Crystal Gail Shelton
September 18, 1978  -  January 17, 2019

Crystal Gail Shelton

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel
500 West Barton Ave
Temple, TX  76501
Friday, January 25, 2019
10 am
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Hillcrest Cemetery
Temple, TX  

Services for Crystal Gail Shelton, 40, of Temple will be 10 am Friday, January 25, at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Miss Shelton passed away Thursday, January 17, at a local hospital.

Crystal Gail Shelton was born September 18, 1978 in Temple, Texas to William Earl Shelton and Linda Morris Shelton. She was a graduate of Belton High School and lived in the Temple/Belton area all her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Temple. Crystal had a special love for so many things. She enjoyed dancing and listening to country music, going shopping and especially loved jewelry and watches, which she affectionately called her “bling-bling”. Crystal liked to pass the time coloring and always needed a new box of markers every week. She was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, loved to watch scary movies, and greatly enjoyed playing cards with her friends. Crystal often could find comfort in her teddy bears and was deeply cared for by the staff and her friends at Central Counties Services. She will be greatly missed and forever remembered as a shining light of encouragement and joy by all who had the opportunity to meet her.

Crystal was preceded in death by her father, William Earl Shelton.

Crystal is survived by her mother, Linda VanWinkle of North Carolina; three sisters, Eva Burt of North Carolina, Loretta Jackson, of Salado, and Joyce Jones of El Paso; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and great-nieces and nephews.

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Regina F Miller
    Belton, TX

    Dear Linda and family,
    This is hard. I feel your loss and offer my condolences. I love you all. Gena

  2. Debbie Adrian
    Gatesville, TX

    You will be truly missed, RIP sweet girl

  3. Michelle Roberts
    Temple, TX

    Crystal brought so much joy,love,caring ness, to me while working with her she touch a very special place in my heart!!💕 she will be deeply missed she had a personality OUTTA this world she was so amazing too be around!! SWEETEST PERSON I’VE EVER MET! Rest In Peace ❤️Michelle Roberts an family!

  4. Sharon Langston
    Salado, TX

    Crystal was a force of nature who can't be forgotten. I will hold her memories in my heart fondly.

  5. Carol Balch , RN
    Temple, TX

    Fly high Crystal Gayle

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