Sawyers, Melba Jones

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Melba Jones Sawyers, age 93, of Christiansburg, went to be with her Lord and savior on October 12, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Sawyers; parents, Aubrey and Eunice Oueda Jones; brother, Aubrey, Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Bonnie Royal.

She is survived by her grandson, Blake Royal; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Rosemary Jones; nephew, Kevin and Alison Jones; grandnephews, Cole and Owen Jones; as well as many other cousins and friends.

Melba grew up in Montgomery County, VA and spent most of her life there. She retired from Corning in 1984 and pursued a nursing career and stayed in that field until retirement. She was a volunteer and pianist at Belmont Christian Church in Christiansburg.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 2: 00 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Jerry Dowdy officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm at McCoy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Belmont Christian Church, 1500 Peppers Ferry Road, Christiansburg, VA 24073.