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Originally published: 2014-04-16 15:52:43
Last modified: 2014-04-16 15:53:28

Melissa Sue Church

Melissa Sue Church, 48, of Holloway Mountain Road, Boone, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.
Born April 13, 1966, in Watauga County, Melissa was a daughter of Jack and Mary Ruth Presnell Church.
She is survived by her mother, Mary Ruth Church of Elizabethton, Tenn.; three sisters, Jackie Bridges and husband, Tab, and Joyce Henson and husband, Garry, all of Boone, and Pauline Greene and husband, David, of Sugar Mountain; her brother, Marty Church and wife, Jackie, of Elizabethton, Tenn.; and her niece and nephew, Brandie and Garrett Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Church; and nephew, Galen Henson.
Private memorial services for Melissa, officiated by Minister Dan Burks, will be conducted at a later date.  The family respectfully requests no food, and suggests memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Church family.