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Obituary for Melva Jean Hutchins
Mrs. Melva Jean Hutchins, 81, died Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Beau Ridge Independent Living Center in Ridgeland. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9th, 2017 at Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
She was a strong business woman and corporate officer of a publicly traded oil company. Jean was known for having all of the information about the daily operations of many of the major oil conglomerates throughout the world. She was an avid collector of paintings and antiques. She also loved fine food and traveling the world. She took a special interest in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of America. Her strength was the glue that held the family together.
Survivors include her husband, Harvey Hutchins of Madison, MS; son, Mark Proctor and wife Ann of N. Miami Beach, FL; daughters, Sherman Meloni and husband Chris of Los Angeles, CA, Robin Turton and husband Robert of Dallas, TX and Gracie Jean Ortiz of Fort Worth, TX; step-children, Ann Hutchins, Peter Hutchins and Robert Hutchins all of Jackson, MS; brother, Dwayne Bailey and wife, Edith of Nashville, TN; 4 grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.