Virginia Annette “Ginger” Shelton

May 26, 1944 ‒ February 11, 2017

Bellville, Ohio

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

She was born May 26, 1944 to parents Frank & 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.

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 12 p.m. 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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  • Tom, I am so sorry to hear about Ginger. She was such an awesome person to work with. May God wrap his arms around you at this time.

  • Tom, we are saddened to learn of Ginger’s passing. Memories of childhood are flooding back. We are so glad to know Ginger had you. No one could have cared for her better. Bless you for your care and devotion. Thankfully she was with us for our Gaskins reunions. May you find comfort in knowing she is now a perfect angel with no disabilities. Sue Gaskins Forrester

  • Thank you guys for all the sweet messages! My Granny Ginger was a very beautiful soul and that could make anyone smile! I remember when she use to give me these teddy bears when she went to different places. I will and always cherish my Granny Ginger and I know she is always with me in my heart. Thank you for all the prayers that you send our way

  • Tom, we are very sorry to hear this news. We hope our prayers comfort you in these difficult times you’ve been going through.
    Johnny and Shauna Davidson

  • I am so sorry for your loss, Gene.
    I love you and Aunt Lela so much. I am having kidney stone problems and can’ t make it Monday but will be praying for you.
    All my love,
    Rita Smith & family

  • Gene, I am so sorry for you loss. Ginger was a sweetheart. She will be greatly missed. No one knows how you feel at this time, but please feel comfort in knowing you have a lot of folks thinking and praying for you. God bless you and your family. I love you man.

  • Tom – so sorry to hear of the passing of Ginger. What a great friend she was when we worked together on Mulberry St. always a smile and so much fun to be around. It is too bad once we left there we all drifted apart… and your family are in my thoughts and prayers…..take care my friend…..ev

  • Tom, I was devastated to hear of Gingers passing. She was such a wonderful part of my growing up years. We met when I was 4 and she was 6. We pulled a few shenanigans in our pre-teen years and a few later on. She will be in my heart forever. She was so fortunate to have such a caring and giving person as you were to her. I know she is driving a convertible through heaven with her high heels on and the wind in her hair. God keep you and comfort you.