Melda Rose Tunnell
September 10, 1936 - December 30, 2018
Melda Tunnell Obituary
Melda was born on September 10, 1936 to William Thomas and Florence Ellen Williams in Lake Providence Louisiana. She attended Lake Providence high school and was a supervisor for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company from 1956 until she retired in 1987. She was a member the Telephone Pioneers of America and resided in Pearl, MS. She was known as the Shoe Box Lady for her work with Operation Christmas Child which she lead for 10 years through McLaurin Heights Baptist Church. Melda passed on December 30, 2018 and was preceded in death by her husband, R.A. Tunnell and her sister, Flora Mae Floyd. On December 31, a graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM at Union Chapel Cemetery and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Pearl, MS at McLaurin Baptist Church.