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May 9, 2013

Melton to speak at Mother's Day event

MOULTRIE — The Missionary Society of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, located at 421 6th Ave. N. W., will celebrate Mother’s Day beginning at the 8 a.m. worship service, on Sunday, May 12. The theme for this occasion will be “Her children arise up, and call her blessed.” The guest speaker will be Daughtry Benjamin Melton III.

Melton and his wife, Victoria Burr Melton, are the proprietors of Southview Mortuary, Inc., of Tifton, Adel, and Moultrie. They have two children, Precious D. Melton and Daughtry B. Melton IV.

He is a graduate of Bainbridge High School and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. While there, he completed studies in human restoration and the art of embalming. He excelled and passed the National and State exams in funeral service. Ultimately, he opened his first mortuary in 1992.

He served as a county commissioner for 12 years and he was the youngest to serve in that capacity. Some of his accolades include becoming the first African-American to serve as vice-chairman of commissioners of Tift County, he is a licensed insurance agent and sergeant-at-arms for the 4th District Funeral Service Practitioners.

Additionally, his business ventures also include being the owner of P & D Proprieties, Southview Monument and Vault Company, Melton Roofing Company, and Southview Insurance Agency.

Melton is an upstanding member of numerous organizations including Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity, Magnolia Lodge #87 Free and Accepted Mason.

He said that his most important call was to become a member of “God’s Team.” He served as the pastor of Pine Bloom Baptist Church in Mystic, Ga., for 12 years.

The celebration of mothers became a national holiday due to Anna Jarvis’ campaign as a memorial to her mother’s work. The first Mother’s Day observance was a church service honoring all mothers. She used white carnations to represent the deceased mothers and red carnations became a symbol of a living mother.

The pastor, the Rev. Alfred Jones, Sis. Isabella Ivey, Mission President, and the Friendship Baptist Church Family encourage the community to come and share in this occasion. Breakfast will be served immediately following the program.

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