NEWPORT NEWS - Melba D. Graveley, 62, passed away at Mary Immaculate Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008.
A lifelong Peninsula resident, she retired from Northrop Grumman after 32 years of service. She was a member of Langley Christian Church, Warwick Moose Lodge, Women's Auxiliary Coast Guard and Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a baker at Reservoir Middle School in Newport News.
Mrs. Graveley was preceded in death by her husband, Carl William Graveley Jr., her parents and three brothers.
Survivors include her son, Larry J. Wood Jr. and wife, Carole, of Newport News; sister, Ann D. Seawell and husband, Charles, of Yorktown; several nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Alecia Guillette.
There will be an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. tonight at Peninsula Funeral Home with family visitation to follow until 8:30 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at Langley Christian Church, officiated by Pastor Matt Scott. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Arrangements will be handled by Peninsula Funeral Home.
Published by Daily Press on Jan. 15, 2008.