Melton, Inez Longtime Minneapolis resident Inez Melton, a civil service worker and neighborhood advocate, died of natural causes on July 31 2020, at age 94. She was active until the last few years of life. Inez was a long-standing neighborhood matriarch successfully lobbying for safety improvements like the increased number of streets lights around the 45th & Portland Ave area. Inez was born in Louisiana in 1926 and eventually relocated to Minneapolis as a young woman. With little to no family in the area, she said she "decided to stay in Minneapolis because her neighbors and friends became just like family and the city had been so welcoming to her". Ms Melton also was a long-time member of the Park Avenue Methodist Church (3400 Park Avenue) and made some wonderful friends at the congregation. She had such fond memories of her time spent in service there. Inez leaves behind her loving son Eddie whom she has cared for since birth. They were not only Mother and Son, but the absolute best of friends over the years. She also leaves behind a host of extended family, wonderful neighbors and Minneapolis comrades who remember her bright personality, tireless service and motherly advice with the utmost fondness. Washburn-McReavy.com Davies Chapel 612-377-2203
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