OBITUARY

Melinda Menendez

May 10, 1941July 4, 2013
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MENENDEZ, Melinda, 72, passed away on July 4, 2013 in Tampa, FL. Melinda was born and raised in Ybor City, FL and graduated from Jefferson High School, Class of 1960. She loved the beach, dancing, and music but the most important thing to her was her family and her friends. Melinda was a very social person and she always enjoyed meeting new people. She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved brother, Carlos A. Menendez III. Melinda is survived by her daughters, Denise Lala Thomson (Wayne) and Michelle Lala, her grandson, the love of her life, Zachary Thomson, sister Judith Rivero, sister-in-law Elaine Menendez, four nephews and many cousins. A visitation will take place from 5 to 7PM at Gonzalez Funeral Home on Wednesday July 10, 2013 with funeral services beginning at 7PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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July 11, 2013

Judy and family,
I will always remember Melinda's wonderful, warm smile, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jeanne De La Paz
JHS Class of '61

Margaret Valdes

July 10, 2013

Dear JUDY AND FAMILY, ANTHONY AND I ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MELINDA WAS ALWAYS A SWEETHEART. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE. WE WERE SO SHOCKED OF HER DEMISE. WITH MUCH LOVE, MARGARET AND ANTHONY VALDES

July 10, 2013

We are so very sorry for your loss....May you rest in peace dear Melinda...Love, Chris, Michelle, Courtney & Hannah...Xoxoxo

Susan Freer

July 10, 2013

My sincerest condolences to Melinda's family from me and my daughter,Kelly Moore,who was a longtime friend and admirer of Melinda. God keep you all in his arms.

Vincent Palermo

July 10, 2013

When someone we love passes a part of us passes too. I was shocked when I heard of Melinda's passing. To her family I am so sorry. God Bless you all.

Sandra Charbonier

July 10, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Melinda was a special person and devoted to her family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Brian McGimsey

July 10, 2013

Judy,
I so very sorry for your loss. I will always have a special place in my heart for your sister Melinda. The trip to Asturias,Spain with the Tampa Sister-Cities group in Sept. 2010, was so much fun. Melinda must have taken over 1,000 photos and was enjoying every moment. She and I shared Churros and Chocolate in an Oviedo cafe and enjoyed a wonderful conversation. May she and your brother rest in God's eternal light forever.

Brian McGimsey

Suzanne Banda

July 10, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I love you. Your mother was so beautiful.

Laura Craver

July 10, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Angel and Letty Baltar

July 10, 2013

Judy, Denise, Michelle, and Family,
We were so shocked to find out about Melinda. On Saturday, July 1st we sat with her at Conga's Cafe, and as always, enjoyed her company and sharing stories. We would have never imagined that it would be our last time with her. She always displayed a tremendous amount of affection towards her friends and spoke very proudly of her family. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Melinda was a very good friend. We will miss her very much.