Linda Louise Melia

May 25, 1947January 28, 2014
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Linda Louise Melia, age 66, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Linda was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois and was a wonderful woman, full of love and always put others before herself. She was a breast cancer survivor and was involved in Pink Ladies, an organization that made blankets for other cancer patients at MD Anderson, even after she found out she had brain cancer. She was on board for the W.O.W. organization in Walden and was on the Golf Board for Humble High School from 1997 - 2004. Linda loved playing golf and being a wonderful wife, mother, extraordinary grandmother, and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer Behrens and Eleanor Undeutsch Behrens, as well as her daughter, Stephanee Ann Melia. She lovingly leaves behind her husband, Johnnie Melia, Jr.; sons and daughters, Kerri Rushing, John Melia, Dawn Melia, Chris Melia, and Brandon Melia; granddaughters and grandsons, Haley Rushing, Kevin Kitchen, Jennie Kitchen, Sophia Melia, and Levi Melia. She also leaves behind brothers, LeRoy Behrens and wife Brenda Behrens, Smithville, Texas, Richard Behrens and wife Rosann Behrens, Houston, Texas, Charles Behrens and wife Marla Behrens, Houston, Texas, and Dennis Behrens and wife Heidi Behrens, Houston, Texas. She was a member at Atascocita United Methodist Church, where she served as an usher even after she became sick. Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home. The Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be 12:30 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2014, in the Chapel of Earthman Resthaven. Interment will follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery. There will be a reception to follow in the Earthman Resthaven Hospitality Room.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 30, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service Friday, January 31, 2014

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Sue Lavey

February 13, 2014

Our sincere condolences to Linda's entire family; in life, many people cross our paths, but I will always remember Linda for her generous and caring spirit and her capacity to always lend a hand or go the extra mile to help wherever it was needed; she always seemed to have so many more hours in her day and could fit so much in them -- I admired her for that alone. May the family find comfort in each other and cherish all their memories of Linda as wife, mother, sister, grandmother, etc. Jerry and Sue Lavey

Lisa Bishop

February 1, 2014

Linda was a great mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed. We wish your family comfort during this difficult time.

Roxanne Edmiston

January 31, 2014

Great woman!!! Was always a pleasure. My condolences, Johnnie. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Jo (Melia) Mercer

January 31, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to you Uncle Johnny and the children. I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Linda's passing, I have always remembered Aunt Linda to be so very kind and sweet. God Bless you and your family, Love, Mary Jo Melia Mercer

January 31, 2014

My prayers to the Melia family for comfort and peace during this difficult time. Linda was a very special friend and was someone you could always count on. Her heart was as big as the blessings she brought to the community. I know she will be missed but Angels are rejoicing as she enters Heavens gates with arms open wide. LOVE TO ALL The Randy and Janet Hunt family

David Branham

January 31, 2014

Linda was a dear friend, especially to my wife, Janie. While she is now with the Lord her acts of love will live on earth forever. My condolences to Jonnie and the rest of the family. I know you miss her very much.

David Branham

January 31, 2014

Linda was such a wonderful Mother and friend. She did so many memorable things for everyone in Walden. She will be missed. Love and hugs to the family.

Jan and Jack McCown

January 31, 2014

My deepest condolences go out to the Melia family for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Johnnie, Brandon and the rest of the Melia family at this sad time. Donna Martin

bill borgsteadt

January 31, 2014

My condolences on the loss of your loved one. I'm not in the inner family circle, but am well acquainted with part, - Bobby and Rhonda Melia. Know she will be greatly missed by all. My thoughts are with you even thouugh I may not be able to meert with you all at the service. Bill Borgsteadt

Debbi Coberly

January 30, 2014

Linda had such a contagious smile! She was so welcoming and friendly - never seemed to meet a stranger. I will miss her smile and her laugh at Bunco - she could roll some dice! :) I'm so blessed to have known her. She will be missed.