Melba W. Lamb

October 06, 1940 - March 14, 2020

Melba Lamb

Melba Morgan Lamb was born in Call, Texas on October 6, 1940, to parents James Willie and Hazel Perkins Morgan. She was surrounded with love when she transitioned from this temporal home to her eternal home prepared for her in Heaven on March 14, 2020, at the age of 79 years. 

Melba married her sweetheart, James Travis Lamb, in 1957. They were married for thirty-one years until he was called home in 1988.  

Melba took great joy as she invested in her two daughters as a stay at home mom. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her greatest blessings. She loved her family so very much and enjoyed spending time with each one of them.  

Melba lived in Silsbee near her two daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Silsbee. 

 Melba loved working in the yard in her flower beds as long as she could. She had a green thumb and could grow anything. She enjoyed sewing, as well as arts and crafts. She enjoyed traveling. 

Melba was characterized by her deep and abiding love for her family. Known to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as Grammy, Grandma, and My Sweet Darlin’, she poured into them with her love, time, tenderness ,and a sweet, gentle touch. She was small in stature but a fierce warrior until the very end. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for her children and any of her grands and she was ready to stand up and whip anyone who would come against them.  

Melba is preceded in death by her husband, James Travis Lamb; parents, James Willie Morgan and Hazel Perkins Morgan; sister, Wilma Grace Morgan Whitehead; sisters-in-law, Susan Morgan, Mary Ann Morgan, and Barbara Lamb Burns.  

Melba is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Randy Judalet of Kountze, and daughter and son-in-law, Angie and JP Connally of Silsbee. She leaves a legacy through her grandchildren, Carissa and BJ Wheeler of Kountze, Jason and Victoria Judalet of Kountze, Trey and Chelsie Connally of Cincinnati, and Travis and Natalie Connally of Silsbee and her great-grandchildren, Ava Judalet, Abbi Wheeler, Tucker Judalet, Raegan Connally, Vance Connally and Courtnie Wheeler. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Ira Morgan and Sherry; brothers, Michael Morgan, Preston Morgan, and Prentice Morgan; sister-in-law, Belle Byron and John; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.  

Melba’s family would especially like to thank Rhonda, Natalie, Carissa, and Victoria, for the loving and gentle care the past few weeks.  Y’all were a great blessing to Grandma and especially to Beverly and Angie who were the primary caregivers for more than two years.

A special thanks to the sons-in-law, Randy and JP, for loving and caring for Mom as if she was your very own and for supporting and taking such great care of Beverly and Angie during this entire time. It was evident you loved Mom. 

Melba’s family would like to thank her neuro-oncologist, Dr. Jacob Mandel

of Baylor, who took exceptional great care of Melba for more than two years.

Dr. Mandel has a kind and compassionate heart and mom always looked forward to visiting him every four weeks. He encouraged her and cheered her on the entire time and was there for her until the very end.

Thank you also to Hospice Plus and especially, Kim Spurlock, RN and Tiffany Trottie for helping with Melba’s end of life experience at home. 

Melba’s family would also like to thank David and Leigh-Anne Graham, Madison and Jackson for adopting her sweet fur baby, Heidi, when she could no longer care for her. She missed sweet Heidi but never worried a minute that she would not be well taken care of and loved by you. What a blessing y’all were and are. 

Melba’s life’s journey brought many hardships and heartaches, pain and suffering, especially these past five months but there were many more blessings and joys the family shared and a lifetime of precious memories they hold dear in their heart.  

While the family is heartbroken, they are not in despair. Melba had a deep and abiding relationship with Christ, and she loved Him faithfully. Her faith, as well as her family's faith, is in His promise for victory over death and an eternity with Him and each other. God has been faithful and will always be faithful. The family stands firm believing that God loves Melba and God loves each of them and we all know it is well with her soul. 

Viewing for Melba Lamb will be 5:00. p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. The service celebrating her life will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Broussard’s with a graveside service to follow at Antioch Cemetery in Buna.


Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Antioch Cemetery
1850 Fm 1004 Buna Texas 77612

Comments (3)

  • Alton and Wynell Achord

    11 April 2020 at 15:13 | #

    Truely Melba was a sweet soul. Her deceased husband Travis was my step-nephew. We attended school together and we also double-dated during high school. May God bless her family during this difficult time. I want to say "hi" to Beverly and Angie. God bless.


  • Eileen Strang Tindall

    19 March 2020 at 13:41 | #

    Thoughts and prayers go out to all. I feel as I've known Melba due to Barbara & Belle being my friends and co-workers for so many years. Melba is at peace and reunited with your dad, Travis and Barbara. God be with you during this difficult time.


  • Peggy & Ron Scarborough/Georgetown, TX

    17 March 2020 at 02:06 | #

    We are broken-hearted for those left behind, but can only imagine what her first breath in Heaven must’ve been like...
    Such great neighbors; you children were honorable and loving to your parents. Know you are being thought of from across the miles....


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