Remembering Melba June Grant

Melba June Grant

Graveside services for Mrs. Melba June Grant, age 97 of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston, LA. Burial will be under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

June was born June 13, 1925 in Choudrant, LA to Ola and Elijah Charles Chandler, and she passed away January 23, 2023 in Shreveport. Before retiring, she was a telephone operator and helped countless people be directed where they needed to be. June enjoyed reading and sewing and gardening whenever she had the chance. She loved to spend time with her family. June was a faithful member of Grace United Methodist Church and was a teacher for the children’s Sunday School. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Bryant Grant; parents; sisters: Elaine Boyd, Maxine Farmer and Blanche Burns; and brother Donald Chandler.

June is survived by her daughters: Janice and husband Danny Crawford of Shreveport, Devonne and husband Ed Isgett of Pinehurst, TX and Karen and husband Barry Milligan of Baton Rouge, LA; grandchildren Mark Crawford of Shreveport and Hanna Isgett of Pinehurst; and a host of family and friends.

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