John Wesley Shellman, Sr., 69, of Jacksonville, FL passed away on July 27, 2022 at Community Hospice, Douglas Center in Jacksonville, FL following a lengthy illness. He was born on April 29, 1953 to the late, Wilfred Shellman, Sr. and Mary Leaks-Shellman in Princeton, FL (Miami Dade). He was educated in the Charlton County School System and worked as a logger for many years and as a self-employed contractor. John was the husband to Rebecca Honester-Shellman and a father of three children and had spent many years in the Miami Dade area.
He was preceded in death by both parents, Wilfred and Mary Shellman; his brothers, Michael, Dennis, Wilford, Jr., and another brother, born premature, Michael; four sisters, Rose Mary, Rose, Elaine Carol and Cynthia S. Jacobs; his mother and father in-law, Jean and Charlie Honester; three grandchildren, Tamiya, Taniya and James Honester; his sisters in-law, Vivian Maxwell and Jeanette Green.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Rebecca Honester-Shellman; his children, Priscilla Walker, John Shellman, Jr. and Tamichael (Carla) Shellman, Sr.; three sisters, Lurecia (Thomas) Smiley, Brenda Shellman and Jacqueline Shellman; two brothers, Alexander and Anthony Shellman; sisters in-law, Charlette (Willie) Jones, Yvette Clayton, Elizabeth “Sandy” Lee; brothers in-law, Larry (Eline) Honester, Rickey (Joan) Honester and Jimmie Honester; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; his close friends, Chris Nat, Jackie Robinson and Jerome Dashe;r and a host of cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Mt. Carmel Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Cemetery Rd., Folkston, at 10:00 a.m. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services at the cemetery from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. Everyone is asked to wear your masks to guard against Covid.
Services will be live streamed for those unable to attend thru our website: royalfuneralhomeinc.com
Final arrangements entrusted to Royal Funeral Home, Inc., Jesup, GA.