Vernie Ruth Melson, 95, of Paw Paw, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Ely Manor.
She was born September 12, 1925 in Addison, Alabama, the daughter of the late James Westmoreland and Pearl (Bagget) Westmoreland.
On February 27, 1942, she married Luther Melson who preceded her in death.
She is survived by her three sons, Bobby (Kay) Melson, Larry (Judy) Melson and Kerry (Lorna) Melson; one daughter, Lewellyn (Jerry) Stipes; two daughter in laws, Geralea Melson and Claudia Chetto; along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Vernie was preceded in death by her sons, Howard Melson, Edward Melson and James Melson, two daughters, Brenda Young and Deborah Rogers, her sisters Erma and Evelyn along with their brother Calvin.
There will be a visitation held Wednesday, November 18, 2020, beginning at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at New Hope Fellowship, 201 W. Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, where a funeral service will commence at 12:00 pm, with Rev. Lonnie Truelove officiating. Burial will follow at Wildey Cemetery, Paw Paw.
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