Shelli H. Rutledge is a native of Greenville. She graduated from Greenville High School in 1986 and from Mississippi Delta Community College in 1991 with an A.S. degree in Secretarial Science. She has been a valuable employee with Boone Funeral Home since 1994, serving as executive secretary for both the funeral home and insurance office. She married Brad Rutledge in 1993, and they have two children, Brandon and Allie. They are members of South Main Church of Christ.