Wright and Ferguson
Monday November 16, 2020 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm and again at 1:00 pm on Tuesday at Wright and Ferguson in Clinton.
Tuesday November 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Wright and Ferguson in Clinton. Burial will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park South for family only.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on Nov 13, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home. MAJ (Ret) Jerry Melvin Melton, age 71, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 31st RAOC has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Bentonia – Jerry Melvin Melton joined his heavenly father on November 13, 2020. He awaits his wife of 50 years, Teina Chisolm Melton, daughters Courtney Melton and Heather Young (Jeff), and his grandchildren Garrett, Lucas, Meredith, and Alexis Young. He joins his parents Fred and Margaret Melton of South Jackson in their heavenly home. He is also survived by his sister Linda Lyall (Barry) and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly and loved to hear sing.
Mr. Melton was in the first graduating class of Wingeld High School. He was a dedicated, loving and affectionate father that coached many young ladies in softball at Leavelle Woods Park. Jerry was a Mason and a 28 year retired Major of the Army National Guard. He was a man who liked to
spend all of his time outside tinkering on his many projects. He was a devoted deacon of Southside Baptist Church in Yazoo City, MS. He will be remembered as a man who touched the lives of many with his kind heart and jovial ways. Jerry never met a stranger and always approached people with the love of Christ. His life will stand as a legacy of a decent God loving man.
His earthly body will be placed to rest on Tuesday November 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm with visitation on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm and again at 1:00 pm on Tuesday at Wright and Ferguson in Clinton. Burial will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park South for family only.
In lieu of owers send donations to Southside Baptist Church 120 S. Monroe St., Yazoo City, 39194.