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Mary Jo Foster Melton, 78, of Harrisburg passed away on March 31, 2014 at the Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis. Mary Jo was born on March 28, 1936 in Mecklenburg County, daughter of the late Charles and Levy Rice Foster.
Mary Jo was a graduate of Central High School and had worked for the Mecklenburg County School System as a Daycare Director and a Special Education Assistant. She was a former member of Idlewild Baptist Church, a member of the Cabarrus ECA Coldwater Extension and the Young at Hearts. Mary Jo was a very crafty person, she enjoyed making flower arrangements and gardening. Mary Jo loved spending time with her children and her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mary Jo is preceded in death by her husband, James Ronald Melton.
Survivors: Mary Jo is survived by her children, Kathy M. Morton and husband John of Concord and son, Michael Melton and wife Kathy of Concord and grandchildren, Sarah and Joseph Melton. She is also survived by her beloved cat Chance.
Service: There will be a Memorial Service on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 6:30 PM at New Gilead Reformed Church 2400 Old Salisbury Rd Concord NC 28025, conducted by Pastor Jeff Richards. The family will recieve friends from 6:00 to 6:30 prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tucker Hospice House 5003 Hospice Lane Kannapolis NC 28081 or to Cabarrus ECA Coldwater Extension c/o Barbara Newsome 4300 Joe Bost Road Concord NC 28025.
Carolina Cremation of Charlotte and Salisbury is assisting the Melton family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.