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“I'm so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Melba. She was a very good lady. Mr. Al my heart is with you. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Farrah Higginbotham - Westlake, LA

“Mr.Al and family Im so sorry I was unable to make it, I wasnt feeling very well today! I loved Ms Melba very very much and miss her dearly! I am so...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Kourtney Hooper - Grand Lake, LA

“There are no words that will truly express our feelings at Melba's passing. The best we can do is to let you know how much we loved Melba. She...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Thibodeaux - Lake Charles, LA

“Mr. Al and family,We were so saddened to read about Mrs. Melba's passing. You, Mr. Al and she have and always will hold a special place in our hearts...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Rose Higginbotham - Moss Bluff, LA

“Melba was a joy to be around with her bubbly personality and her joyful spirit, she will be missed. I am in Florida visiting Dana and her family...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Peggy Ardoin - Lake Charles, LA

“I know you in good hands with the Lord his taking good care of all your family that us waiting for your loving caring ways sorry we lost in touch...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Peggy Rousseau - Lake charles, LA

“Mrs. Melba will surely be missed by many. I will miss all of the laughs that we belted out and all of the crazy memories that we shared. You were a...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Vendetta Johnson - Lake Charles, LA

“She was a truly God loving person to all that knew her. She will be greatly missed not only by her family but by all that had the pleasure of knowing...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Dianna Ebersole - Wellborn, FL

“You will be greatly missed Melba , however your smile and great spirit will forever live in our hearts. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Joyce Clarke - Lake Charles, LA

“Your sweet smile and kind mannerisms helped everyone feel welcomed by you and loved.You will be greatly missed. Love, Gary and Kathleen Thibodeaux ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Mrs. Melba was a wonderful lady. Loved her she will be missed. RIP ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Effie Lyles - Lake Charles, LA

“So sorry for your loss, she will be missed. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Ann Pundt - Lake Charles, LA

“Dear family I have known Mrs Melba since I was a college student and our paths crossed due to softball. Their is no doubt that she is next to Jesus...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: susy Courville - Lake Charles, LA


Melba was born on March 23, 1935 and passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

Melba was a resident of Lake Charles, Louisiana at the time of passing.

A Rosary will be recited at 6:30PM. A funeral mass will be held at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church at 2PM, officiated by Msgr. Jace Eskind followed by burial at Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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