Deacon Willie Billie Shelton was born on July 8th 1934 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He lived there for several years. he then located to Rochester NY. He worked for Xerox for several years. He became a member / Deacon of First Genesis Baptist Church. He was on the Usher board, he sang in the First Genesis Male Choir. He was truly a man of God who was about God's business. he talked to anyone about the Lord. In life he enjoyed fishing, helping others and cooking home made biscuits. he touched so many lives, but most importantly he 'Loved the Lord".
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He departed his life on Wed. December 2nd, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital.
He leaves to cherish his memories:
Charlotte M. (Shelton) Hardaway-Daughter
Willie B. Shelton-Son
Frances Nicole Walker-Daughter
Travis Holley-Adopted Son
Addie Dunn-Close Friend
The First Genesis Family
Sandy Garcia-Xpress Motor
Gilberto (Tuta) Lisboa and a host of many others.
Grandchildren: Joshua Hardaway, Elijah Hardaway,
Simone Hardaway, Rodney Hardrick, Brianna Hardrick and Darrell Jenkins III