Betty Melton

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Betty Melton, 67 DOVER - Betty Melton, 67, of Dover, passed away Monday, March 1, 2010, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was born on Oct. 11, 1942, in Dover, daughter of the late Victor and Elizabeth Caldwell. Betty started her working career with the Delaware State News and then worked for the Capital School District in the cafeteria for 30 years retiring in 2002. She then worked part time at Price Honda from 2002 until present. She was a member of the Lebanon Wesley Church since 1960 and also the Trinity Wesleyan Church, where she was a secretary and worked with the youth. She also was a member of the Pilgrim Wesleyan Church in Milford where she also was with the youth ministry. Betty enjoyed crafts, crocheting, ceramics where she was good with her hands. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Caldwell. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Rev. Evan Melton; a daughter, Debra Janess and her husband Raymond of Felton; a son, Robert Melton of New Orleans, La.; four brothers, Victor Caldwell of Florida, Johnny Caldwell of Camden, Freddy Caldwell of Woodside, Jimmy Caldwell of Florida; a sister, Sandy Caldwell of Florida; her granddaughter, who was the joy of her life Brittni Janess; and very dear friends Margaret Blake and Charlotte Owens. Services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, March 4, at the Trinity Wesleyan Church, 1564 S. State St., Dover, where friends may gather two hours earlier. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Trinity Wesleyan Church, 1564 S. State St., Dover, DE 19901; or Kent General Hospital, Attention: Kidney Dialysis, 640 S. State St., Dover, DE 19901. Letters of condolences can be sent via

Published in NewsZapDE on Mar. 3, 2010
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