Any flowers should be sent to the mortuary and cards mailed to:
4100 Forest Park Ave. #502; St. Louis, MO 63108
Repast to follow Memorial Service - 5:00 pm
James Eagan Civic Center (lower level)
1 James J. Eagan Dr. Florissant, MO 63033
Celebration of Life balloon release taking place at dusk.
Alice L. Shelton - Life Reflection
Alice L. Shelton was born December 6, 1944, in St. Louis, Missouri. As an infant, she was adopted by Rev. Ervin Little Sr. and Lillian Little, they resided in the city of St. Louis on Temple and Page.
Under the pastorship of her father, Rev. Little of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Alice confessed her life to Christ at an early age. She had a deep love for Christ and was dedicated to singing in the church choir and with other ministries throughout her life. She was educated in the St. Louis Public School system and attended Soldan High School. Her smile, laughter, and spirit would brighten any room. Because of this, she never met a stranger.
In December of 1962, she was united in Holy matrimony to the love of her life, Ronald "Ronnie" Davis, raising three sons and two daughters. Alice and Ronnie later divorced; however, they remained the best of friends until his death. In June of 1982, she married her best friend Darrell E. Shelton (who often referred to her as ("Aah lis"). We all can remember hearing him calling out her name at many family gatherings. Their union lasted for 31 years until his death in July 2013.
Having been adopted, family was everything to Alice, including the special bond with her brother, Clarence "Ervin" Townsend who preceded her in death. She always wanted to have a large family of her own to ensure that she would "never grow old alone."
Alice lived life on her own terms. She loved music and hosting family gatherings, which always came with her cooking the best fried chicken. She was a true diva whose style consisted of wearing her green contact lenses, impeccable nails, often rockin' her short natural hair, with an array of jewelry and wigs that changed with every occasion. Of course, no look was complete without her lashes.
She had an early career with General Motors; after work, she often bartended at restaurants and lounges where she could be found with her lifelong friend Jeannette (Dump) Smith. Alice (LaLa) changed careers and became a Unit Secretary in the Emergency Room at St. Mary's Health Center until she retired in 1994 due to disability. Later in life, she was a licensed real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Realty.
Alice was proceeded in death by her two children, Tyrone Lanel "Day Day" Davis; Ronald Cole "Goffer" Davis, Jr.; and grandson, Courtney Davis II. She was the pillar of the family, leaving behind a legacy of love that will forever be cherished through the memories of her children; her son Courtney Davis (Mary), daughters, Dr. Nicole Robinson; Amara Anderson; her 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, along with a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, including Life Care Nursing facility, and friends.
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