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Jane Patterson Melton

INDIAN LAND -- A native of Lancaster County, S.C., Jane resided in the Indian Land community the majority of her life, until her declining health necessitated a move to the Magnolia Manor nursing home in 2004. On Nov. 20, 2007, Jane left us to join Jesus in heaven.

Jane started working early in life with Kress Variety Stores. After her graduation from Carolina Business School, she was employed by Williams & Shelton Co. and later became the Executive Secretary to William F. Lorick of LaMarick Beauty Systems. After a lifetime of working, Jane retired from the Duke Power Company and assisted her husband in his business endeavors until his death.

Jane was a loving wife to her husband and a wonderful mother to her only child. She was a life long member of Harrison United Methodist Church, which was partially founded by her father and grandfather.

Jane was the daughter of William Fred and Mary Armstrong Patterson. She was predeceased by her loving husband, William F. Melton Sr. in November 2003. She is survived by her son and his wife, Bill and Debbie Melton of Chester, S.C., and her grandchildren, Kris Melton of Atlanta, Ga., Mike Melton of Oahu, Hawai, Scott Henderson of Charlotte, N.C., and Greg Henderson who is currently a senior at the University of South Carolina. She is also survived by her sister, Julia Adams of Fort Mill, S.C.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be 3 p.m. Friday at Harrison United Methodist Church, with Pastors Gayle Montgomery and Mark Plummer officiating.

Memorials may be sent to Harrison United Methodist Church, 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville, NC 28134.

Whitesell Funeral Home is serving the family.