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Lynda Gayle Shelby, 42

Lynda Gayle Shelby, age 42, of Sherwood passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Little Rock. She was born on January 31, 1975, in Arlington, Texas to James and Leona Goad.

She was preceded in death by her father James William Goad.

She is survived by her husband Clancy Shelby, a son Isaac Shelby and her mother Leona Goad all of Sherwood, Arkansas; her siblings Theresa Goad and Brian Goad both of Sherwood, Arkansas and Wayne Goad of Van Buren, Arkansas; her aunt Geraldine Besso of Worcester, Massachusetts, her uncles David Jodray of Haltom City, Texas and Wayne Jodray of Fort Worth, Texas. Lynda will be missed by many nieces, nephews and close friends.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 9:00 -11:00 A.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service located at 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be held at Arkansas Memorial Gardens in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Link to Lynda’s Memorial Video:


  • Linda Ford Posted November 15, 2017 6:25 AM

    We were suppose to see our company thru til the end—together. We were a team for 21 years. She was Vice President of Check Law Recovery, loved by her co-workers and clients. I have so many memories especially the ones where we went marketing over the State. We ended up getting lost every time and she would always say ‘Lulu’s on crack’— Lulu was our GPS we named. We had so many adventures along the way. She can never be replaced and took a piece of my heart with her. She had a love story many don’t have and still was so in love with Clancy and loved her son Isaac to infinity and back. Thank you Lynda for being in my life and thank you Clancy and Isaac. Your NeNe will always be here for you. Now 21 years later after seeing her or talking to her every day I’ll have to cling to God’s promise of seeing her again. Until then Lynda I will love and miss you til the day I die. Love you sweet girl.

  • Judy williams Posted November 15, 2017 6:46 AM

    I remember such a sweet and outgoing young girl.

  • Jennifer Chandler Wedgworth Posted November 15, 2017 8:52 AM

    Love you Lynda! My heart and prayers go out to your family.

  • Karen Caldwell Posted November 15, 2017 9:06 AM

    My beautiful friend. I miss you so much. You were definitely a highlight to my day every day. You will forever be in my heart. So for now, “Bye Felicia”…

  • Jewel Ashmore Posted November 15, 2017 9:20 AM

    We will miss this young lady forever Love you rest in peace

  • Jessica Posted November 15, 2017 9:23 AM

    Lynda was a phenomenal woman. She was so loving and kind to everyone she ever met. She was like a second mom to me. She’ll forever be in my heart and missed every second she is gone. Love you Lynda!

  • Denise Ferrell, Shawn and Jason Murphree Posted November 15, 2017 9:37 AM

    Lynda, you were so young and full of life. You lived your life happy and brought joy to so many. I treasure our times together singing Karaoke in the living room until the wee hours of the morning! Thanks for the laughs! To the family, we love you and may God grant you peace and comfort during this time! Until we meet again…

  • Courtney Ford Posted November 15, 2017 9:45 AM

    Lynda will be greatly missed. Her sweet, silly, positive soul was one in a million. She is at peace now with the angels. God bless those closest to her; God be with you all as you mourn this precious lady’s passing.

  • Skot Harness Posted November 15, 2017 10:27 AM

    You will be greatly missed Lynda! Lot of good memories over the last 30 years of knowing you!

  • Heidi Ables Posted November 15, 2017 10:34 AM

    I love you, forever, Lynda. So thankful our hearts and paths met. You are my family. Praying for your family to have the comfort only God can bring. 😥

  • Phil Wilkins Posted November 15, 2017 10:53 AM

    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person

  • Marcia, Floyd and David Clark Posted November 15, 2017 12:20 PM

    We are sorry for your loss Clancy and Issac, You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

  • Scott & Rachael Moritz Posted November 15, 2017 1:12 PM

    I remember growing up with the Goad family and Lynda always had a smile on her face. Beautiful inside & out. I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love always.

  • Alan (Greybush) , Lea Yarbrough Posted November 15, 2017 1:44 PM

    We will miss you. It’s just not going to be the same with out you.

  • Marsha Hamm Posted November 15, 2017 3:04 PM

    Isaac and Clancy, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of seeing Lynda around Sylvan Hills Elementary, especially her smiling face as she dropped Isaac off when I was on morning duty.

  • Melissa Ballard Posted November 15, 2017 3:33 PM

    Lynda will always be my heart
    A true friend and beautiful inside and outside
    Sending love and prayers for you all

  • Johnny Spradling Posted November 15, 2017 6:51 PM

    Clancy & Issac Lynda was one of a kind! We were so blessed to have meet her at the track We came to Love her and you two like our own Family! We will miss Lynda so much our lives will not be the same without her to meet us with a big smile on her face at Bonzai! We Love you Clancey and Issac and are praying for y’all!! Johnny , Darlene, BONEZ , SPITFIRE $ WHITELIGHTING!!

  • Miranda Eden Posted November 15, 2017 7:50 PM

    Thoughts and 🙏🏻 prayers r with the family and all friends she was a beautiful lady who will truly be missed

  • Jan Mills Posted November 15, 2017 8:32 PM

    What a sweetheart. Always a smile and what about her infectious laugh- you had to laugh with her. God must need her and the light she’ll bring to Heaven. All of us are a little selfish because we want her here for Clancy and her son, Issac to enjoy their lives together. Farther along we’ll understand why.

  • Paula Bahre Posted November 15, 2017 9:07 PM

    I am lost without you! I keep waiting for the phone to ring.and hear your voice. You were always there for me when I needed a friend or when I needed a stern talking to. My heart is broken. I keep remembering all the good times we had sitting on your and Clancy’s front porch, laughing and cutting up. A tear rolled down my face remembering the night me, Rob, you and Clancy stayed up ll night processing Rob’s deer he got. We had such a blast.
    I will miss you so very much! My life has been very blessed to have been touched by such a wonderful person. Yours and Clancy’s love story is one for the history books. Your love for Isaac is unending. RIP my sweet friend. I love you!

  • Paula Bahre Posted November 15, 2017 9:08 PM

    For my dear sweet friend

    The angels looked down from heaven one night
    They searched for miles afar,
    And deep within the distance
    They could see a shining star

    They knew that very instant
    That the star was theirs to gain,
    So they took you up to heaven
    Forever to remain.

    Look down on us from heaven
    Keep us free from hurt and pain,
    You’ll always be within our hearts
    Until we meet again, my friend!

  • Samantha Barlow Dawson Posted November 15, 2017 9:39 PM

    Lynda I have some of the best memories of you and with you. I am at a loss for words on how to say goodbye to someone that still had so much life to live yet. I do know that during your 42 years of life… you lived it and did it well. God knows what’s best for us and I know you will always be watching out for all your family and friends and that where you are now is a place you will continue to smile that beautiful smile of yours. It’s not goodbye but rather see you later. I promise to keep Clancy and Issac close in my prayers for God to hold them both close and bring much needed peace and comfort to them. I love you girl! Thank you for the memories!

  • Kelley and Jamie Erwin Posted November 15, 2017 11:56 PM

    Prayers go out to all the families and my she Rest In Peace.

  • Shonda McCauley Posted November 16, 2017 8:00 AM

    I will truly miss you! You loved everyone unconditionally. You never got caught up in drama. You were so bright and fun. We will see you again someday.

  • Bertha Farmer Posted November 16, 2017 9:12 AM

    Clancy and Issac I worked with Lynda several years ago and she was such a jovial person to be around. May God’s Grace and Mercy be with you all and His Peace give you comfort as you think on your fun memories together.

  • Paula Bahre Posted November 16, 2017 9:14 AM

    I will miss you more than you know. RIP my friend.

  • Martha Franklin Posted November 16, 2017 5:45 PM

    Clancy I could not be there today in person but was there in Spirit. So sorry for loss she was a real doll and we all Loved her dearly . Bring Issac and come see me sometime. Love you very much. Sissy

  • Linda Ford Posted November 17, 2017 4:09 PM

    I’m so depressed and missing you greatly. My life will never be the same. Gone too soon. I love you Lynda Shelby.

  • Kathy Harris Sherk Posted November 17, 2017 8:43 PM

    “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” 
    ― Thich Nhat Hanh

    What a wonderful soul Lynda was, her smile could light up the room. I was blessed to know her in junior high and high school. You will be greatly missed.

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