Melinda Kay Brown of Smithville, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Sunday April 30th, 2023.
Born in Sutton, West Virginia March 15th, 1965, to the late Roy Lee and Carol Sue Thompson. She is survived by her three children: Greg Ehrlinspiel of Canton, Ohio; Brandon Brown and Kalyn Brown of Wooster, Ohio. She is also survived by her siblings: Ronald Thompson of Sand Fork West Virginia; Terry Smith, Roydetta Thompson, Ruby Griffis, Ilene Hileman, Roberta Chinn, and Regina Daughtery of Wooster, Ohio.
Melinda had many nieces, nephews, friends, and family, whom she loved very dearly. Her passions included listening to a wide variety of music, collecting fossils, being outdoors, planting flowers, watching birds, and an occasional nap with her three cats. Melinda was a storyteller and loved writing.
Melinda’s final words in life are, “Spend time with the ones who love you. For they are gone forever, far too soon.”
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 12:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Charles Bontrager officiating. Burial will follow in Jefferson Pioneer Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to People to People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
I will always cherish the short time we had together Melinda, till we meet again. Love Tara (Jo Lynn) ❤️
Keeping the family in my prayers. I enjoyed running into Melinda around town and catching up with her. She was always such a kind and lovely woman. Remembering when we all were neighbors! So many years ago when the kids were small. Greg and Chris enjoyed hanging out together in the woods and sled riding our pasture hill! I am so sad she has passed at such a young age. Life is just not fair. May she rest in peace with Jesus and be free of pain and suffering.
My dear sweet sister from a different mother & dad. I’ve so cherish the few years we have had. Thoughts and prayers for your children and family. Will miss you so much.
God will link the broken chain, as one by one we meet again. In our hearts he will always stay, loved and remembered every day
😥 I’ll always remember you Melinda. You were truly a great friend. Thank you for all the smiles,
laughter and wisdom you shared with me. I will always remember the funny little things you’d say at work. You were such an amazing lady and will be forever missed.
Prayers for the family. We were cousins