Saturday, July 26, 2008
In Remembrance - Melissa Love Spruill
Early this morning, I received the very unexpected message that my dear friend from North Carolina, Melissa Love Spruill, had passed away.
Melissa and I met back in 1993, when we were both working for a title insurance company in Chapel Hill, NC. I had just moved there from Los Angeles and was lonely for friends. Melissa and I clicked right away and had many fun adventures together. She was someone to whom I could tell anything, with whom I could always be myself. We laughed a lot. Shared much.
Eventually, life took me far away from North Carolina to live in Utah. We e-mailed and kept in touch. I was suppose to visit her this summer, but my trip back East fell through.
This past Thursday, Melissa went to bed with a bad headache. When her mom got to the house to pick up the children, Melissa couldn't be awakened. They believe she had passed away from an aenurism.
Melissa had overcome many trials in her life with faith, had settled down with a young family, which she adored. She leaves behind her husband, David, and their two young children, Emilie and Elijah. They and the whole Love family could use your prayers. Her funeral is tomorrow at the Efland Methodist Church, in Efland, North Carolina.
I will miss my dear friend, with her strong faith and easy laugh.
Take care, dear friend, we will all see you again.