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ARCHDALE, N.C. — Mrs. Juanita Burress Melnik, 93, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
She was born in Havaco, WV on March 11, 1923 to the late Joseph and Mamie Murray Burress. She was a long time resident of Welch, WV, before moving to Archdale in 2003. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Welch, where she was an active member of the Women's Circle. Juanita enjoyed gardening and had a particular passion for growing flowers.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Joseph Melnik who owned and operated The Recreation Café in Welch.
She leaves cherished memories with her children, Ron Melnik of Dunbar, WV, Dennis Melnik of Clemmons, NC, Carole Molnar of Archdale; her grandchildren, Tracy Melnik of Clemmons, Dawn Molnar of Archdale, Paula Molnar of Charleston, SC, Jennifer Stafford of Maryville, TN and Nicholas Melnik of Welch. Also surviving are three great grandchildren.
A service to celebrate Juanita's life will be held at 6 pm on Tuesday, January 10, at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale. Interment will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, January 11, at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Bluefield, WV. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday following the service.
Memorials in Juanita's memory may be directed to: Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.
Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com.
Cumby Family Funeral Service of Archdale is in charge of arrangements.
Published on January 7, 2017
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