Eloise White Melton
Eloise White Melton
  • January 30, 1932 - January 26, 2018
  • South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Daisy Eloise White Melton, 85, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 29, 2018, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Melton died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Friday, January 26, 2018. She grew up in Chesterfield, SC. She graduated in 1949 from Chesterfield High School and was elected "Miss High Miss" by her classmates. She was the daughter of the late Thurman Ellison White and Aletha Vaden Smith White.

Mrs. Melton worked for the State of South Carolina for 35 years; the DMV for 5 years; University of South Carolina for 30 years at their computer center, Russell House Bookstore and Baruch Institute; and retired in 1994. She was always an avid Gamecock fan.

Eloise is lovingly survived by her pride and joy, twin daughters, Lisa Melton Chapman (John) and Pati Melton Derrick (Ray), both of Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Cirbey Derrick of Nashville, TN, Spencer Derrick (Caroline) of Columbia, SC, Graham Chapman of Charleston, SC and Frank Chapman of The Citadel, Charleston, SC; great-grandchildren, Crew and Reaves Derrick; many nieces and nephews; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 sisters and their husbands, Betty Hurst (Billy), Barbara "Bobby" Freeman (Thomas) and Louise King (Clyde); grandson, Lance Derrick; granddaughter, baby Chapman; and a nephew.

"Mimi", as she was known by her grandchildren, loved sports and politics, but most of all, her family. She will be greatly missed.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E Main St, Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709; St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Pawmetto Lifeline, 1275 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.