Obituary for Mr. Melba J Smith

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Mr. Melba J Smith

December 2, 1938 - May 18, 2020


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, May 22, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

Service Information

Date: Saturday, May 23, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm

Concord Church


6808 Pastor Bailey Drive, Dallas, TX,

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Born: December 2, 1938
Died: May 18, 2020

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Betty Glover posted on 5/23/20

Praying for you as you go through this new season in your life.


Charlene Stokes posted on 5/23/20

May GOD GIVE you and your FAMILY the strength needed Elder SMITH AWESOME MAN OF GOD and a GOOD TEACHER ♥️♥️♥️GOD BLESS C.STOKES


Djuana Nelson Hill posted on 5/22/20

Mrs Adell Smith you have my Sincerest Sympathy. Praying for You and Family. Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted.!!!! Matthew 5:4 God Bless Love You Djuana Nelson Hill aka (Princess)


Destani Hill-Snell posted on 5/22/20

Mrs.Smith and Family, I am sorry for your loss and I will be praying for strength and comfort during this time of mourning. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. -Destani Hill-Snell and Family


Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church, McKinney, TX posted on 5/22/20

In memory of , Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church, McKinney, TX lit a candle


Goldie Liggins Southall posted on 5/22/20

Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. 🙏🏽 The Southall family


Goldie Liggins Southall posted on 5/22/20

To Adele, It is my prayer,God will give you strength, peace & comfort as you reflect on all the sweet memories shared with Mr. Smith. May his soul Rest In Peace.$


Beverly Brown posted on 5/22/20

Elder Melba J. Smith was a true 'elder statesman' where- ever his travels took him in life. He sought diligently to find intrinsic good in people he met and, just as passionately, he worked faithfully and diligently for his family, church and community. I simply got the impression from watching him that Elder Melba Smith lived each day of his life for the Lord's sake, as if it was his first-and-last opportunity to offer God his [Elder Smith] 'personal best' stewardship and offering. There are just not enough words in the English language to describe how truly valuable and meaningful Elder Melba Smith meant to me as a spiritual-father, life-coach, grief counselor, guidance adviser, confidante, bible-study teacher, friend to one-and-all and an incredibly knowledgeable brain-trust on an encyclopedia of topics, while still being a very patient listener & conversationalist to the youngest and oldest in his midst. He was by far one of the most extraordinary people I can remember to enlighten my spiritual journey. Elder Melba Smith's physical presence will be missed for days untold, but the pearls of wisdom and valuable life-lessons he preached & taught to me and so many others will resonate and thrive for years to come. I often told him, "THANK YOU, Elder Smith, for being such a wonderful example of a husband, father, teacher, leader and friend." He would just smile in silence, as one who did not ever want to take personal credit for being so remarkable. Never would he take credit for being the awesome treasure and rare vessel he was to so many. I will miss you, Elder Melba J. Smith, as I wipe away my tears of farewell. Rest in peace for eternity in the arms of Jesus. Affectionately, your spiritual daughter, Beverly Brown


Haron and Verna Nelson posted on 5/22/20

Our prayers are with you in this difficult time. Wishing you hope in your sorrow and comfort in the midst of your pain. The Nelsons


Jacqueline Clayton posted on 5/21/20

A true servant of God. You will be missed dearly. I learned so much from you in Sunday School.


Jerry and Sharon Wilson posted on 5/21/20

We extend our most sincere sympathy to the Smith family. Elder Smith will definitely be missed and we loved how he provided the lessons to us in Sunday School. Elder Smith was definitely a teacher of God's Word and a True Servant of God. We love you Elder Smith, may you rest in peace.


Katherine Evans posted on 5/21/20

I am going to miss our early Sunday morning conversations before service with Elder. It was military or his days of working and how he helped others from our community with employment. Love you Elder Smith, but God loves you more. I know He said Well done my good and faithful servant. Now it's time for you to rest.


Beverly Brown posted on 5/20/20

In memory of , Beverly Brown lit a candle