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Melba Wheat

LOUISVILLE – Melba Jones Wheat, 97, passed away Monday, January 1, 2024, at her residence. She was born November 19, 1926, in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky to the late Sallye Jones and Rene Wilson Jones. Melba was a baker at A & P Bakery in Louisville and was of the Baptist faith. In her free time, Melba loved quilting.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Raymer (Bill); three sons, Buckley Herrell (Janet), William Herrell, and Leslie Herrell (Karen); three stepchildren, Wanda Arms (Ronnie), David Lynn Wheat, John Wheat; and several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, David Wheat; one daughter, Margie Rose; one son, Ronnie Herrell; and eight siblings.

The funeral service for Mrs. Wheat will be held at 4:00 PM Thursday, January 4, 2024, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. A private burial will be on Friday, January 5th in the Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville. Visitation will be on Thursday morning from 10:00 AM until time for the service at the funeral home. Please share your condolences with the family at

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