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By donna smith ammons

Three years ago plus six months, I said good-bye to a very dear friend and partner in crime, Melanie.

She battled cancer valiantly, took medication, underwent surgery and never gave up hope that she would beat this horrible disease. She had the prayers of hundreds, including her former Many High students, her Stanley High students, her First Baptist Church family, her Sunday School “sisters” plus one, and many more. People who didn’t even know her, said prayers on her behalf.

We didn’t want to give her up, but we were forced to let her go live with Jesus. In the end, she was at peace and was able to spend precious moments with her husband, Al; her much-loved son,

Alan and his wife, Christina; her sisters and friends. Two of us moved in for the last week of her life, helping to take care of her. Others filled the house during the day, taking care of the caregivers, seeing that everyone was fed and comforting each other.

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