“Gonna miss you Melba. Very nice lady and independent.
“In loving memory of a wonderful person.
“We are sorry to learn of the passing of Melba, but grateful for her service to our nation as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Belize.
The National Peace Corps Association
“My heart goes out to the Anderson family. Only met Melba once, but know what an amazing family she created and nurtured. May your memories bring you strength and peace. You are in my thoughts.
“May God bless you and your family. I know Melba is safe and well now. I am her first cousin and last saw her more than 50 years ago. Her mom and my dad (Lamar Payne) were sister and brother. It is sad that we lost touch as a family. Billye Johnson informed me of Melba's death.
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Melba Jo Anderson of Smith Mountain Lake died Friday at age 77 at the Emeritus of Roanoke Memory Care Community after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Melba was born on August 13, 1935 to the late E.L. Rose and Willie Pearl Rose on an oil lease in Bastrop County, Texas during the...Read More