Melba Rodgers Stevens

June 3, 1932March 18, 2021

Melba Rodgers Stevens, 88, went to be with the Lord on March 18, 2021.

Born in Peters Creek Township, North Carolina, on June 3, 1932, she was the daughter of Jessie and Lunie Rodgers. Melba was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Quincy Alexander Stevens; her sisters, Colleen, Lucille; and brother, Jerry.

Melba is survived by her children, Mike Stevens (Rhonda), Pam Faile (Jerry), and Mark Stevens; grandchildren, Kerry Larsen Burr (Nich), Sean Stevens (Heather), and Michelle Wood (J.D.); and great grandchildren, Grasen, Ryleigh, and Jaxson.

She was a member of the Joy of Living Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Columbia. Melba was an avid yard sale shopper and rented a booth at Old Mill Antique Mall in West Columbia for many years. She was a lover of nature, especially birds, because she saw God in the bird’s nests. She was a generous person and St. Jude’s was one of her favorite charities.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Southland Memorial Gardens, 700 West Dunbar Road, West Columbia, SC 29170.

Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The Salvation Army, PO Box 2786, Columbia, SC 29202.


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021


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Deb Young

March 21, 2021

Mark I am so sorry for your sad loss of your Mother. She was a loving kind lady. Peace, Love and light to you and your family.

Linda Hopper

March 20, 2021

Melba, may the windows of heaven blow softly and whisper in your ear. I had the pleasure of knowing Melba thru her niece and my best friend Tami Hatcher. Tami I know how much you loved Melba and how much she loved you . I remember going to the flea market when Melba would have a booth and Tami would be helping her. I would hang out to chat and laugh with them. Melba told me once she was so thankful for Tami helping her. Tami adored her Aunt Melba and always made sure she got what she needed and loved spending time with her. Tami, God is looking down from heaven praising you and I am so sorry for your loss. Melba will always remember the love you showed her. I love you my friend

Heather Bailey

March 20, 2021

Oh, sweet Melba. I am so very sorry that such a kind and grand lady as you had to endure so much suffering during your last weeks with us. I will never forget our long talks about the love and closeness you had with your precious niece, Tami Hatcher, about the places she took you, and about your good times with her and friends. The sheer joy you had when you were able to attend and participate in Tami’s wedding in my home, made us all so very happy. I will always cherish the great times and pure fun you, Tami, and I shared on our trips to the Commissary, the PX, and especially the Thrift store at the Fort, or our fun visits and people watching in restaurants. You were treasured, and you will be sorely missed. I love you, Melba!