Della Melton, 95, of Lake Charles, died at 7:35 PM, Sunday, September 5, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Melton was born in Bainbridge, Ga., and lived in Lake Charles since 1927. She graduated from Lake Charles High School and touched many lived in the Lake Area through her sales of the World Book Encyclopedia. She was District Manager for the World Book Encyclopedia. A member of Trinity Baptist Church for 65 years, she was an active member of the WMU and former Sunday school teacher and superintendent of the intermediate department. She was also an active and life member of the PTA at F.K White and Henry Heights schools.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Melton and a son, William Melton. Survivors include one son, Jim Davis Melton of Salt Lake City, Utah and one granddaughter Carmelita Melton-Bennett, a great-granddaughter Gabriella Bennett, several nieces and nephews and extended family and precious friends.
Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Friday at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Steve James officiating. Entombment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.