February 4, 1939 – December 27, 2021
Melba Lindsey Wilson, a longtime resident of Patterson, was called home to her heavenly reward at the age of 82 on Monday, December 27, 2021, at Ochsner St. Mary in Morgan City.
Melba was a native of Nashville, Georgia and was the second of four children born to the union of Benjamin and Vera Mae Lindsey. A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, Melba was the tie that held her family together. She was a Christian woman who lived a selfless life, always striving to put the needs of others before her own. Melba was an active member of First Baptist Church of Patterson. She took great joy inteaching the children’s Sunday school class and helped with Vacation Bible School and many other needs of her church. Not only was she the best mother a child could ask for, she also made the best Mac-n-Cheese you ever ate. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved enjoying her favorite treats, a candy bar and a Pepsi. Second only to her love for the Lord was her love for her family. She especially cherished countless days sitting on her swing overlooking the bayou with her grandchildren by her side. Though she will be deeply missed, her family takes great comfort in knowing she is with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Those she leaves to cherish her memory include her three children, Janet L. Melancon and her fiancé Ted Falgoust, Kevin D. Lovett and his wife Danella, and Terry Lovett and his fiancée Debbie DeHart; eight grandchildren, David Paul Melancon II and his wife Shelby, Kara Lindsey Melancon and her fiancé Dylan Stansbury, Kevin Clayton Lovett and his wife Emlee, Tiana Kawailehua Amerson and her husband Austin, Christopher Russell Lovett, Keala Leolani Lovett and her fiancé Sheldon O’Malley, Ryan Blake Lovett and his wife Naomi, and Seth Allen Lovett and his wife Shelby; as well as being blessed with many great grandchildren; one brother, N.L. Lindsey and his wife Jimmie Sue; two sisters, Delma L. Conger and Sally L. Shaw; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband, Dewey Wilson Jr.; her great granddaughter, Sophia Leigh Lovett; her parents, Benjamin Eugene Lindsey and Vera Mae Jones Lindsey, and her niece, Debra Mae Lindsey.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 3, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Ibert’s Mortuary in Patterson, with Rev. Mark Norwood conducting the service. Following she will be laid to rest next to her husband in the mausoleum in St. Joseph Cemetery in Patterson. A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Ibert’s. Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin D. Lovett, Terry Lovett, Kevin Clayton Lovett, David Paul Melancon II, N.L. Lindsey, and Ted Falgoust. The family encourages those attending to wear face coverings.
Family and friends may view the obituary online by visiting www.iberts.com and are encouraged to share their condolences, cherished memories, love, and support for the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., 1111 Lia Street, Patterson, LA 70392, (985) 395–7873.