Ms. Melba Opaline Keener Egan, 93, of Wilmington, DE and Highlands, NC passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. Melba was born July 2, 1926 to the late Henry Brownlow Keener and Irene Peek. Melba retired from Environmental Services after many years of service. Melba loved the mountains, gardening, crocheting, puzzles, cooking and baking. She was also a member of the Goldmine Baptist Church and she was of the Baptist faith.
Melba is survived by her three daughters, Rhonda Gardner (Jerry) of Winston Salem, NC, Patricia Egan of Wilmington, DE and Kathy Reid of Wilmington, DE.; Six grandchildren, Jerry Gardner, Jr, Tommy Gardner, Lisa Cave, Laura Leech, Jeffrey Reid, Lesley Salvatore; Twelve great- grandchildren, Jake Salvatore, Julia Salvatore, Luke Salvatore, Mason Cave, Logan Cave, Tyler Cave, Cameron Reid, Carson Reid, Connor Reid, Keely Leach, Tommy Gardner, Jr. and Dalton Gardner; a sister, Olive Keener Todd of High Point, NC; Stepmom, Virgie Keener; two half-sisters, Mary Lee Simmons (Randall) and Caroline Winn (Terry) and half-brother Grady Keener (Bev). In addition to her parents, Melba is preceded in death by her half-brother, Stacey Keener.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Shortoff Baptist Church in Highlands, NC with Rev. Andy Cloer officiating. Burial will follow at the Miller Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
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