Melissa graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and forensics. Her original aspirations were to become a coroner, but a move to Arizona led her to a passion for helping families through the loss of a loved one.
Melissa attended Mesa Community College’s mortuary science program and graduated in 2010. While attending mortuary school, she began working for Dignity Memorial®. In 2013 Melissa moved to Washington and was promoted to funeral home location manager the following year. During this time she also completed her master’s degree in forensic science in 2016. Melissa feels her education in forensics has helped her greatly in serving client families.
Melissa truly loves serving families, educating them and guiding them through not only the arrangements and services for their loved ones, but the grief process as well.
Shannon L Lewis
Shannon has been a funeral director with Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills since 2007. She has served families in the greater Seattle area since 1977 with the utmost professionalism and compassion. If she is not at the funeral home, you can likely find Shannon playing cards, church activities or volunteering at her granddaughter's school.
Rachael Amy Risbell
Rachael has been a funeral director at Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills since 2015. She graduated magna cum laude from Lake Washington Institute of Technology in 2015 with an associate of arts and sciences degree. Rachael is dedicated to the families that she serves and deeply committed to helping them through these personal times with compassion and professionalism. When she is not serving families, Rachael loves spending time with her family and is happiest when she's in the kitchen, cooking a big family dinner for everyone to enjoy.
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