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Melba Sue "Honey" Spears

January 1, 1940 ~ October 16, 2018 (age 78)
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Melba S. “Honey” Spears, 78, of Baytown, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018, in Spring.

Melba was born January 1, 1940, in Goose Creek, to parents; Stoy Shamblin and Glenice Thurman, and has been a lifelong resident of Baytown.  She was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, attended Lee College, and a retired senior vice president of Harris County Saving and Loan.  Honey was also a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, the church care committee, Goose Creek Country Club, the Goose Creek Women’s Golf Association, the 58 Lunch Bunch, and was a volunteer for San Jacinto Methodist Hospital with 27 years of service.  She also was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing cards.

Mrs. Spears was preceded in death by her father:  Stoy Shamblin, mother:  Glenice Thurman Cooper, husband:  Clayton D. Spears, brother:  Don Shamblin, nephew:  Danny Shamblin, brother-in-law:  Ralph Spears, and sister-in-law:  Shirley Erwin.  She is survived by her daughters:  Kelly Hopper and husband Drew and Debbie Hassenmiller and husband Steve, grandchildren:  Chase Hopper and wife Lacey, Raine Hopper, Kara Hopper, Reilly Tejeda and husband Omar, Kristin Edwards husband Ben, Courtney Hassenmiller, and Kyle Teykl and husband Trevor, great-grandchildren:  Valyn Hopper, Voltan Hopper, Clayton Edwards, Hudson Edwards, and Mila Tejeda, brothers and sisters-in-law:  Jack and Marilyn Hopper and Chuck and Betty Harris, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 19, 2018, at the Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Baytown.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Adult Congenital Heart Association at 3300 Henry Avenue, Suite 112, Philadelphia, PA 19129

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