Glenda Hicks Melton, 80, of Perry, GA formerly of Albany, GA died October 5, 2022 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Bruce English will officiate. Interment will follow in Leesburg Cemetery.
Mrs. Melton was born in Monticello, FL and raised in the Meigs area. She attended Meigs Schools and graduated from Cosmetology School in Dublin, GA. She married her late husband, Thomas Melton, at the young age of 15. He was employed with Flowers Bakery and they along with their growing family moved to Columbus, Albany, Valdosta, Dublin and finally made their home in Albany in 1972.
Mrs. Melton was employed with the Dougherty County School System and was a member of the Valdosta Christian Church. Her biggest hobby was looking after and doting on her family, but she also enjoyed traveling and search puzzles. She moved to Perry, GA, two years ago to be closer to her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Melton, her son, Russell Melton, and her grandson, Cameron Connell.
Survivors include her children, Glynis (Mike) Britt of Rocky Top, TN, Sonya (Phillip) Spillers of Perry, GA and Robbie (Ronnie) Hughes of Atlanta, GA, two siblings, Wanda Nolton of Monticello, FL and Lee (Gayle) Hicks of Ochlockonee, GA, six grandchildren, Chad Roberts, Brandon Melton, Brittany Taylor, Allyson Watts, Zachary Melton and Abigail Hughes and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until 11:00 am until 11:00 am Saturday before the service at Mathews Funeral Home.
Those desiring may make memorials in memory of Mrs. Melton to Emory Hospice, 1364 Clifton Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA, 31069.