Jean Azelle Shackelford

September 9, 1930 - October 27, 2011

09/09/1930 - 10/27/2011

Past Services

Sunday October 30, 2011
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home -Southside Chapel
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-422-4000 | Directions
Monday October 31, 2011
1:00 pm

Monday October 31, 2011
2:00 pm
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
461-4054 Ext.10 | Directions

Virginia Beach – Azelle Shackelford, 81, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2011. She was born on September 9, 1930 to the late James Archie Leigh and Thelma Azelle Reese Wilson in Portsmouth, Va. She was retired from Tidewater Community College’s Veterans Affairs office.
Mrs. Shackelford was preceded in death by her husband, Marion L. Shackelford. She is survived by her “Sweetie” of 30 years, Max Koenig, her children; Donald Shackelford and his wife Regina and Kathy Mitchell and her husband Charlie, also surviving are her three grandchildren, Jay and Daniel Shackelford and Tim Caruso and his wife Juliana. A visitation will be held in the Altmeyer Funeral Home – Southside Chapel 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, on Sunday from 5-7 pm and a funeral service will be held on Monday in the funeral home at 1:00 pm and burial will conclude services in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, Va.
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Jerrold White
8 years ago

Azelle and Max were my good friends.I’m sad learning about their passing. I will always remember Azelle and her wonderful S.E. Virginia accent.

Dominique Brothers
8 years ago

I met Ms. Shackelford when my mother, Leo Southern, shared a room with her at the Va. Beach Rehab Center a year or two ago. My mother, being French, at times struggled with the English language. Azelle was so helpful to her and showed her true kindness and gentle spirit. Both she and Max extended my parents kindness. I will always remember her for her care of others and strength of character. I am very sorry for your loss but know that while we did not know her very long, she made a very positive impact in our lives.

Patrick Koenig
8 years ago

Just wanted to give my condolences to the whole family. Azelle was a very special lady. She was one of sweetest people i have ever meet in my life. She was a second mother to me and She will be truly missed. I love you, Azelle