Melissa ReNee Roberts was called home by the Lord on Friday, January 15, 2021 at the age of 44 years. She was born on August 25, 1976 in Joliet, Illinois. She graduated from Joliet Central Class of 1994. She also attended Joliet Junior College for Culinary Arts. She was employed by Silver Cross Hospital. She was serving Christ at Saving Power Community Church under the leadership of the late Pastor Eddie L. Pierce in the change of hands, Perfecting Worship Center, serving under the leadership of Elder Tyrone Hinton, Sr. until her call.
Melissa loved the Lord, gospel music, very spiritual daughter of the most high. She loved sunflowers and also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her father, Willie Lee Garner, Jr.; maternal grandparents, Kenneth L. Roberts Sr. and Almetha Roberts; uncle, Robin Roberts; cousins, Duntell Neal, Jr., Imari Chambers and Malik Sanders; spiritual father, Pastor Eddie L. Pierce.
She leaves to cherish her memory; her four loving children, Andrew (Katie Lou), Olivia, Travis and Terry; her mother, Anita Hughes (Deacon Robert Hughes), sister, Machell Roberts; brothers, Wayne and Carlos Garner and a host of siblings. Surviving also are her paternal grandparents, Sarah Garner of Kankakee, IL and Willie Lee Garner, Sr. of Joliet, IL; spiritual mother, Ruthie Pierce; near and dear friends, Tia J. Shelby-Ward, Andrea Martinez, Tanitia McCaskell, Deandrea Stallings; uncles, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
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