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Melba Randles

April 17, 1945 — March 12, 2024

Melba Joan Randles, a beloved wife and mother, passed from this life on March 12, 2024, with her family by her side. She was born on April 17, 1945, in Lafe, to the late Maynard and Matty Lee Mobley, and she went on to graduate from Lafe High School in 1963. Melba was known for her warm and welcoming nature, always greeting others with a smile.

Throughout her life, Melba found joy in simple pleasures, such as playing card and board games like Hand & Foot, Yahtzee, and Farkle. She had a passion for travel, fulfilling her dream of visiting Mackinac Island and going on a meaningful mission trip to Brazil. Melba was an active member of West View Baptist Church, serving as a door greeter and sunday school teacher for many years. Melba also participated in the Sr. Bee's group.

Melba's love for the Word of God was evident to all who knew her, as she found solace and joy in reading and sharing scripture with others. On July 21, 1978, Melba married her beloved husband, Owen Randles, and together they shared a life filled with love and laughter.

Melba is survived by her husband of 45 years, Owen; daughter, Crystal (David) Dennison of Paragould; grandsons, Austin Gentle of Colorado and Alex Gentle of Jonesboro; brother, Conrad (Brenda) Mobley of Jonesboro; nephews, Doyne Gonser and Terry Gonser, both of Paragould; and nieces, Daronda (Bill) Alkire of Benton, Kayla Mobley of Jonesboro, and Susan (Richard) Porter of Conway. Melba was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Maxine Gonser; and infant brother, Donald Mobley.

A visitation will be Friday, March 15, 2024, at Heath Funeral Home from 6-8 PM. A celebration of Melba's life will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at West View Baptist Church at 10 AM with Dr. Marc Reeves officiating. Burial will follow at Greene County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Though Melba's physical presence may be gone, her spirit of love, kindness, and faith will forever remain in the hearts of all those who had the privilege of knowing her. She will be dearly missed but fondly remembered as a beacon of light and warmth in the lives of many.

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Friday, March 15, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm

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Saturday, March 16, 2024

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Saturday, March 16, 2024

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