Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at The Family Church for Alton J. Shelvin, 48, who passed away on July 9, 2016. Bishop Stanley Senegal, Pastor of At The Cross Christian Center Ministry, will conduct the funeral services. A eulogy will be given by Brandon Shelvin. Musicians will be Steve Smith, Donald Reed, and Shameka Austin, and a worship dance will be performed by Tip Tap Toe School of Dance. Interment will be held in Calvary Cemetery.
Alton, better known as "Junie," was a loving father, caring brother, fun-loving uncle, the favorite cousin, and also an amazing friend. He was a professional painter by trade. He knew how to put a smile on everyone's face. His smile and the jokes he pulled would brighten up anyone's day. He was outgoing, humble, and always enjoyed playing pranks on family and friends. He was the only boy growing up with four sisters, so he forged a lifelong brotherly bond with Oran Narcisse, Jr, Kevin Gilbert, and Peter Decuire.
He leaves to cherish his memories three children, Kheenan Morvant, Nathan Mouton, and Altrianna Hamilton; five sisters, Dory Armour and her husband Tommy of Houston, TX, Ivan Renee Shelvin, Sharon Shelvin, Sonya Shelvin, and Mary Etta Livings and her husband Milton; one brother, Arthur Journet; a cousin who was more like an older brother, Oran Narcisse, Jr.; a special friend, Lakisha Hamilton; two grandchildren, Cyn'nyia Wilson and Kash Journet; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rose Mae Shelvin and Alton Joseph Guillory; his grandparents, Hilda and Sydney Guillory, Elizabeth Shelvin, and Henry Arceneaux; and his great-grandmother, Andrea Dupuis.
Pallbearers will be Jacolby Shelvin, Peter Decuire, Francisco Martin, Kheenan Morvant, Courtney Narcisse, Oran Narcisse Jr., Charles Shelvin, Jr., and Floyd Morgan.
Honorary pallbearers include Tommy Armour, Kevin Gilbert, Quincy Shelvin, Nathan Mouton, Kenneth Guidry, Jude Narcisse, Bryan Carmouche, Claude Guillory, Joseph Roy, Brandon Shelvin Sr., Michael Guillory, and Terrell Shelvin.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 15, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and resume on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. until time of service.
A repast will be held at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center, 309 Cora Street, Lafayette, LA, 70501, immediately following the services.
Walters Funeral Home, 2424 North University Avenue, is in charge of funeral arrangements.