The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Joyce M. Melebeck, 73, of Orange, will be Saturday, Jan. 31, at 11:00 a.m. at the Mount Olive Baptist Church. Rites of Christian burial will follow in Magnolia Memorial Gardens under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:00 until 11:00 at the church.

She died Jan. 27, at Baptist Hospital Beaumont.

An Orange native and 1960 graduate of Emma H. Wallace High School, she attended Prairie View A & M University. She retired from the Dallas Independent School District as an Administrative Assistant and was a member of numerous community and civic organizations.

She is survived by one daughter, Veronica Melebeck of Orange; son, Earl A. Melebeck (Davnee) of Waco and four grandchildren.

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