Melissa Lynn Sturgeon

SALEM — Melissa Lynn Sturgeon, 51, went to be with Jesus Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at home with her family by her side.

Melissa was a 1985 graduate of Gahanna Lincoln High School near Columbus, OH.

Melissa’s passion in life was being a wife and mom and taking care of her home and dog, Yukon. She loved spending time with family and friends at home, around the campfire, at the beach, or just anywhere was fine.

Survivors include her husband Shawn, whom she married July 20, 1991; daughter Michaela, son Levi, mother and father Rod and Maggie Hoskins of Westerville OH, father Ted Brewer of Knoxville TN, mother and father in-law John and Janet Sturgeon of Salem, sisters Monica Brisson of Lewis Center OH, Renee (Dustin) Fuller of Wellington CO; brothers and sister-in-laws, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

Melissa was preceded in death by her grandparents Nettie and Theodore Brewer of Hazel Green KY; Callie and Charles Reynolds of Booneville KY.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Dr. Rod Hoskins officiating. Burial will be held at Highland Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to Rod Hoskins Ministries, P.O. Box 3314, Westerville OH 43086 or through Your tax deductible donations will support orphanages, bible schools and missionaries in India through Harvest Missions for Christ.

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