Melba Marie Celestin was born on July 14, 1957 to the late Eunice Smith Celestin and Overton Jones of Vacherie, LA. Melba entered eternal rest on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the age of 60yrs. Many friends and family members loved Melba. She was a kind and loving person to all. She touched a lot of lives and will be greatly missed. Her 60yrs on this earth was a generous blessing.
Melba leaves to cherish her memories, her beloved friend George Simon; her children: Brandy Guest(Tremayne), Keri Bannister, John Ambrose(Trenell), and Tredell Celestin; her siblings: Eunice Edwards, Edith Sears, Gerald Smith, Overton”June”, Owen”Michael”, and Gregory Celestin; her grandchildren: Kiamonte, Jarius, Jyrin and Kailynn Bannister; Lily Guest; John Jr. and Juan Ambrose; her God-child Tahira Melancon Howard; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Melba was preceded in death by her father, Overton Jones, mother Eunice Celestin, sister and best friend Margaret Stewart, sister Leona Washington, nephew Leo Wayne Diggs, great niece Sky Sears, great nephew Jenson Washington, and great great niece and nephew Riley and Ricky Washington Jr.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from First Baptist Church of Vacherie, 1244 Magnolia Heights St. Vacherie, LA 70090; Pastor Johnnie B. Magee, Jr. Officiant. Visitation begins at 9:00am followed by service at 11:00am. Interment church cemetery. Treasures of Life Funeral Services are entrusted with her final care. 315 E. Airline Hwy, Gramercy, LA 70052. 225-258-4039.
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