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Melba Etta (Labadie) Reynolds

January 10, 1950 ~ October 7, 2018 (age 68)

Melba Etta Reynolds, 68 of Alvarado


Melba was born January 10, 1950 in Fort Worth, Texas

to Juanita Bell Brown and Alvin Lester (Stubb) Labadie.


Her lineage included the Osage Indian Tribe.


She married Joe David Reynolds December 8, 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas.


Melba & Joe retired in 2003 from GTE/Verizon where they made life-long friendships with many people. 


She taught those around her how to love unconditionally.  Once you were brought or married into the family, you were family for life.


She loved traveling and her dog Precious. Her passions included volunteering

with the Mountain High Brain Injury Camp.


Melba was preceded in death by her parents; son, Gary Floyd Long; and brother, Melton


Her siblings included her sister, Marie Johnson and her brother Stubby Giles and his wife Charlie with a host of nieces and nephews.


Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 40 years, Joe Reynolds; daughter, Angela Calvin and her husband, Randy; sons, Bryan Long and his wife, Brandi; Christopher Regan and his wife, Lucero; Brent Reynolds and his wife, Aundrea; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.


Memorial Services will be held on October 27, 2018 @ 1pm
Five Points Church
5525 E. Hwy. 67
Alvarado, TX 76009


In lieu of flowers donations in her name may be made to:

Mountain High Traumatic Brain Injury Camp.

Donations may be made to:

Mountain High Camp...God's Camp!
Mountain High Foundation, PO Box 467, Winnsboro TX 75494

INFO for Donating to TBI camp.

Folks may donate on line via the camp website, or make checks payable to Mountain High Foundation, PO Box 467, Winnsboro, TX 75494.
there is a block for remarks. They just follow the block marked "donate" which is yellow in the left hand side of the home page. Under remarks to seller, they can say it's for Melba. Traci then forwards the money and instructions to me. On their credit card, though, I think it will be posted "Mountain High Crafts".

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