. I love you!!! 💞💗💞

Butch Shelton

September 15, 2018

My loving mom and she was a chef!

Bretta Benefield

September 14, 2018

My Mom always tried to Love everyone she could by remembering them. In her special ways like getting them little gifts or sending them cards. Just to let them know she was thinking about them. It was her gift to give. She spread joy from Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico to Arizona , because it was her way of saying hey I thinking about you! She will be missed yet I know she’s with others she Loves now . I Love you Mom and will miss our calls and talks! Love Bretta & Family ❣️