Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

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.


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

vikki said...

i am so sorry to hear about your friend. we never know what God has planned for us. we must live each day in His Glory & for Him. may you find comfort & peace in His grace. hugs & blessings ~ m'dear. vikki ♥

Thompson Family said...

Thank you for your loving words about Melissa. We are all still in such a state of shock, but miss her so much already. Please continue to pray ferverently for her husband and children as they try to put the pieces of their lives back together while missing their Mama and best friend.
Ginny, Melissa's youngest sister

madison said...

Hey. I was a good friend of Emili and Elijah Spruill. I used to go to their house ALL the time. I miss Miss. Melissa SO much. Could you please send me the video because it won't let me see it.
Love, Madison

Elizabeth said...


I need your e-mail address.