June Estelle Dyas, Shelley passed away on June 25, 2020. She was born on June 15, 1933 in Mobile, AL to Edmund Covington Dyas III and Virginia Culpepper Dyas. Mrs. Shelley attended Little Flower School, Bishop Toolen High School and graduated from Murphy High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and president of her sorority. She was employed as an executive secretary at First Federal Savings and Courtaulds. Mrs. Shelley retired from Gayfers after 25 years of service as the Bridal Director and Buyer. Mrs. Shelley was a founding member of St. Dominic Catholic Church where she was served as a Eucharistic minister and on the parish school board.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years Lafayette Skipper Shelley, her parents, her sister Anne Fleming Barnett, her brothers Dr. Edmund Covington Dyas IV and Stephen Russell Dyas. She is survived by her son Stephen Mark Shelley (Cheryl), her daughter Virginia Elizabeth “Beth” Armstrong (Rick); four grandsons Richard Edward Armstrong (Donnie ), John Skipper Armstrong (Clarke), Benjamin Mark Shelley (Haley) and Paul Stephen Shelley; three great granddaughters Waylon Bear Armstrong, Charlotte Josephine “Charlie” Armstrong, and Dylan Elizabeth Armstrong; and many nieces and nephews and wonderful friends. On June 26, 2020, a private graveside service, followed by Interment, was held at Mobile Memorial Gardens. Due to the Covid pandemic, a celebration of life will be planned at St. Dominic Catholic Church on a later date.