February 29, 1940 - April 14, 2021
Melba Clarene Hunt Whitehead, 81, of Longview, TX passed away peacefully on April 14, 2021 with her girls by her side. Melba was born on February 29, 1940, in Henderson, TX to Hubert and Winnie Hunt. She is a 1958 graduate of Gaston High School. In 1964 she married the love of her life, Jack Whitehead and shared more than 54 years of marriage prior to his passing. Melba loved people, most of all her family. She was fun, witty and sometimes a bit feisty. Those that were close to her called her “Shorty” or “Short Stuff”, which she loved. Melba’s life passion was her family. Jack and Melba began their family several years following their marriage and raised two daughters, Amy and Sandy. In order to stay home with her girls, Melba began baking cakes. Over the years she helped many others celebrate life events with birthday cakes, wedding cakes and often times “just because” cakes. She was extremely gifted and worked tirelessly to share this talent. While raising their daughters, Jack and Melba were active members of Founders Christian Church where she not only loved and served the Lord but also made friendships that have lasted her a lifetime. Later in life Mobberly Baptist became her church home where these blessings continued until health matters made attending church difficult. Melba is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Whitehead, her parents Hubert and Winnie Hunt and her sister, Linda Hunt Kerley. She is also preceded in death by her brother-in-laws, Tom Whitehead and Dan Hill. She is survived by her daughters Amy Whitehead Morris and husband Chris; Sandy Whitehead Spier and husband Mark. Grandchildren Amanda and Kevin Shelby, Catherine Morris and Colin Morris, John Mark and Monica Spier and Courtney Spier. Melba is also survived by her brother Carlos Hunt and wife, Frankie. In addition, she was blessed with two loving sister-in-laws, Bobbie Whitehead and Shirley Hill and many nieces and nephews. The Whitehead family extends their sincere gratitude for the excellent care received by Arabella Assisted Living and Heart to Heart Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please consider making your memorial donation to Mobberly Baptist Church, Longview, TX where Melba was a member or a charity of your choice. A graveside service will be held at 1 PM Friday, April 16, 2021, in the Lakeview Mausoleum with Reverend Scott Schulik officiating. The family will receive friends from 12-1 prior to the service. Services are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview. A memorial guestbook may be signed online at www.raderfh.com.
Melba Clarene Hunt Whitehead, 81, of Longview, TX passed away peacefully on April 14, 2021 with her girls by her side. Melba was born on February 29, 1940, in Henderson, TX to Hubert and Winnie Hunt. She is a 1958 graduate of Gaston High School.... View Obituary & Service Information
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