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Melissa  Riddick Joubert
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Melissa Riddick Joubert was born on November 2, 1922 in Norfolk, Virginia, daughter of the late Alexander and Melissa Riddick.

While attending Virginia State University, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Education and became a lifelong member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Chums. Melissa was a Teacher in the Virginia Public School system for thirteen years. 

On January 26, 1957, Melissa married Jesse R. Joubert. Shortly after they got married, the couple moved to Crane Street in Roselle, New Jersey and lived there for ten years. In 1973, they moved to Myrtle Street in Cliffwood, New Jersey where she became one of the founding members of the Monmouth County Chapter of the Jabberwock Scholarship Pageant. 

She was a member of the ECW at St. Elizabeth's Church for over 45 years. 
On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Melissa Riddick Joubert passed away at the age of 94.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jesse R. Joubert; daughter, Annette Louise Wright; brother, Willard Alexander Riddick; and sister, Rena Booker.  Melissa Riddick Joubert leaves to cherish fond memories, her daughter, Ariba M. Joubert; five grandchildren: Aaron M. Wilson, Christina J. Joubert, Jesse A. Wright, Tarynn L. Wright and Marquise J. Joubert; three great-grandchildren, and a host of dear relatives and friends.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
G. G. Woody Funeral Home

206 E. 8th Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203





9:30 AM
St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church

North Broad and Chestnut
Elizabeth, NJ 07201





CloverLeaf Memorial Park

Rt 1 & Rt 35
Woodbridge , NJ 07095


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