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Interment following funeral service

Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery
Monday December 30th, 2019

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Monday December 30th, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Funeral Service

Monday December 30th, 2019

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Melissa Lynn Willard

Melissa Lynn Willard, 61, of Maiden, passed away on December 25, 2019 at the Brian Center, Gastonia. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 8, 1958, the daughter of the late John Willard and Neva Thomas Herms. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dickie Scott. Melissa enjoyed reading, cross stitch, visiting the beach, photography, and making jewelry. She loved roses and competed in the New York State Fairs rose competitions.She also loved and cherished her grandchildren.

Melissa is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Michelle and Randy Armes; sisters & brothers-in-law, Kathy and Bob Conrad, Linda and Charlie Frank; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Joyce Scott; and her grandchildren, Jordan and Kirsten.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Benson Funeral & Cremation Services of Mount Holly. The family will receive friends from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Hillcrest Gardens, Mount Holly.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Stacey and Keith Hutchins

Stacey Hutchins Dec 29 2019 12:00 AM

Lisa, I loved you your whole life. I will miss you for the rest of mine! Love Kathy

Kathy Conrad Dec 28 2019 12:00 AM

Will always remember our Euchere games and trip to Canada to spend our winnings. Love to you and RoRo

Jack Risio Dec 28 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Melissa Willard

Staff of Benson Funeral & Cremation Services Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

Lisa, I pray and know you will find the peace you so deserve. May the Lord wrap his arms around you forever. You were a joy to have in our family and we loved you from the moment you were born. You will be missed but never forgotten..God Bless and keep you. Love you..

Linda Frank Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

I loved you Aunt Lisa ever since I was a little girl! I remember you babysitting me and going to visit you in Rochester. We always had a special connection for each other and I had your back when no one else did. I love you

Renee Prestigiacomo Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Melissa Willard

Renee Prestigiacomo Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

Say hi to Mommom and Uncle Dickie

Renee Prestigiacomo Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Melissa Willard

Michelle Armes Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

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Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM