Melba Jones Sawyers, 93, of Christiansburg, went to be with her Lord and savior on Oct. 12, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Sawyers; her parents, Aubrey and Eunice Oueda Jones; a brother, Aubrey, Jr.; and a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Bonnie Royal.
She is survived by her grandson, Blake Royal; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Rosemary Jones; a nephew, Kevin and Alison Jones; grandnephews Cole and Owen Jones; as well as many other cousins and friends.
Melba grew up in Montgomery County and spent most of her life here. She retired from Corning in 1984 and pursued a nursing career and stayed in that field until retirement. She was a volunteer and pianist at Belmont Christian Church in Christiansburg.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Jerry Dowdy officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Belmont Christian Church, 1500 Peppers Ferry Road, Christiansburg, Va. 24073.