Melva Kay Cruce

July 27, 1949 ~ August 18, 2020 (age 71)


Our beloved Melva Kay Cruce, age 71, of Chatsworth, GA, went to glory August 18, 2020.
Memorial Service will be Friday, August 21, 2020, at 4 PM in the Chapel of Shawn Chapman Funeral Home with Craig Cooper officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 until 4 PM. A graveside ceremony will be conducted Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Waynesboro, TN. Arrangements by Shackelford Funeral Home.
Melva was born in Aniston, AL, to John and Bessie Cruce on July 27, 1949. She never met a stranger and was loved by so many. To those who knew Melva, she was a friend, Aunt, sister, and listener. Melva loved children and helped raise most of us. Her caring attitude, infectious smile, and huge heart will be sorely missed. Melva’s generous attitude lives on in us. 

Melva is preceded in death by her parents, John Rich and Bessie Lee Talley Cruce, brothers, Kenneth R Cruce, John R Cruce, and Nephew, William McClain.

Melva is survived by her Brother, Allen Cruce and wife Sandy, Nieces and Nephews Trinny Freeman and husband Jon, Mary Rochester and husband Rodney, John Cruce and wife Sarah,
Greg Cruce, Kammie Cruce, Amanda Cruce, Allen Cruce, and wife Cynthia, Michael Cruce, Jessica Cruce, Elise Cruce. Great Nieces and Nephews, Cecelia Clem and husband John, Brandon Freeman, Mitchell McClain, and wife Katie, Heather McClain, John White, and wife Rebecca, Michael White, and fiancé Harlee, Hunter Cruce, Hailey Cruce and many great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.
The family of (Melva Cruce) wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the awesome nurses and doctors at Advent Health Gordon Hospital, the amazing church family at Relationship Church, and to the many friends who lent their support during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Autism Speaks or a charity of your choice in honor of Melva's caring heart.

Arrangements made with integrity by Shawn Chapman Funeral Home, Crematory, and monuments of Chatsworth.

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