Mary Dee Melton, age 92 of Forest City died Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Fairhaven Home of Forest City. She was born October 21, 1926 in Cleveland County and was a daughter of the late Carl Fred Melton and Mary Texie Owens Melton. She worked as a presser for Skyland Textiles for many years and retired from the Inspection Department at Absorba Textiles. Mary Dee was a lifelong member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She was a friend to all and a wonderful and loving aunt to her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Glen Melton, and Howard Melton, sisters, Ethel Melton, Gennieve Melton, and Mozelle M. Bailey. a niece, Diane Melton Bowen, and nephews, Dan Melton and Dennis Melton.
Survivors include sisters in law, Louise H. Melton, Cathy Melton Hoyle and husband Joel all of Forest City, as well as nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great -nephews. There are also her special friends and caregivers, Jeanne Waters, Brenda Morrow, Morgan Reed, and Sherry Carson. They were very dear to Mary Dee.
The funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM Sunday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Reverend Matt Mills and Reverend Bob Philbeck officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 1:30 until 2:30 prior to the service. The family will be at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Building Fund, 397 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Forest City, North Carolina 28043.
The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com
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