Died: Sat., Mar. 14, 2020

Interment following funeral service

Sat., Mar. 21, 2020


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 21, 2020
Location: St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church

Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Sat., Mar. 21, 2020
Location: St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church

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Mother Robbie Lee Murphy Melton, the daughter of George Murphy and Ada B. Parker, was born November 25, 1932, in Huntington, Tennessee

She received her elementary education in Clarksburg, Tennessee, and her secondary education at Webb High School in McKenzie, Tennessee. While at McKenzie, she played basketball   and as she told it, she was a “very good”.

Robbie accepted Christ at an early age.  She was a member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, in Yuma, Tennessee, where she served as an Usher and Sunday School Teacher.

Robbie relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana in June of 1964, and at the time of her death, she was a member of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church.  She was one of the original members of the Mother’s Board and also served with the Nurses Guild and Mission Circle No. 2.  She remained a faithful and dedicated member until her health failed. 

A noted Public Speaker and Licensed Evangelist-at-large, prior to joining St, Luke, she had been a member of Grace Apostolic Church, under the leadership of Bishop Morris E. Golder, and Grace Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Moses Day, Jr.

Robbie  had been employed at Hooks Knife and Fork on 18th and Illinois for several years; St. Vincent Hospital in the    Dietary Department for six years, as a Nursing Assistant at  Methodist Hospital for ten years and Hooks Warehouse as a   Candy Clerk.  She retired in 1994 after twenty-three years of service.

Above all else, Mother Robbie Lee Murphy Melton dearly loved the Lord and unashamedly praised Him in dance when the Holy Spirit touched her.  It was a joy to watch her grab the hem of her dress and like a Flamingo Dancer, glide across the floor as she gave God her total praise.  She continued to dance, even after she had her stroke and lost some mobility.  When she became a double amputee, she danced in her wheel chair.

 Robbie touched the lives of those too numerous to mention.  She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mother Robbie Lee Murphy Melton departed this life on March 14, 2020, at the age of eighty-seven years three months and eighteen days.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings and all of her aunts and uncles.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, George Henry Melton,  Otis Lee Morgan,  Timothy Melton and Mary Melton; foster daughters, Theresa Elzy and Gloria Sam; one sister-in-law, Dimple Gooch, a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives, her St. Luke Church family and a community of treasured friends and loved ones.


“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course,

I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me

a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only,

but unto all them also that love his appearing”.   

II Timothy 4:7-8


Humbly Submitted………………..The Family


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