November 4, 1926 - May 29, 2011
MELBA JANE BLUNT BUSBY was born to William and Viola Blunt on November 4, 1926 in Houston, Texas and was reared by her grandmother, Anna Pryor. As a youth, she attended Burrus Elementary School and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1944. Melba married Claudia Busby and relocated to Sunnyside, Texas; she was the mother of five children with one preceding her in death. At an early age Melba joined St. Paul CME Church (later renamed Sheeler Memorial CME Church), Houston, Texas. She was an active member until she relocated to Sunnyside, Texas where she became a member of Mt. Zion CME Church where she served as church secretary for 25 years. As an active member she served with the Missionary Society, Choir, Stewardess Board, Youth Department and wherever she was asked to serve. She was active in the community working with the 4-H and Home Demonstration Club for many years. She was employed for many years by Prairie View A&M University (Health Center) as a Waller County Outreach Worker for the Family Planning Clinic; she also worked for the Waller County Hospital for several years. Melba departed this life on May 29, 2011 after a brief illness. Preceding her in death are her parents, grandmother, Anna Pryor; daughter, Cynthia Jackson; brother Lowell Canada, and sister, Gwendolyn Blunt. Melba leaves to cherish her memories, four children Dudley Anderson (Patricia) of Crosby, TX; John Busby (Latricia) of Hempstead, TX; Lovie Busby of Houston, TX: Claudie Busby (Vietta) of Burleson, TX; one step-son, Robert Busby of Houston, TX; one sister, Barbara Henry and one brother, Billy Blunt both of Houston, TX, eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
MELBA JANE BLUNT BUSBY was born to William and Viola Blunt on November 4, 1926 in Houston, Texas and was reared by her grandmother, Anna Pryor. As a youth, she attended Burrus Elementary School and graduated from Booker T. Washington High... View Obituary & Service Information
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