ELLIOTTSVILLE TWP- Mary A. Melvin, 67, went to be with the Lord, February 15, 2016. She was born March 7, 1948 in Hastings, FL, the daughter of James and Betty Jean (Swett) Spires.\n\nShe was a kind, soft hearted and happy person. Always smiling and full of life; she was a great mother, and grandmother. Her family was extremely important to her.\n\nShe is survived by her children, Alicia Brown and family of Elliottsville, Pamela Melvin and family of GA, Joseph Wilkinson, Patrick Norse Melvin, and Anthony Duane Melvin and their families, all of FL; 22 grandchildren; and 33 great grandchildren. She was especially fond of her #1 son-in-law, Charlie Brown.\n\nShe was predeceased by her husband, Patrick Norris Melvin.\n\nA celebration of her life will be held at a later date.\n\nArrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford.