Shelby Hamlett

Shelby Hamlett

Saturday, August 20th, 1938 - Monday, September 14th, 2020
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Due to her extensive involvement with GFWC, Shelby served National Easter Seals as a member of their Board of Directors. She was instrumental in the development and administration of Easter Seals Virginia.

Shelby is survived by her son, David L. Hamlett; brothers, Monte and Randal Paisley; several nieces and nephews and numerous other family members and life-long friends and neighbors.

Shelby was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Billy Paisley; and sister, Nancy Paisley.

A Celebration of Shelby’s Life will be held in a private service on Friday, September 18, 2020, at Oakey’s Downtown Roanoke Chapel, 318 Church Ave, Roanoke, VA, with Pastor Nelson Harris officiating. Masks and social distancing will be required.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Shelby’s memory may be made to Height Community Church, 2014 Memorial Ave., Roanoke, VA 24015, GFWC Programs, 1734 N Street, Washington, DC 20026, Easter Seals Virginia/North Carolina, 201 E. Main St., Salem, VA 24153 The family encourages people to go online and share memories of Shelby, condolences, and further information at www.oakeys.com.
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    Friday, September 18th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, September 18th, 2020 10:00am
    Oakey's Roanoke Chapel
    318 W. Church Ave SW
    Roanoke, VA 24016
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Nelson Harris


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Brooke Barnard

Posted at 10:04am
Shelby was a Grande Dame on Club Lane. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She opened her home to me and my sister when my parents traveled. She always made us feel so special. Her service to the community was also an inspiration to me. She was a wonderful lady. I love her very much, and she will always be in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with David and the family. Brooke Barnard

Leigh Wintz

Posted at 09:20am
GFWC VA Past Presidents

Leigh Wintz

Posted at 08:50am
We will miss our Shining Star. It was my pleasure to serve as state president of GFWC Virginia while Shelby was president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 2000—2002. Shelby started GFWC's Operation Firefighter campaign that raised $180,000 to purchase an ambulance for the New York Fire Department to replace one lost during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. So many accomplishments and so many lives touched. She was a gracious and loving woman. I'm so fortunate to have known and loved her.

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