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Melena Blocker Rott

January 13, 1971 — June 5, 2017

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Melena Kay Barrow Blocker Rott

Melena Kay Barrow Blocker Rott, 46, entered into her eternal rest Monday, June 5, 2017, at Augusta University Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Louisville at 2:00 P.M. Thursday afternoon, June 8, 2017 with Reverends Johnathan Witt and William “Bill” Thigpen officiating. Interment will follow at Waldens United Methodist Church Cemetery in Avera.

A 1989 graduate of Thomas Jefferson Academy, Melena received her License and Masters of Cosmetology from Swainsboro Technical College in 1997. She was the owner of Hair Expressions and Kutting Edge Salons. She was later employed by Great Clips. Melena enjoyed reading, visiting the beach, rock painting, hair styling, and listening to music, which soothed her soul. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children.

She is preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Lowrin H. Barrow Sr. and Beulah Irby Barrow; maternal grandfather, Charlie “Frank” Thigpen; great grandparents, P.C. and Ollie Mae Holbrook; and step brother, William H. “Little Bill” McGlohorn Jr.

Melena is survived by her loving children, Chadwick Blocker, Kaylee Blocker and Evan Blocker; mother, Delores Thigpen McGlohorn and step father, William “Bill” , of Bartow; father, Edward “Buddy” James Barrow and step mother, Mildred, of Wrens; maternal grandmother, Lois Holbrook Thigpen; sister, Genia Haycraft (Shanie) of Louisville; step siblings, Tracey Rowland (Gill) of Harlem, Deana Tiner (Scott) of Wrens, Crissy Poole of Wrens, Matt McGlohorn (Leahney) of Waynesboro; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Serving as pallbearers will be Shane Barrow, Rodney Frost, Colby Harrell, Justin Haycraft, Patrick Sheppard and Troy Williford. Honorary pallbearers will be her cousins.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home in Wrens from 6:00–8:00 P.M., Wednesday evening, June 7, 2017.


Young Life Cut Short
Do not judge a song by its duration
Nor by the number of its notes.
Judge it by the richness of its contents.
Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant…
Do not judge a song by its duration
Nor by the number of its notes.
Judge it by the way it touches and lifts the soul.
Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful…
And when something has enriched your life,
And when its melody lingers on in your heart,
Is it unfinished?
Or is it endless?

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