HUNT – Heneretta Melvin, 102, of Greenfield, Queens County, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 7, 2017.
Born in Brechin, Scotland, Heneretta was a daughter of the late Henry Alexander and Charlotte (Gray) Melvin.
Heneretta was a member of the Greenfield United Baptist Church and served as treasurer for many years. She was a member of the church choir, the Ladies Sewing Circle and the Greenfield Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her daughter Lora Winters of Greenfield; her granddaughters Erika, Kelsie and Krista and her great grandchildren Nova, Dele, Jayden and Cian.
She was predeceased by her husband Walter, her son Melvin, her sister Lottie, her infant sister Stella and her brothers Harry, Derek, Norman and Herbert.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 15th at 11:00 a.m. in the Greenfield United Baptist Church, followed by a reception. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Greenfield United Baptist Church, Greenfield Fire Department or the Greenfield Ladies Sewing Circle. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersuneral.com
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Lora and girls.
I’m very saddened to hear of the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. She was an outstanding woman and very inflential in the community of Greenfield. You have been a wonderful daughter to her Lora. Now she rests in peace.
Suzanne and Dale Verge
Lora and family …so sorry to here of Etta passing ..she was a great lady …she will be fondly remembered …always welcomed us kids when we came to visit …our prayers and thoughts are with you ..
IM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF ETTAS PASING. SHE WAS 1 IN A
SHE WILL B MISSED IN GREENFIELD; RIP MY FRIEND;
Debbie & Gene Wamboldt
Laura and family
so sorry for your loss you are in our prayers and thoughts
Sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Manson and Nancy
Our thoughts are with you, Lora and Family.
Charlene & Carl Veinot
Lora and family: So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing!! She was a very special lady!! Hold all the wonderful memories that you have of her close to your heart and hopefully that will help with the healing process. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time!! Take Care.
Lora my heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Your mother was a great and loving woman. I remember her walking to visit with Aunt. Kate on Saturdays,when the could remince about their lives in Scotland.
She will be missed.Hugs
So sorry to hear of your loss Lora and family. Your mom was lucky to have you and I am sure that your many happy memories will help get you through the heartache you are feeling. Thinking of you!!
Lora, Krista, Kelsie and Ericia
It is so very hard to lose a mom. I guess July 7th is reserved for the best mom,s. because on that date 39 years ago we lost mom. My heart breaks for you and the girls. Etta was an institution, she was always a lady no matter what the situation. A wonderful mom, grandmother and friend. Heaven will be a richer place with her in it but she will leave a void here on earth that will never be filled. Memories will carry you far and when you and the girls get together and talk the laughter from some of the memories will help you to heal. Take care of yourselves.
Chubby and Kathy
Ruth Anne Zwicker
Lora and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your mom Lora in our younger days during my summers in Greenfield. She was a lovely lady. Take care.
Peter and Virginia Stafford
Lora and family
We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Cherish the memories you have made together over the years. One of my memories is bowling with her every Friday night. She always had fun and never got upset if she didn’t bowl well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Lora and family, very sorry to hear your loving Mom/Gramma/Nanny has passed..thankfully you have many beautiful memories to draw strength from. Thinking of you.
Cheryl & Jerry Goulding
Lora and girls, we are so very sorry to hear of Aunt Etta’s passing. She leaves a huge legacy of loving, caring, dedication, giving, sharing, laughter, hard work and I could go on and on. My Aunt Etta was a pillar in her community who was always ready to help out and give a hand whenever needed. I am very proud to have been blessed by my Uncle Holmes choosing this beautiful woman as his wife many years ago just after the war. I remember the stories she would tell me about meeting Uncle Holmes and the loss of their only son, Melvin. We were also truly blessed to have her as a mom to our sister, Lora, and for that, there are no words to express how wonderful that blessing became for everyone. Our hearts go out to all of you and pray that in your own time your hearts will mend and the loss will ease and you will remember the wonderful memories that she left with you. Her pain is over and she is now reunited with Uncle Holmes who has waited so very patiently. She will be missed very much. I will always remember you, Aunt Etta. Thank you.
Wes & Carol Zwicker
Please accept my sincere condolences. I was very saddened to hear the news of your mom’s passing. A fine life, well lived!
Nita and Barry Fisher
Lora and Girls ….We are thinking of you all at this difficult time and you know that if there is ever anything we can do for you all you just need do is call . Sending love and hugs to each and everyone of you xxx Barry and Nita
Dear Lora, Krista, Kelsie and Erika,
My sincere condolences to you. Your Mother/ Grandmother was such a beautiful soul. This shines thru everyone of you. We love you all and wish we could be there in person.
Love Kim and Mia
I am so saddened to hear the news of her passing today. I’m so sorry for your loss, and hope you can find strength in these times.
Her journey begins, fly on the wings of angels Etta, over the hills of your home.
Keep her memory alive. Say her name and talk of her daily. She will always be with you. My heartfelt condolences.
Love you all.
Rose M Verge White
Lora and family
It was very sad to hear of your mom’s passing. Etta will be sadly missed by all who knew her. My thoughts are with you and yours at this time.
This lovely lady was always an incredibly wonderful individual and a fantastic matriarch of her family. I was blessed to know her. Heaven has indeed gained an angel. Love to you all.xx
Lora and Family: I am sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences.
Cheryl & Joel Craft
Lora and family,
We were very saddened to learn that your mom has just passed. Please accept our sincere condolences. Etta was a very wonderful lady committed to both family and her community, Greenfield.
She will be missed but lives on in you.
Kim Masland, MLA Queens-Shelburne
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to your family on the loss of your loved one. May you find strength in one another and may peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.
My thoughts are with you all in such a difficult time.
When I heard of Etta’s passing my first thought was of her singing The Old Rugged Cross on Sundays in the Greenfield Church, that always made my day. She was a real lady and one I shall remember.
Lora and family, Please accept my genuine sympathy on the passing of Etta, a grand lady in every sense of the word. I know you will miss her, but memories will help. Whenever I think of her, I picture her sweet smile and that soft little voice with the wonderful little accent. My mother thought the world of her, and considered herself very fortunate to have Etta as her neighbour.
Lora and family,
A piece of Greenfield has passed into history. Wonderful mother, caregiver to “Aunt Ev”, the best alto the choir ever had, putting up with all of us growing up… She had many, many talents. She was and always will be irreplaceable. Many good memories are what will keep her close in your minds and hearts.
David and Bonnie Hatt
Our thoughts are with you Laura.Many good memories will keep you close!
Judy & Nick
So sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you with many wonderful memories!
Greenfield will not be the same without Etta Hunt. As a young girl and women I remember how Etta not only brightened church services with her singing in the choir but her cheerful love for life, her contagious smile and laughter made everyone in her presence happy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Lora and her family.
Marianne & George Morrison
Karen Parnell Herrick
Lora and Girls,
Our family is saddened for you with the loss of your Mom/Grandmother. She was certainly a pillar of the community and will be remembered fondly by many.
Remembering earlier times when her health was better, she certainly made the dance-floor rock.
God speed to all of you.
Ron & Bonnie Henderson
Laura and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Ron & Bonnie
So sorry to hear of Etta’s passing. She was a very special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
Dave and Cathy (Vair) Gardner
Lora, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family