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Melba J. Weeks


Melba J. Weeks

 

Melba Jean Weeks, 81, went to be with the Lord on April 17, 2018.  Born November 10, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Howard Pierce Barber, Sr. and Faye Antis Chapman Barber, who made their home in Duncan, OK. Mrs. Weeks graduated from Comanche High School, Comanche, OK. She attended Oklahoma College for Women. She and her first husband, J. Wilson Hood earned their A.S. degree at Murray State Agricultural College, at Tishbomingo, OK, and their Bachelor's degrees at Oklahoma State University, in Stillwater, OK. Mrs. weeks' employment included teaching Home Economics at Byers Jr. High School, Denver, CO; teaching Home Econmics at Hurst Jr. High School, Hurst, TX; Kirby- Smith Jr. High School, Jacksonville, FL; St. Augustine Sr. High School, St. Augustine, FL; and Bunnell Jr./Sr. High School at Bunnell, FL. Mrs. Weeks as Food Service Director in Flagler County, Bunnell, FL; she also taught a Gourmet Foods Class to adults in Flagler County. She was Food Service Supervisor at Orm. Bch. Memorial Hospital; and Food Service Supervisor at St. Augustine Geriatric Center, St. Augustine, FL. She also worked as an academic evaluator at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the Continuing Education Department, Daytona B?each, FL; and also as an administrative assistant at FABCO Metal Products in Daytona Beach, FL. Mrs. Weeks was a member of First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach,, FL; she was also a life-time member of Phi Upsilon Omicron, a scholastic, professional sorority at Oklahoma State University. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Willie V. Weeks, Jr.; a brother, Howard Pierce Barber, Jr.; and two sisters: Frances Louise Barber Cooksey, and Wanda June Barber Nelms. She is survived by a son, Larkin Wilson Hood (son of J. Wilson Hood) of Lake Brownwood, TX, and three grandchildren: Lucia Marie (her husband Rudy), Landon Murray, and Lena Monteen. She is also survived by a stepson, William Stewart Weeks (son of Willie V. Weeks, Jr.; wife Kimberly Sue) of Bunnell, FL, and two grandchildren: Kayla Leigh, and Shelby Lynn. Mrs. Weeks was a person who loved God-inspired hymns of faith and loved to share these hymns with other people through her ability to play the piano and accompany other singers. She learned to play the piano when she was thirteen years of age, and for a period of several years, played for devotions at Good Samaritan Nursing Center. In earlier years, she enjoyed hobbies of sewing, reading, putting together family photo albums and scrapbooking. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed staying in touch with them by way of her annual Christmas letter and by phone. The family would like to thank the medical and nursing staff of the Good Samaritan Nursing Center for their professionalism, expertise and care provided.