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Donna Demarest Melvin Lydick

June 22, 1924 March 9, 2018
Donna Demarest Melvin Lydick
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Obituary for Donna Demarest Melvin Lydick

Donna Demarest Melvin Lydick
June 22, 1924 - March 9, 2018

With loving family by her side, Donna Demarest Melvin Lydick passed away peacefully and unafraid on Friday, March 9, 2018.
Donna is survived by daughter, Elizabeth “Liz” Melvin Beckham, of Naples FL; step children: Mary Rogers, of Memphis TN; Walter Lydick, of Jackson; and Janie Purvis, of Jackson; three grandchildren, five step grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Cora Sparring Demarest; brother,Judson Demarest; sister, Lucinda Demarest Payne; daughter, Martha Melvin Saik; and one great grandchild.
Mrs. Lydick, a native of New Orleans, has lived in Jackson since 1947. She was active in civic and church affairs having served on the state boards of the National Society of Colonial Dames in Mississippi and the Mississippi Episcopal Diocesan Altar Guild of which she was a founder. She was a sustaining member of the Junior League. Mrs. Lydick loved gardening and was an enthusiastic golfer. She was a communicant of St. James Episcopal church.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday March 13 at St James' Episcopal Church in Jackson. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. followed by a service at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, or to any charitable organization.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

13

Mar

10:00 AM 3/13/2018 10:00:00 AM
Private Family Service St. James' Episcopal Church

3921 Oak Ridge Drive
Jackson, MS 39216

Private Family Service St. James' Episcopal Church
3921 Oak Ridge Drive Jackson 39216 MS
United States

Requiem Eucharist

Tuesday

13

Mar

11:00 AM 3/13/2018 11:00:00 AM
Private Family Service St. James' Episcopal Church

3921 Oak Ridge Drive
Jackson, MS 39216

Private Family Service St. James' Episcopal Church
3921 Oak Ridge Drive Jackson 39216 MS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Lakewood Memorial Park Final Resting Place

6000 Clinton Blvd
Jackson, MS 39209

6000 Clinton Blvd Jackson 39209 MS
United States
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