Barbara Jean Melson of Greenwood went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 at TidalHealth Nanticoke in Seaford.

Barbara was born in Georgetown on June 22, 1952, daughter of the late William James Morgan and the late Dorothy H. (Timmons) Morgan.  

Barbara was a faithful attendee of the Denton Wayside CCCU Church in Denton for over 40 years. She loved her church family where she faithfully sent birthday, sympathy and anniversary cards to those from the church. Barbara also enjoyed helping the elderly so much that she drove a Cheer Bus for a few years. She was willing to serve and lived to make others happy. Barbara was an animal lover and loved her cats.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathleen Dukes and Ruth Ann Melson. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Ralph E. Melson; a son, Mark D. Melson and his wife, Karen of Seaford; two daughters, Tanya McClain and her husband, Scott of Seaford and Rhonda Melson of Delmar; and two sisters, Betty Jane Atkins of Millsboro and Pauline White and her husband, Wayne of Georgetown. Barbara is also survived by eight grandchildren, Stacie Fowler and her husband, Ricky of Seaford, Brianna Coddington and her husband, John of Seaford, Kristin McClain of Seaford, Trey Messick of Laurel, Alyssa Messick of Delmar, Mark D. Melson, Jr. of Seaford; Madison McClain of Seaford; and Destiny Cramer of Greenwood and three great-grandchildren, Emberly Fowler, Macie Grace Coddington and Paisley Rae Coddington.  

A funeral service was held  on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Frankford. Interment followed at St. George’s Cemetery in Clarksville.

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