Mrs. Barbara Jean Gilmore Melvin

August 10, 1941 ~ November 27, 2019 (age 78)

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Mrs. Barbara Jean Gilmore Melvin entered into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.  She was born in Newberry, SC on August 10, 1941 to Mr. Willie Gilmore and the late Mrs. Florence Nance Gilmore.

She was a member of Saint Matthew Baptist Church in Newberry, SC.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Mr. Blakely Melvin; two brothers, Spence and John Willie Gilmore; one sister, Ella Mae Gilmore.

Those who celebrate her life and cherish precious and loving memories include one daughter, Eleanor Rose Green; father, Mr. Willie Gilmore of Newberry, SC; two brothers, Wilbert Gilmore of Columbia, SC and Nathaniel Gilmore (Katanya) of Lexington, SC; four sisters, Lucille Mitchell (L.V.) of Woonsocket, RI, Irene Scott and Emma Lee Griffin of Newberry, SC and Sarah Lindsay of Anderson, SC; three uncles; one aunt; one sister-in-law, Bonnie Gilmore; and a host of nieces, including a devoted niece, Angela Baxter (George); nephews, cousins and friends.    

The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Emma Lee Griffin (2026 Shelly Street, Newberry).

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Saint Matthew Baptist Church, 61 Boundary Street, Newberry, SC. Burial will follow in Werts Cemetery, Newberry. 

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 Service Program


Funeral Service
December 3, 2019

2:00 PM
Saint Matthew Baptist Church
61 Boundary Street
Newberry, SC 29108

Interment following funeral service
December 3, 2019

Werts Cemetery
PO Box 797
Newberry, SC 29108

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