|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1966|
|Death: ||Jun. 30, 1989|
Beloved Daughter, granddaughter, and Sister. Sweet Melissa a Kind Genuine person, true and trusting loyal friend, compassionate and loving, friend to the animals and lover of life, family and God. When she saw someone hurting, she was always concerned and knew how to comfort them. She defended the underdog and never carried hate or judgment in her heart, a heart of gold. Melissa looked for the good in everyone and was just totally loving, a sensitive gentle soul. She is loved and missed by many.She was the best sister and friend anyone can have , our hearts are forever broken and lives are devastated..
Melissa was a very bright, independent, outgoing person. She worked many jobs all through school, she saved her money to buy her first car. She loved buying gifts for everyone. She saved many stray cats and dogs and would help someone in need, buying them a meal or giving them a ride. She was in the Beta club and 4H club through out school. She had dreams of becoming an animal specialist, and became a vegetarian in 1985. After high school Melissa attended State college, majoring in Psychology. She worked her way through college with Public relations jobs at J.C. Penny's and the Phone company. She also did runway modeling for Sears, modeling at car shows, expo shows, and Photographer classes. *** Melissa loved to read the Bible. She joined a local Baptist church as a child and walked to Sunday school each week alone, she also attended church with her high school friends. She cried when we moved away but her faith never wavered.
Melissa was very talented, artistic, creative and unique. In school she was a cheerleader, and majorette. She loved art, reading, writing, playing clarinet, playing guitar, and singing and writing country songs. As a child in 1972, she appeared on the TV show "Romper Room". In 1984 she was a stand in for the lead actress in the movie "Heavenly Kid". On March,18,1988, Melissa also was interviewed on the local news auditioning for a new "Charlie's Angels" TV series. She loved many music groups, a few were: Van Halen, Def Leppard, Elvis, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Eagles, Lynryd Skynryd, Cheap Trick, and John Denver. Her favorite movies were "Rocky", "Rambo", and "Old Yeller". She loved Sylvester Stallone. One of Melissa's favorite pass times was watching the T.V. game show "Price Is Right" everyday. Melissa planned to become a Flight Attendant in the future. Her spirit shined bright and like a shooting star she was gone..
"Hours pass into days and time slips away, but the words we speak and the things we do touch the lives of others and live on forever".- by Emily Matthews
Betty Brown Fleming
John Curror Fleming Sr.
Stephen Brown Fleming
Nena Elizabeth Brinson Brown
Mable Curror Smith
John Thomas Fleming
THANK YOU STEVE EDQUIST FOR SPONSORING MELISSA'S SITE IT IS VERY KIND OF YOU TO DO! If you have time Please visit Steve's son Aaron Edquist .
Beauty comes in many forms, not only the outward face. The inside of a person's soul, contains a beautiful, compassionate place.
Melissa was a child of God, A friend, a daughter, a star, a sister, an artist, and so much more, an asset in heaven where you are.
She took the time to know you, To listen, to speak, or just to give a hug. Ready to make you feel better, surround you with her love.
To loose her we were unprepared, To forget her we will not. We humbly accept the gifts she left us, Those and her memory are all we've got.
Written by Mary Tootle
VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO MARY FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL POEM!!
This is a poem Melissa kept many years, I think it is the way she felt about Life..
Riches That Last
We Hear of Those who have lucre, mansions, castles and such, yachts to cruise in, velvets,and worldy goods ever so much. It makes us discontented,comparing their lot with our own. The richest man can be poor with material wealth alone.
Some even condemn our maker and blame him for being unjust as if he were concerned with that which reverts in the end to dust. We all mold our own destinies, be them seemingly good or bad. but rich or poor, everyone dies and leaves what possessions he had.
There's something greater to living in apparently little things, the deeds that we do for others, the care of a wounded bird's wings, and golden rule in our hearts brings peace and content without end.. These are the riches we'll take with us, when we journey beyond the bend...
Wish Your Were Here
Wildfire One of Melissa's Favorite songs
Created by: Melissas sis
Record added: Feb 06, 2005
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