Iris Mae Shelton, 74, of Battle Creek, MI, passed away Friday, February 26, 2021. She was born March 8, 1946 in Vaughan, MS the daughter of Willie Hubbard and Leora Bradfield.
Iris retired from Battle Creek Health Systems after 36 years of service.
She married Oliver Davis and from that union they had three beautiful children. Iris married James Shelton on August 10, 1991 in Battle Creek and he preceded her in death in 2004.
Iris enjoyed cooking and spending time with her children, grandchildren, her GG’s and other special family members. She also loved to travel, especially taking trips back home to Mississippi. Iris loved attending church and has been a life long member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children: Virlean Newton of Battle Creek, Joyce Davis of Detroit, and Oliver Davis of Battle Creek; grandchildren, DeVoine (Ashley) Newton, Darrell Newton, DeShon Newton, Robert Smith, Chaz Gregory, Deven Billingslea, Shanquell Paige, Oliver Davis, Jr., and Sophia Davis; 10 great grandchildren; siblings, Glorious Phillips of Battle Creek, Lou (Thomas) Matthews of Jackson, MS, Joyce Hubbard of Battle Creek, Corey Hubbard of Battle Creek, and Walter Hubbard; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Oliver Davis; second husband, James Shelton; and siblings: Willie Hubbard, Jr., Barbara Jean Hubbard, Ruby Joyner, Annie Phillips, and Frankie Phillips-Allen.
Visitation will be held Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 PM at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with the funeral service to follow at 1:00 PM with Pastor Timothy Troxler officiating. Burial will be held Monday, March 8, 2021 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Battle Creek, MI. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. (269)965-5145 www.bachmanhebble.com