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Mrs. Frederica Dobbs Melton, a native and resident of Tallassee, Alabama, passed away Monday, May 9, 2022, at the age of 88. She was born in Elmore County, Alabama to Mr. William Fredrick and Mrs. Mary Lucy Dobbs.

Mrs. Melton is survived by her daughters, Freda D. Melton of Montgomery, AL and Ella M. Shaw (Craig) of Crestview, FL;  grandchildren, Nathan C. Shaw, Lincoln C. Shaw (Amy) and April A. Damato (Matt); great-grandchildren, Evan Dempsey, Thad Dempsey, Amy Kate Damato, Lucas Damato, and David Damato; sisters-in-law, Doris Melton and Frances Melton, both of Savannah, GA; nephews, Stephen Melton, Don Melton, and Barry Melton and a host of great- nephews and nieces and many cousins.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Davis V. Melton, her parents, Fred and Mary Lucy Dobbs, and lifelong friend, Peggy Sue Worthy.

Frederica was a graduate of Auburn University and was a teacher for many years. She retired from Tallassee City Schools.  Along with her many hobbies, she enjoyed sewing, working in her flower beds, and hosting social events and teas. She was a member of many local civic organizations and was dedicated to serving her community. She was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church, a member of the Chancel Choir and served on many church committees.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 13, 2022, at 1:00PM until service time at 2:00PM from First United Methodist Church with Pastor Clint McBroom officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Jeffcoat Funeral Home directing.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the First Methodist Church of Tallassee, P.O. Box 780147, Tallassee, AL, 36078.

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Jeffcoat Funeral Home Directing - Tallassee, Alabama