Most Inspiring Person - Member Nominees 2006 - 7

Most Inspiring Person - Member Nominees 2006 - 7

John L. Melton III: 'Raising the Grandchildren'

He is a fireman. He is a Sunday school teacher, a son, a friend, my husband, but most of all he is being a daddy to my three grandchildren. In 2001, a time in his life when he was looking to the days that he would be alone with me as our children had grown, we had to take legal custody of my three grandchildren, now ages 5, 12, and 16. Since that time he has devoted his life to the children. We have used up all our savings, and he works hard all the time to provide for them. He gives his time and finances to assure these children have a great life. He is not their real granddaddy, but don’t tell him that: he doesn’t believe in the word "step." They are his, as far as he is concerned. He has inspired and encouraged me to continue to raise these children with a smile and a lot of love. His name: John L. Melton III.

Elimay Melton
Cheraw, S.C.

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