Mary Cathern “Cathy” Shelton, 81, of Gotha, passed away Sunday, October 24, 2021, at home from cancer. She was born February 13, 1940, in Troy, AL to the late James and Lena Audrey Howell. She is the wife of Wayne Shelton and would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on December 22 of this year.
Cathy retired from Lockheed Martin in 2018 as a Senior Assembler after 57 years of service. She was the first woman to work in her last job role and received the prestigious Martin Marietta Top 100 Recognition.
Cathy loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother and was an active member of First Baptist Church of Winter Garden. In her spare time, she could be found gardening, baking, and shelling.
In addition to her loving husband, Wayne, she is survived by her daughters, Nicole Stone, Tabitha Crabtree, Rebekah Calhoun, and Celeste Woodley; siblings, Darlene Hall, Christine Durden, Irene Griffin, Willadean Daughtry, and Janice Shelton; 17 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Friday, October 29, 2021, from 4pm until 6pm at Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home in Winter Garden. A private graveside at Winter Garden Cemetery is scheduled.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jimmy Crabtree Cancer Fund .