Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at Grenada Church of God for Mrs. Marjorie Mae Tartt Melton, 95, who died in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 28, hearing the words she had longed to hear for so many years, “Well done, good and faithful servant,” as she entered peacefully into Heaven. Burial will follow in Smith Cemetery in the Rosebloom Community of Tallahatchie County. The Rev. James McElroy will officiate. Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the church.
A member of the “Greatest Generation,” Marjorie was born on Dec. 20, 1925, in Grenada, the daughter of Willie James and Bertha Costilow Tartt. She knew the value of hard work and gave of herself 100 percent in everything that she did. She had worked for a number of years in the knitting department at Pennaco Hosiery in Grenada.
Marjorie was a devoted member of the Grenada Church of God since 1969, serving as secretary in the Sunday School, Family Training Hour and Vacation Bible School departments. She was instrumental in church fundraising, always being the top-seller for any fundraising activity for her church. While her absence leaves a tremendous void in the hearts of those she loved, we find comfort in knowing she is more alive today than she has ever been and at home in Heaven.
Her parents; husband, Andrew “Pete” Melton; son, Cecil Melton; infant daughter, Frances Pearl Melton, and two brothers, Ray Tartt and James Tartt, preceded Marjorie in death.
Survivors include, five grandchildren, Kay Starnes, Judy Armstrong, Lois Doss, Jerry Melton and Magan Emrick; a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and her sister, Frances Ruppert of Millington, Tenn.
Pallbearers will be Reece Bailey, Herby Bloodworth, Barry Campbell, Tate Glenn, Lee Hoop and Don Pyron. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Armstrong, Charles Arnold and John Brown.
Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com
McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada is in charge of arrangements.