Barbara Ann Ellis Melton

Published 11:32 am Monday, March 8, 2021

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Barbara Ann Ellis Melton, 65, Elizabethton, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 4, 2021, at her residence. She was born November 10, 1955 in Elizabethton.

Barbara was a 1973 graduate of Elizabethton High School and East Tennessee State University where she was an Art Major. She was a homemaker and prior to that she was an employee of the Carter County Health Department. Barbara was a happy member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Ellis, and a sister, Nancy Ellis.

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Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Mike Melton; two sons, Vance Tipton Melton and Daniel Taylor Melton; her mother, Iris Jenkins Ellis; and her special cousins and very close friends, Hester Honeycutt, Katherine Ellis, Lou Ellis, Wayne Jenkins, Patty Smith Humphrey, Danny “Pert” Jenkins, Doug Ellis, Jackie Roke, and other special cousins.

A service to celebrate the life of Barbara Melton will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday, March 8, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Travis Biller and Pastor Carroll Melton officiating. Music will be provided by Tommy and Susan Rhodes. The graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, will be Mike Melton, Vance Melton, Marc Keene, Jeff Shell, Chris Stanbery and Chris Cornett. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Barbara to Immanuel Baptist Church, 205 Hunter Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home prior to the service. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,

Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Melton family.