Fredia Nell Glaze Melvin
Fredia Nell Glaze Melvin of Jacksonville passed away peacefully on Sept. 19, 2019 surrounded by family. Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville immediately followed by a graveside service at Resthaven Cemetery in Jacksonville.
Fredia was born on Nov. 13, 1943 in Tyler to parents, Ben A. and Erin Shelton Glaze. She worked passionately with The Hospice of East Texas for over 25 years. She was a member of multiple East Texas square dance clubs, a member of First United Methodist Church and an active member of Jacksonville Tennis Association.
Fredia is preceded in death by husband Kenneth; son, Kenneth Jr.; brothers, Bob & Ben Glaze; and sister, Euna. She is survived by daughter Ginger Mees of Jacksonville; sister, Sue Everett of Diana; grandchildren, Benjamin Mees and wife Sammie of Georgetown, Andrew Melvin of Edmond, OK, Melody Melvin of Tyler; great-grandchild, Brady Mees and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandson, Brady Mees, and her Hospice of East Family and all the Hospice of East Texas Volunteers.
In memory of Fredia's love for and service to The Hospice of East Texas, monetary donations may be sent to 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75701.
Published on September 20, 2019


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Sonja Brewer
Sep 25, 2019
Fredia and I worked together in early 80’s!
I’ve had her on my mind and tried calling her phone # but not a working number!
I am sorry for the loss for her family and other she was involved with her!
When her daughter was pregnant I was one if the the group helping with her shower!
We moved away and I’m sad was unable see her again. We were on phone many times over the years.
Prayers for Ginger and all family! So sorry for your loss! God bless you all!
Debra Weatherall & Letitia Horace
Sep 24, 2019
May the peace of God guard your hearts and minds during this difficult time. Our sincerest condolences to Mrs. Melvin’s Family.
Donna Barnett
Sep 22, 2019
So sorry to hear of Freda’s Passing. She was a wonderful woman with a big heart. She will be dearly missed.
Carolyn Curtis
Sep 21, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss, sending my prayers for family and friends.