Jed Martin Shelton

June 20, 1971 - August 24, 2021

Jed Martin Shelton, 50, of Beaumont, passed away from complications of Covid-19 on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. He was born June 20, 1971, in Beaumont, to Concetta Brocato Shelton and Lawrence Haskell Shelton Jr. He was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1989, and Lamar University class of 1993.

He was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church in his younger years and presently was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church where he and Margaret were raising their children in the faith that was so important to him.

He was a lifelong law enforcement officer, starting his career in corrections at the Stiles Unit. In 1994, he started with the Texas Department of Public Safety where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant in the Criminal Investigation Division and served the Department faithfully for over 24 years.  He was currently employed by the Beaumont I.S.D. Police Department as a Sergeant. He was very respected and loved by all his brothers and sisters in blue.

He was a member and past president of the Beaumont Chapter of Numismatists, Coin Collectors of America.

Jed was an animal lover and had a tender spot in his heart for his dogs and cats, especially Daphne, his rescued Greyhound.

He was a devoted grandson and took care of both of his grandmothers, Nonnie and Mawmaw. He was very close to his sister, Cindy, who also shares a career in law enforcement.

His greatest joys in life were his loving wife, Margaret, and his girls, Mackenzie and Megan.  He loved spending time with them and traveling all over America.  He was known as the number one cheer dad and never missed an opportunity to see them at cheer competitions or school cheer. In 9 years of competition he only missed one, due to the death of his father.  He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Margaret Shelton of Beaumont; his daughters, Mackenzie and Megan Shelton; his grandmothers, Constance Brocato and Geraldine Shelton, of Beaumont; sister, Cindy Shelton and niece, Daniell of Houston; mother-in-law, Alice DerGarabedian; brother- in-law, Michael Conlin and wife, Bonnie; aunt, Linda and husband, John Galbreath; uncle, Charles Brocato and wife, Sandy, of Beaumont; and numerous cousins and many extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandfathers, Lawrence Haskell Shelton, Sr. and Charles Robert Brocato, Sr.; and uncle, David Fortney.

A gathering of Mr. Shelton’s family and friends will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 28, 2021, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont. A reception will immediately follow at the church. A family graveside will be held at a later date at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to The 100 Club of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 3405, Beaumont, Texas 77704 or online at

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Gathering of Family and Friends

St. Anne Catholic Church
  • 2715, Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX, 77702,
  • August 28, 2021
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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Anne Catholic Church
  • 2715, Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX, 77702,
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Comments (23)

    amy coppage says:

    I only heard of Jed’s passing this afternoon. I knew Jed from elementary school days. Always a very sweet and kind guy. Sending prayers to the family. God bless you.

    Trisha McAdams says:

    Oh words fail me. I had NO idea until just this evening that Jed had passed and I am DEEPLY sorry for his family, and Ms. Geri, and for all who’ve known and loved him. What a special man he is, and while reunited with those he loved who went before him, we will see him again one day. God bless this journey for you all.

    Verna Azore says:

    My condolences to the Shelton family. I met Jed while working with his mother, Connie Shelton, at Austin M.S. She was my secretary and the best I ever had. She was so proud of both Jed and Cindy. She loved being a proud grandmother to MacKenzie. I just saw his obituary today and could not believe he had passed. My condolences to his wife, daughters and especially to his sister Cindy. May your faith in God give you peace and comfort during this time of bereavement. Mother and son have been reunited in Heaven.

    The Sulla's says:

    Our deepest condolences for the loss of Jed. Although we never knew each other, we would have gotten along great as fellow die-hard Steelers fans and LEO family. Y’all are in our prayers.

    Enrique Espinoza Jr. says:

    I also do not check my emails frequently as I am struggling to help my wife with her kidney Stage V issues. I just saw the email from Don Cohn informing of Jed’s passing. I was Jed’s Narcotics Captain in McAllen. I truly liked and respected Jed’s cool and professional response in all situations. Sending my prayers for Margaret, Mackenzie and Megan and other family members.

    Jane Burleigh says:

    Cindy, Liz was the one that told me about Jed as I don’t get on my computer that much anymore! I was so sorry to hear about Jed and just couldn’t believe it. Praying for you and your family and also his wife and her family. May God comfort ya’ll at this difficult time and give you peace! I just donated to the 100 club in Jed’s name! Take care of yourself and be safe ! Love you the Burleigh Family

    Johnny, Sr. and Barbara Hardeman says:

    We are praying fervently for the strength and comfort of family and friends during this difficult time. May your heart be filled with warm thoughts and treasured moments of Jed.

    Frank and Becky Brocato says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Jed’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Praying for peace and strength.

    Bryce Koch says:

    So sad to hear the news. Jed and Cindy were my first friends in the neighborhood in Beaumont. I, being three years younger, always looked up to him as a kid and was always so thankful when he came to my defense when I was being bullied. Climbing trees and exploring the woods behind our houses and messing with all the chickens in the Shelton’s backyard.. I remember his speed. Blinding. I also remember Jed betting my dad, Eldon Koch, five dollars that he could catch a Cardinal by the next day. Sure enough, he did. My prayers are with your family.

    Kristin Ipes says:

    Jed Shelton family & friends,
    My condolences are with you all during this heartbreaking time. Jed was a wonderful father and friend, he loved talking about his girls and family. He always made sure that Nonnie had a bite to eat, and spoke highly of his sister. He was my work father at DPS, and taught me far more than was written in the general handbook (mostly what not to do). He will be greatly missed and always loved and remembered.
    Kristin Ipes
    Former DPS Counselor

    Marsena Booker-Alexander says:

    Condolences 🙏🏽 to JED SHELTON Family. Jed the “Perfect Bodyguard” at the Stadium.

    Cool, Calm, Patience, and a few laughs along the way. Great person to work with. He will be missed 🙏🏽.


    Dawn Clary says:

    So sorry to hear about Jed’s passing we were high school friends. He was a good friend. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Tony Brocato says:

    To our Sheldon and Brocato relatives, I am sorry to hear about the death of Jed. Jed and you all are in our prayers.

    Dwain Pierre says:

    Jed was one of the coolest people you would ever want to meet. I just can’t believe he is gone.

    Walter Brocato says:

    To the Brocato and Shelton relatives. I am sorry to hear about Jed. We will keep him in our prayers.

    Sarah Makin Craigen says:

    So sorry to hear of Jed’s passing. Prayers for each of you during this difficult time. God Bless

    Chris Bennett says:

    Jed we are going to miss you brother. I rode bikes in the neighborhood with Jed growing up in Beaumont. I remembered he loved to laugh and watched over his little sister as we played. I also played football with Jed in High-school. I am African American (they thought they were fast)I told the football team he was fast too. They did not believe me until Jed beat almost all of the African American receivers and running backs on the team(including me)Hence the nickname (White Chocolate). God Bless You Jed and family.

    Jim Brocato says:

    To My Shelton & Brocato Relatives,
    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Jed. You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God give you his strength and comfort.
    God Bless,

    Harry McCowan says:

    I was saddened and I would like to offer my most sincere prayer for the family of Jed. I remember my classmate as a person that I could just be truthfully frank with. He will be missed by anyone who was blessed to encounter him. To the family, time will heal this loss as long as you continue to trust in God. I know that it hurts to see him go but he will forever be in our hearts.

    Donna Blaha says:


    I’m so very sorry and saddened by your precious Brother’s passing. You have my deepest, heartfelt sympathies. May you find comfort and peace in the cherished memories you will keep in your heart forever.

    Love to You,


    Amie Flowers says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Patrick says:

    Prayers 🙏🏻

    Diana Caldronia Scheier says:

    So sorry for the loss of Jed. He is now at peace and with Cetta and Larry. My prayers are with you.

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