Jacob Shelton, age 21, of Atlanta passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2022. He was born August 3, 2000 in Atlanta and grew up in Stone Mountain. Jacob felt most at home in the ocean and was an avid scuba diver and scuba instructor. He had just returned from living in Hawaii, but prior to that, he attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Jacob is survived by his parents Brad and Angela Shelton of Social Circle; his siblings Martin Shelton (Emily), Timothy Shelton (Sheila), Andrew Shelton, Summer Shelton, Amelia Shelton, Anna Shelton, Kate Shelton, Rachel Shelton, and Melody Shelton; his nephew Asher Shelton, and niece Margot Shelton; his maternal grandfather David Martin of Deatsville, Alabama, his paternal grandparents Del and Margaret Shelton of Alpharetta. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.
Funeral services for Jacob will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday, August 7, 2022 at the First Baptist Church of Covington with Dr. Cody McNutt officiating. The family will receive friends at J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Saturday, August 6, 2022. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Connection Point, 2107 Emory Street, NW, Covington, GA 30014 or connectionpointcounseling.org.