These are minor characters in Melody Ellison's series.
One of the members of the Three Ravens with Dwayne Ellison.
The older sister of Frank Porter. She is the mother of Clifford and has a grandson named Jimmy. She has silver hair in a long braid she winds up and glasses. She is not the kind of adult who doesn't let children touch things.
Aunt Beck's son, a lawyer. He has several children, including a college aged daughter named Anne.
A new member of New Hope Baptist Church. She meets the Ellisons in No Ordinary Sound and bonds with Melody over their love of flowers and gardening.
The director of the children's choir at New Hope Baptist Church. She is close friends with Geneva Porter; the two women performed in a gospel singing group and trained to be music teachers in Alabama.
Aunt Beck's grandson (it is not stated who his father is). He sends her a doll from Japan.
A close friend of Melody's.
One of the members of the Three Ravens with Dwayne Ellison. He appears to have a slight crush on Lila.
Martha Jean Steinburg
A popular DJ on the radio, known as "Martha Jean the Queen."