The Lord decided to call one of his faithful servant's home on Thursday, December 3, 2020.
He was an active deacon and loyal member at the Cross of Christ Missionary Baptist Church. Roosevelt Shelby was a proud 1956 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. He went on to further his education at Southern University A&M College of Louisiana and Prairie View A&M College of Texas where he received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education. Also, he was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Mr. Shelby was an outstanding and dedicated educator for 38 years with the Caddo Parish School Board.
He leaves to cherish his memory: Sallye Ann Scott Shelby (wife of 62 years); five daughters, Stephanie Sanders (Mike), Shaun Jones, (Michael), Sonja Thomas (Anthony), Renee', and Nicole; Grandchildren, Maria, Scott, Lori, Jamie, Shelby, Michael Jr., and Maranda as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, and friends.
A celebration of life graveside service for Roosevelt Shelby will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Forest Park Cemetery West, 4000 Meriwether Rd, Shreveport, LA 71109. Dr. Toussaint Battley, Jr., Officiating, Mt. Bethel No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church.
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