Melinda Ann Hassell, 50, of Clayton, died on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Born July 5, 1972 in Washington County she was the daughter of the late Marvin Edward Hassell and Barbara Ann Spruill Phelps. Melinda graduated from Lawrence Academy in 1990 and St. Mary's College in 1992 with an Associates Degree. She had a special place in her heart for each of these schools.
Melinda was a loving and caring person who's smile would brighten up your day. Her kind heart and loving personality will never be forgotten and will forever remain in the hearts of all who knew her. She shared her thoughtfulness and love of others by her donation of the gift of sight to many recipients who now will be able to see.
Her family includes her aunts, Rita Tarkenton and husband Thomas of Roper, NC, Ernestine Spruill of Creswell, NC and Nancy Phelps of Roper, NC; special friend, Ed Martin of Clayton, NC; cousins, Amber McMullen, Chrystie Smith, Linda Spear and Lisa Smith.
Funeral service will be held Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth with Reverend Ronnie Casper officiating. Private family burial will be held. Family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service and other times at the residence of Rita and Thomas Tarkenton.
Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.