Shelby Leigh Pressley

April 13, 1993November 1, 2015

Shelby Leigh Pressley, 22, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on November 1, 2015. She joins her father, Roderick Paulsen, who passed away in 1997. Shelby was born in Pueblo, Colorado and moved to Virginia with her mother, Lisa, and her sister, Heather, shortly after Roderick’s death. She then grew up in the Williamsburg area. Shelby was a dedicated cheerleader at Bruton High School until she graduated in 2011. She went on multiple mission’s trips and church retreats while she was in High School and continued showing her love for others through coaching and being an EMT. Shelby was also a devoted mother of two young children, Peyton and Jayce whom she loved and adored. Shelby was currently working as a cheerleading coach at Queens Lake Middle School and at Lumber Liquidators as an Installation Project Coordinator. She was an EMT and planned on teaching a course at New Horizons in the upcoming school year. She is survived by her mother, Lisa Matykowski, her step-dads, John Strong and Charles Matykowski. Her two young children, Peyton and Jayce. Her sisters, Heather Fontaine and Megan Strong, her brother in law, Lucas Fontaine, her brother, Jonathan Strong, and her niece Ashlyn Fontaine. She is also survived by her step-brothers, Christopher Strong, Kyle Matykowski, and David Matykowski, her grand-parents, as well as a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be held on Thursday November 5, 2015. The viewing will begin at 11:00am and the service will follow at 12:00pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. Please wear pink and sparkles as this is what Shelby would have wanted. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Bruton High School or Queens Lake Middle School cheerleading teams. Checks may be written to Lisa Matykowski, 119 Wellington Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23185. On the Memo line, please put “Cheer.”


  • Visitation Thursday, November 5, 2015
  • Service Thursday, November 5, 2015

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Debbie Turner

January 7, 2016

I know your family will never be the same without you! I will miss you even though I didn't get to know you vary well ! But I know your with you daddy ! To Lisa and Heather I don't really know any word that will take the pain away. I beleive know mother should have to loose one of her children. And I will pray for you and Shelby's 2 babies . I hope I get to see them some day and not wait so long to get to know them. I love you you all! With all our Love Gerald

Nicole Marin

November 5, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss. May beautiful memories bring you peace during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

Lori Sparks

November 5, 2015

We will miss your sweet smile, Shelby

Cassie DeArman

November 5, 2015

My heart is broken, by the passing of Shelby. My prayers go out to Lisa, John, Heather, Megan and Johnathon and her two beautiful babies. She will always be there watching over them and all of her loved ones... God bless you Shelby, I love you....See more at:

Talaia Mitchell

November 4, 2015

I cheered with Shelby for a year and some at elite. We used to base together. She was such a bubbly person and has a heart full of gold. She didn't care about what others though of her. Our coach used to have us watch her because she would always perform from the heart. She was such a beautiful person and will be missed. My condolences go out to her family

Brenda Smith & Breanna Carpenter

November 4, 2015

I met Shelby as a cheer coach at Bruton High School 2013. You were a positive impact on my daughter, she often spoke well of you and today she still does. I met your beautiful mother on Saturday at the cheer competition 10/31, we spoke of you, when she said your name, you could see a very proud mother. It was indeed a pleasure to walk the earth with an angel from heaven. Sleep on beautiful young woman. Your family and children will never forget you, as you will be in the midst of them all. To the family, I pray that God will ease the hurt that you have, heal your broken hearts and give strength to all that will help raise Shelby's children to have a heart like hers!!

karen fleming

November 4, 2015

Soar with the angels beautiful Shelby,RIP u will always be loved and truly missed by so many. U touched many peoples hearts and one of those people was my nephew Joshua Taylor Abney. U will always be a beautiful person inside and out sweetie.

Cindy Curtin

November 4, 2015

I am saddened to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter. Shelby was always a complete joy to be around. We will never forget her sweet smile.
I pray you have the strength to face these challenging days.

Lisa and Sarah Kistler

November 4, 2015

We have no words. Just hope that God will provide you all with comfort and guidance in your time of loss. We are so blessed to have such fond memories of Shelby. I know she's in heaven cheering her heart out. May she rest in peace.

Tom & Shannon Horton

November 4, 2015

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time, Lisa. Sending our Love. Tom & Shannon