January 20, 1946 ~ January 30, 2021 (age 75)


Melba passed away on January 30, 2021, with her family by her side, Melba answered the Father’s call, “Come Home.”  She passed away peacefully at her home in Allen, Texas.  She was 75 years old.

She was the only child of Herbert Columbus and Dorothy Mae Armstrong, born January 20, 1946 in Gonzales, Texas.  She has two half-sisters Olivia Columbus and Jennifer Columbus Haafke, also two step-sisters – Ann Henderson and Novelann Costley(deceased).

Melba spent her entire career working in the Healthcare industry ultimately answering God’s call to start a non-profit 501c3 organization called BEAT AIDS that served the community at the height of the AIDS epidemic and is still serving the community 33 years later.

Melba leaves to cherish two sons George A. Johnson Jr. and wife, Charlotte, and Gregory A. Johnson and wife, Kelley; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Instead of flowers, donations may be made to BEAT AIDS at by clicking the Donate button and using PayPal or you may mail your donation to BEAT AIDS – 208 W. Euclid Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78212

 Live Stream of the memorial service will also be available via Lewis Funeral Home Facebook page.

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February 11, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lewis Funeral Home
811 So. W.W. White Road
San Antonio, TX 78220

Funeral Service
February 12, 2021

10:30 AM
F.E. Lewis Memorial Chapel
811 So. W.W. White Road
San Antonio, TX 78220

Interment following service
February 12, 2021

Meadowlawn Memorial Park
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78220

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