Virginia Annette “Ginger” Shelton

Virginia Annette “Ginger” Shelton passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 in Florida Hospital in Tampa. She was 72.

She was born May 26, 1944 to parents Frank and Lucy (Gaskins) Sadler in Irvington, Virginia. Ginger graduated from Lancaster High School in Virginia with the class of 1962.

On January 18, 1986, she married Tom Shelton and they shared 31 wonderful years of marriage together.

Ginger worked for the Sprint Telephone Company, working her way up until retiring in 1999 as a PBX Supervisor.

Raised on the Chesapeake, she loved seafood and the beach. In spare time, she took pleasure in traveling in the motor home.

She is survived by husband Thomas Shelton; daughter Jeanie Brown; granddaughter Mary Catherine Brown; mother-in-law Lela Shelton; niece Debbie Ward and Bonnie D. (David) Roop; nephew William P. Davis III; brother-in-law Birch Holden and the whole Gaskins family.

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She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Lucy Saddler; son Eric Shelton; father-in-law Bill Shelton; siblings Mary Marshall S. Holden, Frances S. Davis and Harry Bedford Saddler

The Shelton family will receive friends Monday, February 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow the calling hours at 12:15 p.m. in Bellville Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Ginger’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

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