Carol P. Melton, "Mom" to her grandchildren and great-grands, age 80, passed away at her home on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 24, 2019, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Southern Funeral Home in Lexington, Mississippi. Funeral services will follow, with interment in the Emory Methodist Church cemetery in Holmes County. Mrs. Melton was preceded in death by her husband, William Arthur Melton, grandson, T. D. Melton, daughter in law, Teressa Melton; her mother and father, Nan and John Pierson, brother Ronald Pierson, sisters Phyllis Moody, Shirley Beck, Donna Kaufmann, and Jody Gast. Mrs. Melton is survived by her children, Benny (Jennifer) Melton, Toby (Vickie) Melton, Tim (Melaine) Melton, Lisa (Wade) Williams, W. A. (Christi) Melton, and Laura (Jeff) McWilliams; grandchildren, Brooke, Brittany, Spence, Whitney, Maggie, Lake, Hattie, Jade, Sam, Will, Cole, Lilli, Luke, Amber, Taylor and Greyson; great grandchildren Roe, Rhett, Reece, Ripley, Rainer, Milla, Russ, Duren, Liam, Collier, Art, June, Lee, Scarlett, Grant, Jon Wyatt, Stokeleigh and Jett. Mrs. Melton is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and sweet friends. Mrs. Melton was a 1956 graduate of Mitchell High School in Mitchell, South Dakota. Mom had many different jobs through the years. She worked as a lifeguard, movie usher, waitress, factory worker, supervisor, cashier, bookkeeper, grocery store owner, chief cook and bottle washer at Deerfields restaurant, all while raising six kids and loving grand babies and great grands. She liked to say she wasn't born in the South, but she got here as fast as she could.
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