Ronnie Lawrence Shelton, 68, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. He was born in Polk County, spent the majority of his life in East Tennessee and was a member of Cambria Baptist Church. Ronnie served 32 years in Prison Ministry, most notably the Miracle Lake Prison Ministry. He had a passion in life to share the Lord to everyone and he loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Edith Shelton; and one sister, Billie Earls. Ronnie is survived by his wife, Debbie Shelton; two sons, Ronnie Shelton (Stacey) of Galveston, Texas, and Kevin Shelton (Melissa) of Soddy-Daisy; one daughter, Christa Gilliam of Athens; six grandchildren, Dustin Shelton, Courtney Patterson, Peyton Shelton, Ben Goldman, Skylar Goldman and Amanda Gilliam; two brothers, Robert Shelton (Linda) of Benton, and Charles Shelton (Patricia) Cleveland; and several nieces, nephews and other extended family. A Celebration of Life and Home Going will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. in the chapel of the Serenity of Etowah Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Brother Jack Bryan officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service, beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Interment will be Thursday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. in Delano Cemetery. Send your online condolences to Serenity of Etowah Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

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