Ellen Flowers Melton


Ellen Flowers Melton age 88, of 2072 Edwin Robertson Road, Roxboro, died Friday morning, Oct. 15, 2021 at Commonwealth Senior Living in South Boston, Va.

Mrs. Melton was born Dec. 1, 1932 in Darlington County, S.C., daughter of the late William Morris and Marjorie Sanderson Flowers and was wife of 63 years to the late John Henry Melton, Sr.  She was a homemaker and was a member of Theresa Baptist Church.

Ellen enjoyed sewing, cooking, flower and vegetable gardening, participating in church activities, and sharing time with her family. 

Surviving are four children, John Henry Melton, Jr. and wife, Lori of Cedar Park, Texas, William Harris Melton and wife, Susan, Lucille M. Wilkerson all of Roxboro, NC, Lenora M. Minon and husband, Brian of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., nine grandchildren, Brooke Tippett, Blake Melton, Darrell Wilkerson, Derrick Wilkerson, Joshua Melton, Jason Melton, Jeffrey Melton, Jennifer Melton, Justin Morgan, thirteen great grandchildren, sister, April Smith, and brother, Billy Flowers and wife, JoAnn.

In addition to her parents and husband Mrs. Melton is preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Gabbie Linda Tippett, and sister, Jane F. Edens.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 at Theresa Baptist Church with the Rev. Herbert Brown officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Lynn Brandon, Blake Melton, Jason Melton, Jeffrey Melton, Joshua Melton, Justin Morgan, Kevin Tippett, Darrell Wilkerson, Derrick Wilkerson, and George Woody.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Theresa Baptist Church General Fund, 3919 Chub Lake Road, Roxboro, N.C. 27574. 

Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, N.C. 27573.  Online condolences may be made at stricklandandjonesfs.com.


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