Samuel Joseph Shelton

Samuel Joseph Shelton

August 09, 1974 - October 21, 2020

Samuel Joseph Shelton

August 09, 1974 - October 21, 2020


Samuel Joseph Shelton, 46, of Richmond, VA, went to be with the Lord and his Dad on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Sam was a caregiver and true friend to those he loved. Sam loved wrestling, racing, the Las Vegas Raiders and spending time with his family, especially his sons. He is survived by his sons, Noah Samuel Shelton and Antonio Joseph Shelton; mother, Linda L. Shelton; brother, Daniel M. Shelton; mother of his children and best friend, Joanna Shelton; half-brother, Guiseppe Cracchiolo; biological father, Samuel C. Cracchiolo; aunts, Faye (Jerry) Shore and Judy (Ed) Bilak; uncle, Ted (Kim) Kennedy; and many loving cousins and friends. Sam was preceded in death by his father, Oscar M. Shelton, Jr.; and grandparents, Noah Kennedy, Oscar M. Shelton, Sr., Anna R. Kennedy-Pearrell, and Ollie P. Shelton. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rte. 10). His celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service with interment to follow at Dale Memorial Park.


  • Date & Time: October 27, 2020 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
  • Venue: Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service


  • Date & Time: October 27, 2020 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
  • Venue: Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service

Celebration of Life

  • Date & Time: October 28, 2020 - October 28, 2020 (1:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: October 28, 2020 - October 28, 2020 (2:30 PM - 12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Dale Memorial Park

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22 responses to Samuel Joseph Shelton

  1. Missy says:

    Dear Sam~
    There’s a big hole in a lot of peoples hearts today,
    especially your moms for the loss of you.
    I can so remember when you and Daniel were just
    young kids and all y’all’s crazy shenanigans but, what
    I will always remember most is your kind and gentle
    spirit and your undying love for your mom❤️
    No one will ever fill your “Big Sneakers” here on Earth.
    I know your Dad must of been there to greet you when
    those gates opened “Above“ to receive you for
    your next journey. When you get your wings, will you
    please promise to join your Dad in looking down
    and watching out over your mom.
    With Much Love and Sadness…
    Missy Anne & Justin

  2. Sammy I have loved you ever since I saw your Blue eyes, your little hands and those little feet. You were such a beautiful baby with those curls. You were so easy to Love with that sweet smile . You were always my little Hero fighting for me when you thought someone was treating me wrong. You scooped in and took care of your Dad when he needed you the most and son you were with me in my darkest hours I Love You Baby Boy
    To the moon and back I will miss you till we meet again. Love you Mom

  3. Sam it seemed like yesterday when myself and wife Cathy would come over to child care you and Danielle you guys we’re always such good kid’s so we had the opportunity to take you both with us to amusement Parks and such. I admired you for being so responsible with you brother Danial. I will always remember how you laughed aloud at the craziest things an uncle would do or say. We both had red hair but for some reason you wanted yours to be the same as mine funny don’t have any now as yours was thinning too ahh who cares,. What mattered most was your beautiful children whom loved you dearly and you them. Life is everything we make it to be good or indifferent you have to be happy with your journey wherever it carries us. You will be missed but always loved.

  4. Whenever I stopped by to see your mother, I would always say “I love you, Sam.” l admired how you took such great care of your mother, my baby sister, more than any son I have ever known. The love you showed for your mom, your dad, your sons, is what I will always remember. May your beautiful and loving soul sleep in heavenly peace. With much love, Aunt Judy Bilak

    I remember when we were very young, and you told me you could not wait to have children. And then one day you became a father. It was then I saw that early restlessness of youth disappear. As your boys grew into men, so did your love, each passing year. I know you are so proud of both of your sons, Antonio and Noah. Even in the short years you were given on this earth, you were able to realize and live your dream, live your life, on your terms, in your own way. The Madd Hatter once said: “The secret, dear Alice, is to surround yourself with people who make your heart smile. It is then, and only then, that you will find the wonderland.” The legacy of love you left behind will always be treasured. Love and blessings – your big sis and cousin – Katherine Kennedy

  5. Sam I still can not believe you have gone onto the beyond! I have a lot of friends, but most were not true “ride or die”, but you and couple others have shown no matter what, you were there till the end! I’m thankful your struggles here are over, but I’m sad because I will miss you my brother! Our talks, the moments we both saved one another, to the goofy times and the sad ones! I send my love to your family and your boys, because I know what you meant to them. I feel you have set them with the right mind set to be good men in your absence as you were. Fly high, take flight like never before! Soar through the clouds of heaven and remember to save me a seat brother. Jenelle and I have been for a loss of words so I know there’s more I want to say, I just can’t put it into words, but you now know how deeply I have cared for you as my friend, and my brother, and “Uncle Sam” to Jenelle. Rest In Peace

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