Marie Elizabeth Colby Shelton, age 49, of Meridian passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in Meridian, Texas. Funeral services were at 1:00 P.M., Monday, November 7, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Clifton, Texas with Dr. Jerry Smith officiated. Visitation was from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian.Pallbearers were Stephen Colby, Justin Owens, Bobby Richards, Mike Chovanec, Todd Hyatt, and Rosie Zapata. Honorary Pallbearers were Joe Chovanec and Ronny Owens. Marie Elizabeth Colby was born on October 21, 1967 in Garden Grove, California to Leo E. and Mary Lou Dickson Colby. She was raised and graduated school in Apple Valley, California. While in high school she played in the band, volleyball, basketball, and ran track. She received a full scholarship for volleyball to Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Marie has lived in California, Arizona, Kansas, Georgia, Colorado, and Texas.