Mrs. Melissa J. Aull

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Mrs. Melissa J. Aull entered into eternal rest the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, surrounded by loved ones, at the Wendover Hospice House in Shelby, N.C. Melissa Judith Martin Aull, 64, of Parker Lane, Tangier, was formerly of York County, S.C.

The memorial service was Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at The Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd in York, S.C. The Eastern Star Funeral Rite was held in the church parish house prior to the memorial service. There will also be a memorial service held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Swain Memorial United Methodist Church in Tangier.

Mrs. Aull was born Feb. 1, 1954, in Albany, Ga., the daughter of the late Richard Everette Martin and Emily Virginia LeGrand Martin.

She was a member of Swain Memorial United Methodist Church where she was in the church prayer band as well as the women’s prayer band, the United Methodist Women, and a former member of Adnah United Methodist Church in Rock Hill, S.C. She was a former member of Corinthian Chapter Order of Eastern Star in Newport, S.C. With a caring heart, she was a longtime registered nurse who specialized in psychiatric nursing. Mrs Aull was a very talented musician who, in addition to being a singer, played the flute and guitar.

Mrs. Aull is survived by her son and caregiver, Scott-David Thielbar, of Kings Mountain, N.C.; daughter and caregiver, Virginia Thielbar, and son-in-law, Michael “Georgia” Lackey, of Rockmart, Ga.; daughter, Alexandria Blake, of Clover, S.C.; and daughter, Richette Martin. In addition to her children, she is survived by her uncle, Louis E. LeGrand, of Squaw Valley, Calif.; Gary Aull, to whom she was married; and nine grandchildren, Katrinia “Kat” Ballard, of the home, Christian Ballard, Savannah Lackey, Hannah Lackey, Ethan Thielbar, Angel Ballard, Emily Thielbar, Faith Sells, and Brooklyn Thielbar. She is also survived by several special friends: Kathi Wood and family; Jean Salo and family; David and Kathy Thielbar; Aubrey “Abby” Daniels; Matthew Goodwin; and the community of Tangier, that welcomed her and made her proud of having muddy toes. She had many caregivers who were very important whom she held close to her heart and for whom her family is very grateful.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Aull was preceded in death by her brother, James “Jimmy” Wyatt Martin, and sister, Ginger Martin Miller. Memorials may be made to Swain Memorial United Methodist Church, Mission Fund, P.O. Box 199, Tangier, VA 23440; or The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403 or www.cbf.org 

Arrangements were made by the M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home in Clover, S.C.

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