Remembering Mel Weldon
My friend and mentor, Mel Weldon, passed away on Monday. Mel was a minister for over 60 years, and touched the lives of countless people. When I was first starting out in ministry, Mel and I worked at the same church. He helped me understand ministry, and gave me advice that I still heed today. Mel was known for many things, including his wit, his counseling abilities, and his passion for preaching. His wife Sue also holds a special place in my heart. Mel and Sue had a great marriage, and he loved her with all his heart. She did everything for Mel—cooked, cleaned, screened his phone calls, and supported him in every way. When Sue passed some 20 years ago, Mel found himself alone, without his best friend. Not long after Sue passed, Mel came up to me with excitement in his voice and said, “I just learned how to make a glass of iced tea!” I never realized just how much Sue did for Mel until he told me that!
He and Sue are together again at last.
We will all miss you, Mel.