Melba “Pete” Boudreaux passed away, peacefully at her home, with her daughter by her side on July 12, 2011.
She was born April 1, 1910 in Kaplan, LA to the late Adonis L. Boudreaux and Louis Jones. Her early childhood was spent in Louisiana with four brothers and three sisters. At the age 16 she was united in marriage to Abraham Dixon. From that union they were blessed with four children three of which preceded her in death; Thomas H, Calvin F and Abraham Dixon.
She is survived by her only daughter, Merlene R. Drake. She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her daughter, her seven grandchildren; Mike, Michele (Ted), Helen, Mark (Susan), Thomas, Patricia and Abraham (Tonya). 15 Great Grandchildren; Chase-Michael, China, Rain, Carla (Ned), Ericka, NaKisha (Matthew), MaRonda, Mark Jr., Shavon, Jamal, Jerry Jr., Andrew, Kiara, Abraham Jr., Ashley. 12 Great-Great Grandchildren; Zion, Aes, Derrick, Trey, Tianna, Ariyana, Brianna, Matthew Jr., JaVonte, Aaliyah, Nevaeh, Jamir, Juelz and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Our lovely lady reached the blessed age of 101.
A Celebration of Her Life Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Bradshaw & Range Funeral Home, 2513 Dugdale Road, Waukegan, IL. Rev. Raleigh Floyd, Officiating. Interment will be at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville, IL. Visitation will begin at 12 Noon.