Wallace “Champ” Shelvin, Sr.
A home-going celebration will be held for Mr. Wallace “Champ” Shelvin, Sr. 92 at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Greater Pleasant Green Baptist Church with Rev. Michael C. Wright, Officiating.
He will await the resurrection at Greater Pleasant Green Baptist Church Cemetery.
A gathering of family and friends will begin at 9:00 A.M. Saturday at Greater Pleasant Green Baptist Church until time of funeral services.
He was a member of Greater Pleasant Green Baptist Church where he served as a Layman, and deacon. He was also a former member of the trustee board. He was also a Veteran of World War II. A native and resident of Abbeville, LA, he passed at 10:40 P.M. February 5, 2013 at Abbeville General Hospital following a brief illness.
He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Wallace Shelvin, Sr.(Mary) of Abbeville, LA, and Larry Shelvin(Sonya)of Dallas, TX, two daughters, Joann Bessard (Elliot) and Audrey Robinson(Walter) of Abbeville, LA, one brother Herd Shelvin of Abbeville, LA, and one sister Ada Petry of Abbeville, LA, nineteen grandchildren, thirty three great-grandchildren, and thirteen great-great-grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris B. Shelvin, three daughters, Barbara Ann Shelvin, Dorothy Link, and Bertha S. Levine, two sisters, Elizabeth Johnson and Ruby Lee Shelvin, and six brothers, Gordy Shelvin, Goddard Shelvin, Jr., Ivory Wilson, Wilmer Huntley, Albert Shelvin, Sr., and Ludric Sonnier and one granddaughter, Tawanna Shelvin.
Active pallbearers will be Michael Matthews, Ronald Thibeaux, Javion Vallot, Jalan Alexander, Wendell Henderson and Peter Collins.
Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Jordan, Floyd Campbell, Herd Shelvin, Shawn Vallot, Woodrow Wright, Minor Wright, Lester Levine, Sr., Albert Shelvin, Jr., Lionel Ardoin, Ivory Petry, and Fredrick Newton.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fletcher Funeral Home 1116 Green Street Abbeville, Louisiana 70510. Condolences may be expressed at www.fletcherfuneralhomes.org