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Mary Van Dyke Melton
(January 19, 1923 - April 29, 2014)

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Mary Van Dyke Melton


- Mary Van Dyke Melton, age 91, a resident of Kings Mountain, went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2014 at her home.  She was a native of Cleveland Co., daughter of the late David and Lula Lockridge Van Dyke. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Brenda Sheppard, son-in-law, Randy Sheppard, granddaughter, Sandra Sheppard Surber, brothers, James R. Van Dyke and Johnny Van Dyke, sister, Lucy Crawford. She was a graduate of Grover High School and  a former employee in the textile industry working at Margrace Mills in Kings Mountain. Mary was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, enjoyed reading especially her Bible. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother who dearly loved her family. 


SURVIVORS:  Husband of 71 years; George Melton,  Kings Mountain

                Sons; David Melton and wife Shirley, Kings Mountain

                  Johnny Melton and wife Deb, Kings Mountain

             Daughter; Debbie Kates and husband Jerry, Kings Mountain

             Sisters; Belle Griffin and husband Willie, Kings Mountain

                      Lois Moss, Kings Mountain

         Grandchildren; Jeff Melton, Sharon White, Scott Sheppard,

      Brad Melton, Kevin Melton, Abbey Kates, Brenn Kates, Adam Kates

   Great-Grandchildren; Brooke, Magan, Dillon, Zach, Hannah, Morgan, Nathan, Olivia, Cassidi, John-Harmon, Luke, Collin, Charlie, Andrea, Sarah Beth

Great-Great Grandchildren; Annaleigha and Deacon

Special Caregivers; Sissy Toney, Renee Black, Betty Hughes


FUNERAL SERVICE: Bethlehem Baptist Church, Kings Mountain

                                          Friday, May 2, 2014       2:00 P.M.      

               Rev. Dennis Aldridge, Dr. Steve Taylor, Rev. David Blanton

VISITATION: 6:00-8:00 P.M., Thursday evening, May 1, 2014 at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain and at other times at the home.  


INTERMENT: Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina



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