Melissa Martin Blango, 72, of 440 Temples Point Road, Havelock, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Crystal Coast Hospice House, Newport.
She was an ordained minister and member of Pilgrim Rest Christian Church where she served as a former mother, Senior Choir member, Sunday school superintendent and teacher.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Christian Church with the Rev. Ezekiel McCabe III officiating.
Entombment will follow in the church cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Willie Guy Blango Sr. of the home; five sons, Willie Guy Blango Jr., Rodney A. Blango, Tony R. Blango and Marcus L. Blango, all of Havelock, and Ralston O. Blango of Fayetteville; two daughters, Sandra Blango Frazier and Jennifer Blango Carter of Havelock; one brother, Bobby Martin of New Bern; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Oscar’s Mortuary, New Bern.