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Melba Jewel (Brown) LeGear of St. Louis, MO passed on November 24, 2022.  Melba was born in Owassa, Alabama on January 22, 1942.  She was married to the love of her life, William Norton LeGear III for 58 years.

Much of her life she was a computer specialist for the Department of the Army but spent her early years as a bookkeeper and customer service representative for Southern Bell.  Melba’s children and grandchild were the pride and joy of her life. She was committed to family, making sure that all knew of her support to achieve their highest potential. The legacy of Melba’s kind spirit, passion for sports (HUGE fan of St. Louis Rams), love of reading, joy of travel and zest for life will live on through them.

She is survived by her husband, her daughters, Yvette LeGear Hartsfield, Christina Renee LeGear Little (Darren Treloar Little) and grandchild, Reece Adrianna Hartsfield.  She is preceded in death by her father, Ralph Marvin Brown (deceased) and Allie Dee Raybon (deceased) of Owassa, Alabama, and brother, Robert Lavon Brown.

Visitation and services are Friday, December 2, 2022 at Laclede Groves Chapel, 723 S Laclede Station Rd, St. Louis, MO 63119.  Visitation is at 10:00 a.m. with service immediately following at noon.  Pastor Wayne Norris, of New Beginnings Baptist Church is the officiant.  Burial will take place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please direct any memorial gifts in observance of her desire to give children a better life to Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri.