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Melba Willis

June 9, 1935 — May 3, 2022

Fayetteville, NC

Melba Smith Willis, 86 of Fayetteville, NC, passed away on May 3, 2022.

Born on June 9, 1935, in Robeson County, NC, Melba is the daughter of the late Duncan Francis and Edna Brigman McRainey. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Ted Franklin Smith; her husband, John Leslie Willis, Jr; and her son, Michael F. Smith.

Melba is survived by her son, Duncan Franklin Smith & partner David Loven; daughter-in-law, Ann Smith; grandchildren, Michele Heath & husband David, Michael J. Smith & wife Katie; great-grandson, Jackson Heath; sister, Frances Martin; and nephew, Jeffrey Martin.

Melba worked several years and retired from the St. Pauls Branch of United Carolina Bank, now Truist Bank. She was known by many, loved by all and will be greatly missed.

If you would like to send flowers, please ask the florist tp deliver them to the funeral home  by Friday afternoon.  The family encourages and welcomes donations to Community Home Care & Hospice, to honor and celebrate the loving care Melba received from them. To make an online donation, please see the link below or you may mail your donation to, Community Home Care & Hospice, 2800 Breezewood Avenue, #100, Fayetteville, NC  28303.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Melba Willis, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

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