Melvin, Ruby Surratt

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Ruby Ellen Surratt Melvin, 84 of Narrows, formerly of Roanoke, went home to be with the Lord and her family on Monday, June 11, 2012. She was born July 4, 1927, in Vivian, W.Va., a daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Effie Lenore Surratt.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Roy Surratt and Kenneth Surratt of Lakeland, Fla., Raymond Surratt of Pineville, W.Va.; and sisters, Hazel Thompson of Mann, W.Va. and Juanita Taylor of Bluefield, Va.

Mrs. Melvin retired from Tultex as a seamstress. She was a member of Brentwood Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Daniel Melvin and wife, Teresa, of Narrows; granddaughters, Amanda Melvin, of Christiansburg and Jessica Foster and husband, Gary, of Pearisburg; great-grandsons, Tyler and Braylon Foster, of Pearisburg and Anthony and Jaxson Melvin, of Christiansburg; great- granddaughter, Kambi Foster, also of Pearisburg; a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Simpson Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home. 540-366-0707.