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Melba Altman Waters

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    Melba Altman Waters

MACON: It is with saddened hearts that the family of Melba Altman Waters, of Macon, announces her passing at the age of 63. Mrs. Waters fought a long battle with breast cancer, but is now rejoicing with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Visitation was held Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 11:30 a.m., followed by a celebration of her life at Greenwood Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Kim Washburn. Burial was private at the family’s request. Flowers will be accepted or donations, in honor of Melba, can be made to Greenwood Baptist Church, 3400 Gray Hwy, Gray, GA 31032.

Melba retired from GEICO after working there for over 20 years. Melba was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved bluegrass music, dancing, singing, playing her violin, and spending time with her family. She had an outgoing and loving personality. She never knew a stranger and would always make you feel welcomed. Mrs. Waters was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church and she loved spending time with the Lord.

Melba is survived by her loving husband, Terry; her children, Crystal (Rich) Gallo; Lisa (David) Wagner; and Danny (Jessica) Waters; her seven grandchildren, Richard III, Tristan, and Ansley Gallo, Nathan and Brandon Wagner, and Payton and Cobie Waters; her father, Gibson T. Altman (deceased-Mary); siblings Thelma (Terry) Johnson, Gibson T. Altman Jr. (deceased-Susan), Alice (Jack) Foster, and Mildred (Johnny) Kimbell; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Frances Altman.

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Hart’s Jones County Chapel, Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray, GA 31032 had charge of the arrangements.