Mary Claude Melson
Mary Claude Melson
  • December 11, 1927 - September 12, 2017
  • Ridgeland, Mississippi

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Mary B. Carter Melson went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 12, 2017, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery in Natchez, MS on Saturday, September 16.

Mary B., as she was known by her family, was born and raised in Luling, Texas. Her parents, Robert and Nora Carter, and two older brothers, Elwood and A.J. Carter, preceded her in death. Mary B graduated from Luling High School in 1945 and from Howard Payne College in 1948 with a degree in business education. She lived in Natchez, MS for nearly 40 years where she was a faithful member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Claude E. Melson, Jr.

She is survived by her two children, Lisa Lambert Halford of Madison, MS and David Lambert of Sumter, SC; five grandchildren, Allyson Lambert Winter, Christopher Jones, Courtland Lambert, Joseph Lambert, Elizabeth Jones Anderson; and six great grandchildren. Our Mama and Bebee, as she was known to her grandchildren, was a faithful and loving mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed until we see her again in Heaven.