Velma Francis Tabor Melton, 74, went home to rest with her eternal Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 15th, 2022. Born on July 4th, 1948, Velma was a devoted Christian who was born and raised in Pulaski County. She is preceded in death by her mother, Mae Kathleen Tabor and father, Samuel Gilbert Tabor; former spouse, Fredrick Lee Melton; as well as her sister, Doris Collins; brothers, Junior Martin, Alfred Martin, Gilbert Tabor, Harry Tabor, Billy Tabor, Bobby Tabor, Oakie Tabor, James Clyde Tabor, and Dannie Wayne Tabor; and grandson, Jordan Blake Melton.
She is survived by her sister, Kathy Mathena; sister-in-law, Virginia Tabor; children, Dreama and Wink Covey of Snowville, Lisa and Wayne Edwards of Pulaski, Larry Melton of Christiansburg, and Michael Melton of Hillsville. She is also survived by grandchildren Little Wink Covey, Cherish Covey Stone, Jessica Branch, Jason Branch, Josh Branch, Krista Branch, Erin Graham, Amanda Edwards, Teresa Annie Kinard, Cortney Melton, Alysha Melton, and Cole Melton; 16 great grandchildren, who brought her tremendous joy; and many other relatives and friends.
Velma “Granny Melton” held a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had a unique way to see the world through their eyes and always greeted them with open arms. They will be forever grateful for her unconditional love and generosity. Velma will be remembered as a resilient, bright, and shining light who always kept her sense of humor throughout even the most difficult situations.
Funeral services will be held at the IPCC Church on Valley Road in Pulaski on Saturday, October 29th, 2022, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Mary Morris and Pastor Nancy Lane officiating. Interment will follow in Brewer’s Cemetery on Mt. Olivet Road in Pulaski.
The Melton family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford, Virginia. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com