One CONVENANT day under God, on December 13,1969, Melba said “I do” to the love of her life and college sweetheart, Jay Lee Tucker, Jr.


Jay spent many years in restaurant management and Melba spent over 40 years as an educator at Watson Chapel Junior High. When they both retired, they spent time serving in their church, tutoring at an afterschool program and traveling to visit with their 3 children: Jaratio (Michelle), Javonne (Rory) and Jameca.


This month marked a historic moment in their long-standing love story as they proceeded toward their 50th year of love and matrimony. We, the children, want to make this extra special because our Mommy just passed on Sunday. She has been battling stage 4 ovarian cancer for the last 5 years and our father has been right there with her the entire way. A prime example of loving someone through sickness and health…he loved her into her next life.