OBITUARY

Melnee Barber Dews

April 12, 1937May 16, 2020
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Melnee Barber Dews ,age 83, passed away on May 16, 2020 after a long illness. She was born to the late AC and Lela Mae Barber of Newnan, Georgia on April 12. 1937.

Melnee was a long standing member of the Mount Ephraim Baptist Church of Atlanta, Georgia with Rev. Dr. R.L. White as her pastor. She served the church in many capacities including receptionist and assistant to Rev. R.L White, President of the Nursing Unit, member of the many choirs as well as the first female member of the church Trustee Board .

She could always be found working at the church - whether she was selling ice cream, chiii dogs or fried fish to raise funds for church projects, working with summer camps for the children, taking blood pressure on Sunday mornings, or teaching hymns to anyone who wanted to learn how to sing them. She enjoyed working with and growing plants. She certainly had a green thumb and maintained the landscaping at the church as a labor of love.

She is survived by her four children: Jacqueline Cruver, James (Glenda) Cruver, J C Cruver Jr. and Kenneth Cruver, two sisters- Earnestine (EL) Bridges, Codella Vinson. two brothers John (Eva) Barber, and Henry Barber; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She also leaves behind numerous other relatives and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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Mitchell Austin

May 20, 2020

The Mt Ephraim Queen of Prayers and hymns. Many times while going through I heard her strong voice praying. Each time I saw her I always got my hug and I ain't seen you since you were a little bitty thing". Uh, Mrs. Dews you just saw me last week. LOL. She loved people. I felt it my duty to come share in the realeasing of her flesh but never her spirit or the memories. I praise God for allowing me to hear her praying while going through or because if deep thoughts.
Take your rest thy Good and Faithful servant unto the Lord. I thank God I got to meet you, to know you as well as to love you. I thank God for your family sharing you with do many of us. Amen.

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