Mel Meanor

Mel Meanor, left, and Harvey Babb

Mel Meanor

Occupation: Electrician, retired from Alcoa, in Point Comfort

Hometown: Victoria

Why honored: Mel Meanor is our hero as well as the best neighbor and friend ever. He has been helping me since I first moved to Victoria back in 1985 as a single parent. He has mowed our lawn and kept our yard since 1985. When I married in 1996, he continued helping us out with many home projects. Then, when my husband Harvey fell and suffered a life-threatening injury in 2002, Mel again stepped up and became our guardian angel. He and his wife, Charlotte, took over the building project that had caused Harvey’s fall and saw that it was completed. He and Charlotte actually did all of the paneling and ceiling of our new bedroom addition. Mel’s helping hand has continued with many projects, including building decks and ramps at our house as well as that of our daughter’s. Mel has also helped me with volunteer efforts with Special Olympics, Victoria Association for Retarded Citizens, and the Rolling for a Cure Relay for Life Team. Mel deserves to be recognized for his service to others.

To nominate your Everyday Hero, submit the person’s full name, address and phone number, along with photo and reason for nomination as an Advocate Everyday Hero, in 150 words or less. Submit the information by email to, mail to P.O. Box 1518, Victoria 77902, or bring it by the Victoria Advocate at 311 E. Constitution St. Include your name, address and phone number so we may contact you to verify your information.

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