Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia - May 9, 2015
Gerard "Jerry," age 90, of the Goodwin House and formerly of Vienna, Virginia,
died on May 9, 2015 at Virginia Hospital Center. Beloved husband of the late
Charlotte Davenport Shelton; father of Howard Maurice Davenport III (Kathy), Samuel Gerard
Shelton (Jeffrey Fabian) and Elizabeth Parrish "Missy" Shelton; grandfather of
Howie and Jonathan; and uncle of W. Tilford Smith Jr. (Bonnie Flynn), Jayne Parrish Graf
and Elizabeth Parrish Keller. A service celebrating Jerry's life will be held on
Saturday, June 13, at 11 a.m. in the ground floor auditorium at Goodwin House, 3440 S.
Jefferson St., in Falls Church near Bailey's Crossroads. In lieu of flowers, the
family is asking donations be made to Reading is Fundamental of Northern Virginia
(www.rifnova.org), the Goodwin House Foundation (www.goodwinhouse.org) or to the charity
of choice. Online condolences and fond memories may be offered to the family at www.moneyandking.com.
Here is the unofficial notice of Gerry Shelton's
demise from Robyn Robinson Cunningham.
I grew up in Arlington, Virginia. My Godfather, Gerard (Gerry) Shelton,
retired English teacher from Yorktown High School, passed away on Saturday night, 5/9.
He was 90 years old. He was a wonderful person and gentle soul. He will
be missed greatly. Funeral arrangements have not been made public yet.