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Melba Jean Umstead (Teague)

September 5, 1931 — January 27, 2023

Mount Airy

Melba Jean Umstead (Teague)

Melba Jean Umstead (Teague), age 91 of 308 Jackson Rd., Mt. Airy, died peacefully on January 27, 2023, at the Hospice Home in Dobson, NC.  Melba Jean was born in Caldwell County in 1931 to Fannie and Conley Teague, where she attended high school, later graduating from Queens College in Charlotte, NC.  A lifelong resident of Mt. Airy, Melba Jean was a loving and committed member of First Baptist Church for 58 years serving as youth directory, WMU leader, and deacon.  Melba Jean enjoyed bridge, puzzles, big band music, road trips, and the Tarheels. An amazing caregiver, she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, who will all miss her loving, kind, and caring nature.  Melba Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bedford, and her beloved husband of 57 years, Norfleet Umstead.  She is survived by her children Conley Umstead, Kevin Umstead (Pamela), and her grandchildren, Sean, Peter, and Jennifer, and several nieces and nephews. 

A celebration of Melba Jean’s life will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 19, 2023, at First Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends in the Fireside Room from 1:30 until the time of the service.  Interment will be private at Mount Bethel Methodist in Bahama, NC.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Senior Adult Ministries, 714 N. Main St. Mt. Airy, NC 27030.  Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com   

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Sunday, February 19, 2023

1:30 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church-Mt Airy

714 N Main St, Mt Airy, NC 27030

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Sunday, February 19, 2023

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First Baptist Church-Mt Airy

714 N Main St, Mt Airy, NC 27030

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