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DeAnn Alma Melhinch

March 6, 1951 ~ February 14, 2020 (age 68)


DeAnn Alma Melhinch,68, of Wake Forest, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born in Wichita, Kansas to the late Bill and Christine Thompson Blackwell.

 DeAnn and her family moved to Raleigh NC in 1990 to start their business. She loved working very much and enjoyed getting to know employees and customers on a personal level. Her true calling in life was being a wife and mother. Her number one hobby was spending time doing anything with her family. She loved to express love and affection through gifts and left a true legacy in her family and business. Everyone loved her bright smile, positivity and bubbly personality. To know her was truly to love her.  Her warm personality and her endless compassion for others will be missed.

A celebration of DeAnn’s life will be held at 11 o’clock, Thursday morning, February 20, 2020, at Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 followed by a visitation at the church.

Mrs. Melhinch is survived by her husband Charles E. “Charlie” Melhinch; daughters, Megan Melhinch Baldwin & husband Matt of Wake Forest and Mandy D’Ugo & husband Vincent of Creedmoor; grandchildren, Jackson, Olivia, Cooper & Luke Baldwin and Evander D’Ugo; sister, Pam Kerbs & husband Terry and their son, Matt of Knoxville, TN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter ‚Äč5171 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 101 Raleigh, NC 27612.

A service of Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, Wake Forest, NC.(919)556-7400

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Celebration of Life
February 20, 2020

11:00 AM
Hope Lutheran Church
3525 Rogers Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Please note
Friends may visit with the family at the church following the service.


Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter
5171 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 101, Raleigh NC 27612

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