OBITUARY

Melissa Renee Johns

February 18, 1965May 30, 2021

Melissa Renee Johns, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on May 30, 2021, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born in Gunnison, Colorado, February 18, 1965 and had lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado until her death.

Melissa graduated from Falcon High School in Falcon, Colorado in 1983. She then decided to go into military service, joining the U.S. Navy, serving at several different duty locations, and one of those was Rota, Spain, where her beloved daughter was born. After military service she came back home to Colorado Springs, Colorado, working at odd jobs, and then getting her career in computers. She got a job working for El Paso County, where she met her future husband. After marrying her husband, her second child, a son, was born. One of her joys in life was her dogs.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, devoted husband, Richard of Colorado Springs, Colorado; loving daughter, Ashley (Gerry) of Catoosa, Oklahoma; loving son, Brandon (Savannah) of Schoolfield Barracks, Hawaii, precious grandchildren Kelsie and Dillon; and her loving parents Pete and Luana “Lani”, loving brother Shannon (Crystal) of Phoenix, Arizona and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles and several sisters-in-law and brother-in-law. Her two little sisters (Heather and Andrea), grandmothers (Kay and Mary), grandfathers (Neal and Elmer), her mother-in-law (Mary Lou) and father-in-law (Gene) preceded her in death.

A visitation will be held on Monday, June 7th, 10:30am-11:00am with a service to follow at 11:00am, both at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 3825 Airport Rd., Colorado Springs 80910.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 7, 2021

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Andrew Jenkins

June 7, 2021

To me (and most people she worked with), Melissa was the "mama bear." She always had other's interests at heart and was always willing to help you out, if needed.
I've known her for several years and introduced her to my wife (that became good friends also). She was so much of a people person, that she had no problems throwing some kind of holiday party at her house. I will truly miss Melissa and will cherish the time spent with her.

Amber Locke

June 4, 2021

Melissa was a phenomenal woman. She helped me in my early years in IT as a media tape handler. As we worked together our relationship grew from co-workers to close friends. She would always surprise me with little treats throughout the years . From Chick Fil A breakfasts to her delicious home made fried chicken. Melissa always welcomed me with open arms. If I had the opportunity to tell her one last thing I'd thank her for always being a friend no matter how much time had passed. Melissa, you will be forever loved & missed. Thank you for the time we've shared.

Ron Woten

June 4, 2021

I had the Honor, and Privilege of working with Melissa for several years. Melissa always seemed to brighten up when we talked about Family. Everyone could tell Meliss Loved her Family very much. Melissa was caring, helpful, and kind. For her Family, I will continue to keep them in my prayers. I was truly blessed to have known Melissa, and she will forever be in our hearts.

Walter Green III

June 2, 2021

I have known Melissa for over 2 years now! She hired me at my current job with DXC. She was an awesome boss! And she really didn’t know it, but she had sparked my journey in weight loss. I did a lot of research because she started to lose weight. I found my path and we were weight loss buddies! We encourage each other and celebrated our mini milestones!! The 40lbs that I have already lost is thank to her! And the next 100lbs will be in her honor!!
Goodbye Melissa!
And see you on the flip side!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY