Browning Funeral Home

141 West Oxford Street, Pontotoc, MS


Lois Melton

August 25, 1924January 10, 2020

Lois H. Melton, age 95, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at her residence in Mesa, AZ. She was born August 25, 1924 to William and Donie Younger Hellums. She was a member of Troy First Baptist Church and a retired seamstress. Lois enjoyed sewing and growing roses.

Services will be at 11 AM on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Troy First Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Herndon and Rev. Brock McWhirter officiating; burial will follow in the Eddington Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her four daughters, Mary Melton, Pinellas Park, FL, Patricia D’Amato (Thomas) Mesa, AZ, Linda Melton (Linda Van Hoesen) Dunedin, FL and Billie Stein of Chandler, AZ; one half- sister, Mary Nell Denham of Pontotoc, MS and two half- brothers, John Newell of NY and Donnie Hellums of Pontotoc, MS; four grandchildren, Kimberly Cochrane, Michael Piche, Cheri Warren and Ian Swankie; nine great-grandchildren, Mia Cochrane, Matthew Piche, Michael Piche, Matt Wagner, Heather Wagner, Jake Manzke, Julie Manzke, Matthew Swankie and Kyle Swankie and seven great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James William Melton, and one sister, one half-sister, one brother and two half-brothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to East Valley Hospice, 1311 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85224.

Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com


  • East Valley Hospice


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020


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Charlene Wrolson

January 21, 2020

It saddens me to learn the passing of your Mom. I met her way back in the late 50’s when you moved to Brookfield. She was a kind, loving, caring person and always made me feel welcome. She touched all of our hearts and will be truly missed. My deepest sympathy to her entire family.

Charlene Wrolson

Katelin Denham

January 20, 2020

This was a very special woman and she impacted my life in many ways. You will be missed but never forgotten Aunt Lois. I love you

Bryan Watterson

January 18, 2020

She was a strong woman and a fantastic person I have nothing but good memories of her!

Trudy Wissing

January 17, 2020

It's hard to believe I knew "Mom" for 40 years. I will always remember the many visits and phone conversations we had and the way she said my name with her Mississippi accent. Love, Trudy.

Deborah Melton

January 17, 2020

Aunt Lois was so kind, so welcoming and definitely one of the hardest working. I know she lived for her daughters. Through hard times and good times she was always loyal, probably to a fault. I loved her laugh, my favorite memory!

James Hellums

January 15, 2020

I believe I only meet her once or twice but I remember she was a nice and carrying woman may the great spurt take her home and take good care of her I know she will be missed pm

Mary Denham

January 15, 2020

Sis, You have been more of a mother to me than a sister. We are best friends too. God knows how much I love you. Now it’s really real that you are gone, I will never forget you and someday I will see you again. You might be gone from this old life but you will never be forgotten. My life was so complete only because of you. Until I see you again Sis. I Love you
Mary Nell

Joyce Lawson Scheurer

January 14, 2020

Aunt Lois Melton has been a beautiful lady both inside and outside. My life has been blessed to know her. I admire her strength and kindness. I have used her recipes for a lot of years. She was a wonderful cook! I believe she did the very best she could for all of her girls. Yes, she lived with Pat but when I heard her talk about her girls it was praise and love for each one. She was the best mother. Good bye to a great lady. Love to Mary, Billie, Pat and Diane. -Joyce
We all have good and sweet memories of Aunt Lois. - Joyce, Ralph and Glenda Lawson.