Melrose J. Salmons, 82, Leggett’s retiree, ‘General Hospital’ fan, devoted to her family, native of area

By on December 6, 2017

Melrose J. Salmons of Harrington, Del., passed away at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. She was 82 years old.

She was the daughter of the late, Raymond and Helen Moyer.

Melrose retired from Leggett’s Department Store after more than 20 years. She then started waitressing at various local restaurants, most recently for the Stargate Restaurant in Harrington, where she was best known as Mama. She was a hard worker, with a heart of gold, who would do anything for anybody. She was also straightforward and not afraid to give her opinion on matters. Melrose was deeply devoted to her family, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids.

When she wasn’t working she attended church at Calvary Wesleyan in Harrington. She also liked to travel to Pennsylvania to the small town in Cocalico that she was proud to have grown up in, and never missed an episode of General Hospital.

In addition to her parents, Melrose was preceded in death by her husband: D. Robert Salmons; and her brother: Richard A. “Popeye” Moyer.

She is survived by her daughter: Deborah J. (J. William Jr.) Moffett; son: Robert (Stacey Buck) Salmons; grandchildren: Melanie (Rob) Rosser, David Moffett, Wm R. (Molly Dobos) Moffett, Ashley (Brian) Paris, and Bobby Salmons; great-grandchildren: Taylor, Robbie, Cole, Lily, Caje, Elly, Trey, Kara, Ryan, Calliegh, and Gabriel; nieces: Dana (Norman) Barlow, Becky Robbins; and great-nieces and nephew: Rylee, Dalayna, Brooke, Michael, and Marah.

Funeral services took place at the Melvin Funeral Home, Harrington, Del., on Dec. 6. Interment was at Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.

Arrangements are by the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home Inc, Harrington, Del. Visit melvinfuneralhome.com to sign the condolence book.

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