Jesse G. Melba

March 29, 1989 ‒ November 01, 2017

Galion, Ohio

Jesse G. Melba, 28, of Galion passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident while riding with his fiancée’ Je’nill Pahl.

Born March 29, 1989 in Painesville, he was the son of Ned Jenkins of Portsmouth and Lisa (Garfield) Jenkins of Marion.

He was a graduate of Galion High School in 2007 and worked at Slashover Maintenance. Jesse enjoyed basketball and especially liked spending time with his son.

He is survived by son Carson Melba and Carson’s mother Mkenzie Kemle of Galion; maternal grandparents Clifford and Mary Jones of Mentor; brother Zachary (Kathy) Melba of Huntington, West Virginia; aunt Kristen Rodick of Mentor and uncle Michael (Heather) Garfield of Mentor.

He was preceded in death by his fiancée Je’nill Pahl; paternal grandparents John and Anne Jenkins and brother John Melba.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 6, 2017 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where a memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 4:00 p.m. with Father Paul Fahrbach officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral  home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Jesse Melba, and condolences may be made to them at


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  • I don’t even know where to begin, u were my best friend Jesse.. I cherished every day we got to spend together these last 18 years.. We had a friendship that was unbreakable that no one could touch and I’ll never get that back.. U we’re an amazing man inside and out.. Ur son and ur mom ment the world to u and just know I’ll be by there side through it all every step of the way.. Watch over us and protect us r angel..God took one of the best.. I love u and am gonna miss u so much Jess!!

  • I didn’t know Jesse, but I am sure he was a wonderful young man. Sending my condolences to his family and friends..RIP Jesse.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Jesse’s accident. My prayers go out to Lisa and Chelsea and all his family and friends. Keep your heads up and know he’s always watching over you now. Find peace in knowing he’s in a better place and will forever be in your hearts.


  • So sorry to all family’s involved….jess I’ve known you for years now we done a lot together and always had each other’s backs even if we didn’t see each other as much as we wanted will be truly missed and atleast our last conversation was that we were both doing good and happy I’ll miss ya brother watch over us until we meet again fly high I’ll miss our talks

  • I am truly sorry for your loss. I know how difficult of a time this must be for the family and friends. Few words can bring any comfort. I have, however, found comfort in God’s Word and his promises and i hope you will too. Revelation 21:4 says “and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” I appreciate how this shows that God is not the cause of our sufferings contrary to many beliefs. May you find comfort in God’s Word the Bible and be consoled by the truth that our sufferings will one day soon belong permanently to the past. My deepest condolences to the family.

  • My dear brother Jesse,
    I wish I could’ve known you better. Not because you have passed on. I have tried to find you on social media several times however I should’ve asked family if they’d heard from you. You were the sweetest little boy with an adventurous spirit and a great imagination. It is so sad that I know more about you now than I did while you were alive. I’m sure Grandma Anne would be watching over you. She was our link to you and loved you so very much. My condolences to Lisa and Ned and your little man Carson. I hope to know him one day. I love you and hope you are at peace with your lovely fiancé. Love always, Tara