Services for Lillie Mae Moore Melton will be held today, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Brian Ponder officiating. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Melton, 98, of Meridian, died Thursday, March 14, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Meridian and graduated from Meridian High School. After high school, she attended the University of Alabama, where she joined the Chi Omega sorority. While in high school, she met the love of her life, James Heidel “Meck” Melton. They started their life together in 1944.
A strong and faithful Christian with a loving spirit, Mrs. Melton was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Meridian. For over 20 years, she loved to enhance other women’s confidence by working as a consultant at Merle Norman Cosmetics. Mrs. Melton was also was a founding member of the Dusty Social Service Club and enjoyed being a part of the community.
Survivors include two children: Pamela Melton Fort of Young Harris, Ga., and Daniel Trueheart Melton of Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren: Natalie Fort Moffett and her husband Robert Breckenridge Moffett of Atlanta, Ga., Allison Trueheart Fort of Atlanta, Ga., William Ferrell Fort of Jackson and Matthew Melton Fort of Jackson; two great-grandchildren: Robert Breckenridge Moffett II, and Brooks Hall Moffett; nieces: Betty Trueheart Williams Martin and her husband Joseph Bruce Martin of Birmingham, Ala., and Jan Tolson Waterhouse of Ocean Springs; and nephew, Thomas Edward Williams of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Trueheart Moore; sisters: Dixie Moore Williams and Jo Moore Tolson; and, two sons: Bruce Lee Melton and James Duncan Melton.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial on her behalf to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church or Aldersgate Retirement Community.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at jamesfwebb.com.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.