Shelby Light Morton, 77, of McGehee, formerly of Dumas, passed away on May 29, 2017.
Mrs. Morton was a long-time resident of Dumas until she moved to McGehee to be close to her daughter. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a bookkeeper throughout her life and retired as church secretary at First United Methodist Church. She also kept the books for Walnut Lake Cemetery for many years. In earlier years, she was active in Women’s Service League and a past member of Delta Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was always active in her church where she held various offices.
She was born on September 25, 1939 to the late Clell D. and Martha Nelson Light. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Bruce Morton; a brother Rev. David Light; and a sister Peggy L Roebuck.
She is survived by two daughters, Pamela M. Punzalan (Vince) of Torrance California and Donna M. Heard (John) of McGehee; three grandsons, Daniel Punzalan, Matthew Punzalan, and Jonathan Heard; a granddaughter, Alexandra Heard; two sisters, Mary Lou Nolan (Clifford) of Gould and Anita L. Landers (Charles) of Cave City; two brothers, William “Bill” Light (Linda) of Jonesboro and Richard Light (Paula) of Columbia Lousiana; a brother-in-law, Gene Roebuck of Jonesboro and sister-in-law, Jolynn Light of White Hall; a close cousin, Lonnie Johnston (Ann) of North Little Rock; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on June 1 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. A funeral service will follow immediately after visitation at the church with Rev. Tandy Hanson and Rev. Buddy Ratliff officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Lake Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to either of the following:
First United Methodist Church
230 Court St
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
PO Box 96216
Washington DC 20090-6216