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Graciela Melendez

Graciela (Chela, Grace) Melendez passed on to be with her heavenly father on March 26, 2022. 

Graciela was a dedicated wife, a loving mother and grandmother. She was beloved by her friends and family for her big heart and tireless spirit. Graciela was born in Yuriria, Guanajuato, Mexico and immigrated to the United States in the early 80s. She was a loving mother to her three sons and worked tirelessly to ensure they had the best life possible. She was a caring and very involved grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was generous to her friends and did what she could to help others. She was well known for her great cooking, especially tamales and pozole.

Graciela leaves behind her husband William Melendez, sons Edson (and wife Shelly), Victor, William and 6 grandchildren Carter, Gabriel, Max, Carbon, Luca and Leo. She also leaves behind her bonus grandchildren Rayden, Kaydence and Callen. She will be sorely missed and forever loved.


A candle was lit in memory of Graciela Melendez

Beka Wright May 10 2022 11:13 PM

Grace was a beautiful hardworking women of God and will be missed.

Judy Millsaps Apr 6 2022 6:37 PM

Bill, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you and your family during this terrible time.

Jacqueline Herring Apr 2 2022 4:17 PM

Grace was a very sweet lady and would do anything for you. I appreciated all her help and so happy we became friends.. Condolences to Bill and her sons and especially her grand children.. She will be missed so much.. Rest in Peace Dear Friend !!!

DOLORES M MORGAN Apr 2 2022 10:55 AM

Grace was loved by many. She was so sweet and kind to all. She will be missed. My prayers for all of the family.

Vicki Betterton (Monfee Clinic) Apr 1 2022 10:19 PM

Grace was a helper. She was one of those people who would jump in and help you with your task. I remember her stopping by while I was making food and she just joined in and helped out. Then she left before it was time to eat. She wasn’t helping to participate; she was helping because she saw the need and was kind. She was a skilled seamstress but the thing I remember most about her is her laugh and smile.

Sarah Ellis Mar 30 2022 5:44 PM

Grace took such loving care of my mother. I’m saddened by her loss and extend my deepest sympathies to Grace’s family and friends.

Michelle Ransom Mar 29 2022 5:56 PM

Grace was a beautiful friend who was very loved and will be dearly missed. Our condolences to Bill, and all the children and grandchildren.

Dick and Lena Kleypas Mar 29 2022 5:48 PM

Heaven’s gates have opened to a wonderful, sweet, and generous lady. What a wonderful neighbor Grace has always been! My condolences to Bill, Edson, Victor, William and the whole family. May God hold you in His hands.

Jerri Tabor Mar 29 2022 5:38 PM