Services for Melba Nelson Roberts, 84, of Lubbock were held Friday June 25, 2021 at the New Deal First Baptist Church with Phil Hilton officiating. Burial in Terrace Cemetery in Post was under the direction of Hudman Funeral Home.
Melba died on June 22, 2021 at her home near Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 14, 1936 in Post to Claude and Nellie (Willingham) Redman. She was a food service manager prior to her retirement. She married Doyle Nelson on Dec. 14, 1954 in Post. He preceded her in death on March 16, 1988. She married Delmar “Bud” Roberts on June 22, 1999 in Clovis, NM. He preceded her in death on Dec.28, 2019. She was also preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Nelson on June 27, 1983.
Survivors include three sons, Randy (Kathy) Nelson of Idalou, David (Becky) Nelson of New Deal, Billy (Whitney) Barron of Shallowater and one daughter, Tonie Lenert of Conroe. She is also survived by one brother, A.E. (Billie) Redman of Post, three sisters: Claudia Odom of Post, Edna McCowen of Odessa, and Moi Smith of Tahoka and nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: John Snodgrass, Michael Nelson, Joey Nelson, Blake Nelson, Hunter McCall, Tyler McCall, Bryce Stockman and Jason Ybarra.