Monday, July 24, 2017
Melba Kelly Hitchcock, age 53, Webb City, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at her residence.
Melba was born May 18, 1964 in Durham, North Carolina to Faye Humphries and the late Jerry David Guy, Sr. and had lived in the Joplin area most of her life.
She graduated from Crowder College, Neosho and worked at Freeman Health Systems as a phlebotomist for six years. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and grandbabies.
Melba married Robert Hitchcock on October 11, 1991 in Neosho. He survives at the home.
Additional survivors include a son, Joshua William Kirkland and his wife, Belinda, Webb City; a daughter, Britnay Faye Kirkland, Joplin; her mother, Faye Raines, Joplin; two brothers, Jerry Guy and Damon Hayes, both of Joplin; grandchildren, Braden, Gabriel, Dallas; and her fur baby, Zeus.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Percy Lynne Nelson.
Melba was a wonderful daughter and mother and will be dearly missed.
Memorial services are planned for Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, 2107 S. Indiana Ave, Joplin.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.