OBITUARY

Melissa Joan Pellom

December 28, 1961December 6, 2019
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Melissa Joan Pellom, 57, of Marietta, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019.

Ms. Pellom was born on December 28, 1961, in Marietta, GA, to the late Richard and Maureen Pellom.

She is survived by her sisters, Mona (Jeff) King of Dublin, GA, and Michelle (Paul) Sanders of Villa Rica, GA; Aunts, Joan Patterson of Conasauga, TN, Brenda Gibson of Cisco, and Betty Hampton of Chatsworth, GA; longtime best friend, Teresa Enloe; nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own children, Jenny (Michael) Dent, Christy (Paul) Warren, Andy (Amber) King, and P.J. Sanders; and a host of great nieces and nephews who greatly loved their “Noo-noo.”

Ms. Pellom was a 1979 graduate of Joseph Wheeler High School. She worked for East Marietta Drug Store and First Union Bank in Marietta for many years. On December 10, 1989, she received a combination kidney and pancreas transplant, an operation which was still experimental at the time. Ms. Pellom packed her Bible and bravely underwent the double transplant. She was forever grateful to her anonymous organ donor and to her Heavenly Father for this miracle. Ms. Pellom was a LifeLink supporter and devoted advocate for organ transplantation.

Ms. Pellom was a faithful servant of Christ and an active member of Eastwood Baptist Church. She had a passion for the church and expressed true joy while serving in various capacities, including ESL classes, vacation bible school, and on multiple committees over the years. Her kindness, bravery, humor, and faith impacted all those who knew her. She will be greatly missed by friends and family.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home at 2pm with Rev. Justin Holcomb officiating. The family will receive friends at 1pm, prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the mission fund at Eastwood Baptist Church, 1150 Allgood Rd. Marietta, GA 30062 or to the LifeLink Legacy Fund at www.lifelinkfoundation.org/legacy-fund/.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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Donna Johnson

December 9, 2019

Mona and Michelle,
There are just no words to describe the feelings you have when you lose your first best friend, your sister. You share memories together that no one else can come close to. Our family was always a close one and we have been blessed because of that. I love you all.
Donna

Charles and Brenda Mikel

December 9, 2019

My heart is full of tears because we will miss a very special friend..We hadn't known the Pelloms very long when Melissa got the call for her transplant. But, oh how we rejoiced. The Pelloms became our family away from our family in Louisiana. I know for sure we will be seeing her in our Heavenly home. Love and Prayers to you all.💝

Darlene Storey

December 9, 2019

Mona and Michelle,
Our tribe of 8 is now 6. God truly takes the best first. Unending memories of can-can Easter slips and white gloves, skinned knees from falling out of the mimosa trees, swapping parents for 2 weeks every summer. What a wonderful Christmas Melissa is having this year and the sweetest family in the world greeting her. We love you much. I pray that new grace that God sends when we need it so will wrap all around you.
Darlene (Mammaw's #3)

Joel and Joyce Dent

December 9, 2019

We have many fond memories of Melissa. She was a sweet and humble person with a deep faith and a compassionate spirit. She loved God , her. Church, her family and her friends. Her good influence and example will live forever in our hearts,

Deborah Hahn

December 9, 2019

Mona, Michelle, and families,
We are so saddened and heartbroken to hear of Melissa’s passing! We will cherish all of our memories of happy times, especially playing in the big mimosa trees in Mamaw’s front yard and our summer vacation weeks we spent together! She was an amazing example of living a life of strong Christian Faith, strength, and courage! She will always be remembered and loved by all! We are praying for comfort and peace for all! We love you sooo very much!
Debbie and Family

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