Melba Lois Weeks Ussery

Melba Lois Weeks Ussery

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Melba Lois Weeks Ussery was born in Wilson Oklahoma on August 6, 1920, to Charles Weeks and Mary Ellen Bryan and left this earthly place on May 8 , 2018, to meet her Lord.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Katherine Jean Ussery of Aptos, California, and her sister Jeanavon Gierden of Cambria, California

4 Grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband Buddy Franklin Ussery, her son, Buddy Ussery Jr., and 2 brothers and 4 sisters

She has resided in Corpus Christi, Texas, Ingleside Texas and Kerrville, Texas.

Melba was nothing short of a song bird. During World War II, she toured Corpus Christi, Houston, Louisiana and many other surrounding areas with lead Band Director, Eddie Hayden, singing with the USO for the United States Troops. Her singing didn’t stop there. She went on to be the president of the Symphony Guild in Corpus Christi where she entertained many well-known stars and continued her love of entertaining. Melba lived a life of service whether it was creating musical atmospheres or helping out a dear friend. Though her family misses her dearly, she is never really gone. Melba will walk beside her family each and every day. Still loved, still missed, but most importantly still heard. To our song bird – whose melody will live on forever.


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  1. Steve and Maggie Holben
    Denver, CO

    Am son of Harlan and Clydia. Clydia was Melba’s sister. Long time since I’ve seen any of Melba’s family. Hope all is well.

  2. Maggie Holben
    Lakewood, CO

    Our heartfelt condolences to Aunt Melba’s immediate family from their extended family in the Denver area. My husband Steve’s late mother, Clydia Holben, was Melba’s sister. We met Melba 15 or so years ago for a family dinner when she was passing through Denver. RIP, Aunt Melba.

  3. Jerry Lou Wright Nix
    Ingleside, TX

    Cathy, so sorry about your Mom . Remember me from high school?

  4. Dodi Lindsay

    Aunt Melba has always been a gem. Delightful, funny, and sweet. She will be missed by so many. Our love to all.

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