Melody Lynn Morton, 55, of Jackson passed away December 17, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born February 25, 1960, in Indianapolis, IN, daughter of Nathan L and Doradeane Smith Jackson.  She and Gregory A. Morton were married May 19, 1979.

Melody was a 1978 graduate of Jackson High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson and a member of the River Heritage Quilt Guild in Cape Girardeau. She and Greg returned to Jackson in 1988 after he received an honorable discharge.

Loving survivors include her husband of 36 years; two sons, Andrew R. and Jacob T. Morton of Jackson; a sister, Stephanie (Timothy) Morton of Fredericktown, Missouri; mother-in-law, Agnes Morton of Cape Girardeau; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call Monday, December 21, 2015 from 4-8 pm at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, with Parish Prayers at 7:30 pm.

Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at 10 am, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Father John Harth officiating.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to American Cancer Society.

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1 Comment
  1. Jo Payne

    I feel so sad at the loss of this nice lady. She was a strong person with a caring attitude and a kind smile. We at the quilt guild will miss her. May God give you comfort at this time.

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