Joyce Cecilia Shelton, 79, of Canyon, TX died Monday, June 20, 2022.
Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Fritch Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Fritch, TX with Lavon Thompson officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Joyce was born March 17, 1943, in Okmulgee, OK to Cecil and Eunice Chapman.
After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics from Texas Tech, Joyce began her teaching career. She later earned her Master’s Degree in Education from West Texas State University.
When not teaching, she enjoyed working with her flowers, especially her roses, eating her son’s barbeque, and reading cookbooks.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin “Smitty” Shelton; her parents, Cecil, and Eunice Chapman; and brother, Leland Chapman.
Survivors include her son, Kevin and Leslie Shelton, and grandson, Mark Evans.
The family will receive extended family and friends from 5-6:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at the funeral home.
8 Replies to “Joyce Cecilia Shelton”
Mrs. Shelton was my Home Economics teacher at Phillips High and my friend. She was a very kind and sweet soul that cared for others. I’ll never forget her.
I had Mrs. Shelton for homemaking classes and FHA. She always enjoyed visiting her students even after they graduated. I always loved seeing her at all of the Phillips reunions. When I was a cheerleader, sometimes she rode on the bus with us to the games. I remember talking to her many times on those trips. She loved her family, friends, and students. She was kind and a great teacher!!! Prayers for her family and all who loved her–Mona Hendrickson Fannon, Class of 1975
Joyce was one of my very good friends at PHS. We enjoyed the choir trips to Oklahoma where our performances made Mrs Hubbard proud, and we were in other classes together during the years. She was a great buddy in those years. The world is a lesser place and . I know you will miss her greatly. My deepest sympathy.
I have had the pleasure of being a neighbor of Joyce’s for the past five years. My family has been blessed getting to know her, listen to her stories (several involving her favorite students and funny things that happened in her classroom over the years), and truly be loved by her. We looked forward to her driving down on the golf cart for a visit or a meal. My kids loved her front yard, and over the years gathered Little trinkets she would generously give them. We will all miss her dearly, and we look forward to our reunion one day on the streets of gold.
Rest in sweet peace, Aunt Joyce. You were always so kind to me. I know you’re in heaven shining your light down on Kevin and his family during this time. You’ll be missed. This earthly world has lost an amazing person. I’m praying for you all.
We will miss her smiling face coming to my house! Todd will miss going out to lunch and dinner with her!
Joyce is a friend , fellow educator, and a great neighbor.
We spent several hours-in the evenings-discussing and solving many of the problems people are facing today.
She loved people and her heart was always in the right place.
Joyce was loved by many at Phillips. An awesome teacher and friend to many. I will miss her greatly. Sam Karnes