OXFORD – Marjorie Ann Dixon Melton, 80, of Oxford, died Friday, May 15, 2020 at her home. Born in Person County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Dixon and Minnie Adell Gentry Dixon. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ryland Edward Melton; and four siblings: Otis Dixon, Junior Dixon, Lawrence Dixon and Faye Dixon.
Mrs. Melton was an active member of Sharon Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She volunteered to go on many missionary trips and enjoyed mission work. Mrs. Melton was a pillar to the community and loved to help everyone.
Surviving are her children, Susan Lawrence (David) of Oxford, Lynn Saunders (Craig) of Sutherlin, Va. and Barry Edward Melton of Oxford; two sisters: Doris Russ (Vance) of Kinston and Shirley Dean of Moncure; four grandchildren, Danielle Watkins (Jody), David Lawrence Jr., Casey Saunders (Erika) and Will Saunders; five great-grandchildren.
Memorial graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Victor Blackwell and Dan Russ officiating.
Due to the Executive Order regarding the COVID-19, the attendance will be limited to 50 people.
Memorials may be made to Sharon Baptist Church, c/o Missionary Fund, 6746 Goshen Road, Oxford, NC 27565.
Condolences may be sent www.brooksandwhite.com.