Melia Sue (Wright) Campbell

July 6, 1940 ~ October 10, 2021 (age 81)


CAMPBELL, Melia Sue 81, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021, with her family in Tampa, Florida. Melia "Sue" was born July 6, 1940, to Andy and Lillian Wright in West Liberty, Kentucky; she was the oldest daughter of 5 children. She graduated from West Liberty High School in 1956 and later attended Miami-Jacobs College in Dayton, Ohio.

Shortly after graduating High School, Melia married and moved to the Dayton, Ohio area, where she joined Van Dyne Crotty as a seamstress, started a family and began attending college at Miami-Jacobs in Dayton. After years with Van Dyne Crotty, Melia joined the Dayton Daily News as a distribution Branch Captain in 1974. She quickly established herself and over the next 31 years progressed to become a District Director until she retired in 2006.

Melia loved spending time with her husband Delbert, kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. Shortly after retirement, Melia started documenting her rural mountain upbringing and developed unique family history books for each of her son's and their families.

Melia is survived by her sons Gary Lee Cantrell (wife Cheri), Gerald Thomas Campbell Sr. (wife Jill); grandchildren Kyle Lee Cantrell, Gerald "Thomas" (Jr), Julia, and George Campbell, and Jami Floyd (husband Dillon); great-grandchildren Samantha, Haley, Rylee, Joseph and Jacob Russell, Olivia Floyd; one great-great-grandchild (Wesley Kent); Sister Ivetta Moorehead (husband Mark).

Melia was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert (Jr), parents, sister (Jean) and brothers (William and Wade). Graveside services will be 2:00pm, Wednesday, October 20,2021 at Brown Cemetery, Rockhouse,KY with Rev. Karl Elam officiating. Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home, West Liberty, KY in care of graveside arrangements.

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Graveside Service
October 20, 2021

2:00 PM
Brown Cemetery, KY, Rockhouse

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