Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Melba Metts Pearson

Melba Metts Pearson, age 84, passed away surrounded by her loving family December 26, 2017, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27 at Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Trent Jaudon officiating. Visitation will be held the day of the service from 12:00 until the service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

Melba was born in Winston County on April 25, 1933 to Davis Garland Metts and Florence Wood Metts. Melba was a member of First Baptist Church of Louisville. She loved working in her yard and was honored to previously receive the Yard of the Month Award.

Melba is survived by her daughter, Brenda McAdory and husband, Buster, of Louisville; her son, Jay Pearson and wife, Patti, of Oxford, Mississippi; and her sister, Mitzi Taylor also of Louisville. Also left to mourn her passing is numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. One of her greatest joys was being “Maw Pierce” to her three grandchildren: Brad McAdory, Erica Krag and husband, Kyle; and Paxton Pearson; as well as to two great-grandchildren: Nathan and Victoria McAdory. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, William Metts; and her sister, Joyce Sullivan.

Serving as pallbearers are Richard Ballard, Matthew Ktsanas, Nathan McAdory, Paxton Pearson, Larry Peavy, Lex Taylor and Robert Taylor.

Memorial contributions in honor of Melba may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or to The Baptist Children's Village, P. O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.