Melissa Rose Nelson, born in Union County, Ohio, on May 26, 1963 and long time resident of Morrow County, Ohio, passed into the loving arms of her Savior on September 30, 2012, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Wilmington, NC.
Melissa graduated from Cardington Lincoln High School with the Class of ‘81.
She is survived by daughter Brittony (Willie) Wright (grandchildren Brianna and Willie Jr.) and son David Thoman both of North Carolina. Also surviving are mother Rose West, sisters Betty (Dick) Burton, Kathy (Dan) Saunders, Holly (Rick) Ault and brothers John (Cindy) Nelson, Hank (Brenda) Nelson, Luke (Sherry) Nelson all of Ohio, and sisters Donna (Charlie) Wiggins of Mississippi and Christine Arnold of Kentucky.
Preceded in death by father Henry Nelson and brother Roger Nelson.
Missy requested no funeral services — only a Celebration of Life in her memory which will be held on October 27, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at Nel’s Kitchen at 122 S. Marion St., Cardington, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at the Celebration of Life service to be applied to funeral home costs.