OBITUARY

Sheldton Dewayne Casey

March 19, 1955May 21, 2018
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Sheldton Dewayne Casey, age 63, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 21st, 2018 in his beloved home with his wife Chela Casey and youngest son, Preston Casey. He was born March 19th, 1955, in Dayton, OH to Grover Casey and Irene Casey. He was amongst 7 other siblings in order from deceased to alive: Betty Hawkins, Steve Casey, Cleveland Casey, James Casey, Shirly Lay, Bruce Casey and Jesse Casey. He attended Vocational Bible College. He married Chela Casey on September 23rd, 1978, at the Christ the King Cathedral in Atlanta, GA. He was self-employed as a courier called Delta Courier Systems, Inc., providing ease of mind delivering crucial packages and transporting customers as well as presenting himself in a very distinguishable, orderly fashion of apparel and personality. Sheldton truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting with family and friends, spending time with his wife and helping others when needed. Sheldton had an astonishing ability to reach people in a deep and meaningful way. He was survived by his wife, Chela Casey; 3 children; Derick Casey, Florinda Bell and Preston Casey; and 3 grandchildren; Anbri Bell, Daniel Casey and Weiland Casey. Family, friends and others whose lives Sheldton touched are welcome to the Eternal Hills Funeral Home, 3594 Stone Mountain Hwy, Snellville, GA 30039, on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 11:00a to reminisce, grieve, support each other and to celebrate the good times.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 2, 2018
REMEMBERING

Sheldton Dewayne Casey

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Prseton Casey

July 16, 2018

I've thought about my father everyday since his passing, and chose to wait until now to write a memory.

Probably the most recent memory I have of him before this event was his birthday when we were all at the house, and he seemed to be at his happiest. It was honestly a good thing to have that last little bit to remember considering I watched my dad nearly each day since the stroke. Honestly even today it's still strange and unreal that it happened that I'm still processing the fact that he is suddenly gone. I had a dream of him about a weak ago where he was having a stroke while I was at the house, and I think I was able to accept and come to terms with it after I woke up. I am at least fortunate I was able to see dad in his regular self the first night I spent the night at the hospital before things became worse.

As time goes on I'll be able to really accept this as reality, but I know with the love and support of everyone around us will help remedy the difficulty of accepting it.

Chela Casey

June 8, 2018

Sheldton, The Love Of My Life, I felt your spirit today when I heard the wind chimes. You loved wind chimes and in my heart I know that was you letting me know how much you love me. Such a beautiful sound. I have a big smile on my face and I know you saw it.
Here is a picture of the wind chimes at Florinda’s house.
I love you my beautiful and special man♥️♥️
You have my heart for eternity ♥️

Tabatha Townsend

June 2, 2018

I honestly have no words. Sheldton was a wonderful person.. I am very thankful for the little bit of time that I knew him. The one thing that I remember most about him is his passion. His passion for life.. And for everything that he believed in. He was extremely strong-willed and stood tall, always.. for what he believed in. It was a quality of his that I deeply admired and still do to this day. It didn't matter if you agreed with him or not. He always stood his ground.. And didn't let the opinions of others knock his beliefs down one bit.. I will always remember him this way.. In addition to this.. He was also loving, happy, and extremely proud of his family. These three things were always apparent and so easy to see.. just by being around him. He was in love. He was happy.. And he was proud. This is how I will remember him.. and he will be deeply missed

Paige Casey

June 1, 2018

I remember when I first met Sheldton and Chela it was in 2011 when I started dating Preston. I was insistent on making them dinner when I first came over. I've always been adamant about making good first impressions. From then on, I started visiting and staying at their house until we decided to move out on our own two years later. I always felt welcomed in their home and enjoyed helping out when I could to contribute to my visiting. Assisting Chela and the family in taking care of Sheldton in his final days was the most precious moments I could experience and I'm glad I did. This year was the 7th year I knew him and I wish he didn't leave us so soon. He will always be missed and loved.

Pat Melton

May 30, 2018

The loss of Sheldton leaves us speechless........we will forever cherish his memory...the way he spoke of you Chela and your children with such profound love is unprecedented.......please know that we are praying and hoping you cling to your memories at this most difficult time......Sincerely Eddie and Pat Melton

judy Nieters

May 26, 2018

Dear Chela and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure those precious grandkids will remember their Grandpa who played with them outside, walked them up and down our street. May our sweet Lord give u peace and comfort during this time. Praying for all of u. Judy

Robert & Jackie Searl

May 23, 2018

Dear Chela, Lil'Sis and family, so many precious memories we have shared together over the years and how blessed we are to have those memories of your precious love, Sheldton, live in our hearts and to bring much comfort and peace to us all. A truly loving husband, father, grandfather and dear friend....we shall miss him and his beautiful smile that would light up the room....Good be with this loving family now and always and may HE bring you peace....God Bless

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
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Biography

Sheldton was born as Sheldton Dewayne Casey on March 19th, 1955 in Dayton, OH. Above providing for his loved ones, he provided love and support as a true family man along with devoting his time to his wife, Chela Casey as a loving husband. Family and friends were always his highest priority by going to the ends of the Earth for them. Along with his children, he enjoyed the comfort and joy of his grandchildren with all his heart, which solidified his heart made of gold with laughter, comfort and joy.

All three of his children are married happily with their spouses in which he loved, as well: Brian Bell, Jess Casey and Paige Casey. Even with his children grown, he would drop everything without hesitation to help if needed and provide guidance in crucial times. He was so proud of all his children and who they’ve become as adults.

Sheldton’s passion in life was his work with his business, Delta Courier Systems, Inc., which he started in 1986. Starting from the beginning, he accumulated a steady clientèle that he considered friends and even family over the many years. He took pride in providing them the best service possible with the slogan, “Delta Courier Systems goes that extra mile.” He fulfilled that slogan every service he provided. When giving his respect and appreciation to his customers, they returned the favor by providing the same. There was no lack of trust his customers had for him from the service he provided. Along with professional business, he was trusted with personal business, as well.

He had an admiration for music of all kinds, especially Elvis Presley’s. He would sing lullabies to his children and grandchildren as babies going into childhood to help them fall asleep. Music was a way of easing the soul in hard times and providing him a sense of comfort.

His last enjoyment in life was spending his time with his grandchildren. He would take them to the park and join them for fun and laughter and end the day with ice cream. His name to his grandchildren was Pop-Pop and they could always depend on him to play and have fun with them. He always did his best to make sure their happiness came first and provided for.

This year would have marked Sheldton and Chela’s 40th year of marriage on September 23rd, 1978, which is a great achievement we can all strive for in our own. He treasured his marriage but sharing the most memorable times of their lives. Chela stood by his side every moment of their marriage and will always do so.

Life is uncertain and short but it’s what we do with the time we’re given that matters. Spend every waking moment appreciating what you have and make the best out of every situation. Sheldton Casey will always be missed and loved no matter when or where.