Melva G. Basham

Basham, Melva Gillaspie, of Moneta, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. She was a faithful church member who loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and her family. She taught Sunday School for over 50 years and was a hairdresser for 50 years. She was married to Wayne L. (Johnny) Basham, pastor of Faith Life Baptist Church for 58 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Geneva Gillaspie and a brother, Jack R. Gillaspie. Along with her husband, surviving family includes a daughter and son-in-law, Donna B. and Mark R. Jacobs; grandson, M. Hunter Jacobs and sister-in-law, Sandy H. Gillaspie. Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Faith Life Baptist Church in Montvale with Evangelist Jim Critchly and Pastor Greg Rogers officiating. Interment followed in Old Dominion Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton. Online condolences may be made at

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Lotz Funeral Homes
305 East Washington Avenue Vinton, VA 24179-4515
(540) 343-4986
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2013