Virgie Mae Shelton

Virgie Mae (Poindexter) Shelton, 78, left to be with our Lord on Friday, October 22, 2021, at the Henrico Doctor’s Hospital in Richmond. Virgie was born May 25, 1943, to the late Mack and late Inez (Scott) Poindexter originally of Kents Store. 

She is preceded in death by her late husband, Clarence “Leroy” Shelton, and two brothers: Curtis Odell Poindexter, Sr., and Clifton Jerome Poindexter, Sr.; one sister-in-law, Ramona Dell (Harris) Poindexter, and a brother-in-law, Percy Raymond Haden. 

Virgie’s education began in the Hollywood School in Kents Store, and S.C. Abrams High School in Palmyra. She had several jobs. She was employed by National Linen, Town & Country Boutique, and the Mount Vernon Hotel; all were in Charlottesville. She was also employed by the Fluvanna County Social Services caring for children of single mothers or for families that simply needed a good babysitter. 

At the age of 26, Virgie joined the Galilee Baptist Church in Kents Store and later sung in the Gospel Choir, and she never looked back. She knew she had a talent to sing from an early age, a gift from God. And, she intended to use it praising God whenever or wherever she had the opportunity. 

As her faith in the Lord grew stronger, she later moved her membership and joined the Evergreen Bible Way Church family in Louisa. Her faith never wavered. She was a “born-again” believer and remained faithful using her God-given talent praising God with the Inspirational Voices. 

Later a family name group was formed called The Poindexter Singers; the trio sang a cappella. Invitations to sing in the area and surrounding churches are too many to mention. Their singing engagements increased and kept them busy traveling up and down the East Coast and on journeys westward, singing in West Virginia and Ohio glorifying God through song. Virgie loved the Holy Ghost. Simply saying the word “Holy Ghost” gave her great joy. She would often say that if God left her in charge to pass out the Holy Ghost, she would pass it out making sure everyone had it! She really loved the Lord and boldly proclaimed of His goodness until her death. 

Virgie leaves to cherish precious memories, her sons: Elmoe Valentino, of Kents Store and Gwendolyn Shelton of Waynesboro, Antonio Sr. “Van” (Janice) Shelton of Bremo Bluff; one brother, Mack Poindexter, Jr. of Trevilians; three sisters, Della “Maxine” (Leonard) Griffin of Petersburg, Priscilla (Min. Lawrence) Henson of Kents Store and Lucille (Lawrence) Randolph of Charlottesville; one sister-in-law, Edna Poindexter of Troy; seven grandchildren, Kendra (Garren) Charles of Fork Union, Kayla (Zack) McMullen of Madison, Chelsea Shelton of Waynesboro, Shontey Williams of Wilmington, Jessica Gibson of Waynesboro, Antonio Shelton, Jr., and Diamond Shelton, of Durham, North Carolina; eight great-grandchildren,  Brayden Charles, Haleigh Charles, Blessing Williams, Angel Williams, Julius Shelton, Yesinia Gibson, Jaden Gibson, Yasmine Gibson; and a host of cousins, relatives, and friends. 

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Evergreen Bible Way, 1576 Evergreen Rd, Louisa. The phone number is 540-967-2784. Pastor Steve Mason will be officiating the service and Rev. Leonard Morton will be the Eulogist. There will not be a repass. 

The interment will follow at the Galilee Baptist Church Louisa Cemetery in Kents Store immediately following the service. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.ddwatsonmortician.com. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks are required.

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