Mrs. Judy Marlene Mealor age 69, of Chatsworth, went home to be with her Heavenly Father surrounded by her family on Friday, November 1, 2019.
A native of Chatsworth, Marlene attended Dalton College and West Georgia College. After marrying her husband, they moved throughout the country for his training with the United States Air Force. They then returned to Chatsworth to raise their two young children.
During her career, Marlene was employed with Dr. Shirley and Dr. Frady in Dalton; with Dr. Jim Adams physical therapy in Chatsworth; Dr. Redfearn and Dr. Lancaster in Dalton, and served as the office manager for Dr. Carlton Lancaster with Hamilton Health Care where she retired.
Marlene was an avid woman of faith. She enjoyed listening to gospel singings. She taught many children about God over the years at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Sunday School and through Vacation Bible School. Marlene enjoyed singing during the worship service.
During her free time and in her retirement years, Marlene enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling to new places and making memories as well as spending time with her grandchildren. Her family was the most important thing to her.
Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Monteen Bowen Blankenship; sister, Linda Westmoreland.
Marlene is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Ray Mealor; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Tonya and Dr. Frank Kendrick of Charlotte, NC; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Lacy Mealor of Chatsworth; sister and brother-in-law, Angie and Ronnie Smith of Chatsworth; grandchildren, Reagan Davidson of Charlotte, NC, and Macy and Gracy Mealor of Chatsworth; nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 3rd from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Peeples Funeral Home.
A celebration of the life of Marlene will be held in the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ronnie Smith, Dr. Carlton Lancaster and Dr. Frank Kendrick officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Church Cemetery with Rev. Matthew Harris officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association diabetes.org, the American Heart Association 2.heart.org and the American Cancer Society donate3.cancer.org.
Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of the arrangements.