Melba Tanksley Death – Dead | Passed Away – Obituary
Melba Tanksley Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Melba Tanksley.
The Danville Police Department was honored to celebrate the life of Melba Tanksley with her family today.
Melba Tanksley served the city of Danville as a school crossing guard for 65 years. She helped three generations of students arrive at school safely. She served a shining example of dedication and professionalism in the community.
Tanksley believed it was her duty to be at her assignment for as long as she was physically able in order to protect those children because she felt like they were her own. She will be remembered for her kindness and her family said that she never knew a stranger.
Melba Gosney Tanksley passed away August 11. She was 98 years young.
On Friday, members of the Danville Police Department joined the family of Melba Gosney Tanksley — who spent 65 years serving the community as a school crossing guard before passing away on Tuesday — to honor her life and legacy.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.