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Melissa Ann Penrod
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  • Ralph. H Johnson VA Medical Center, Memorial Donations 3333 For Melissa Penrod
    109 Bee Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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Melissa and I had the same EOD date at the Salem VAMC and worked the same unit. She was a phenomenal nurse. I just found out and my heart aches. I am so sorry that you all are having to endure what must be a difficult situation. I will keep you in my prayers.

Posted by: Monica Coles - Roanoke, VA - Coworker   May 05, 2019

The Paparo family is so sorry for your loss of Melissa.You are in our prayers.

Posted by: Nancy Paparo - Daleville, VA - Friend   Mar 22, 2019

To Melissa's family ~

What a wonderful, loving, radiant daughter you raised. She brought light and kindness wherever she went. My first day at the Charleston VA I was paired with Melissa, I instantly knew that we would get along just fine. I've never met someone who would go above and beyond for everyone. She was true sunshine, even in some pretty rough storms.

I am a better person for knowing her. I will always look at the water and think of

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Posted by: Kayla Berrios - Beaufort, SC - Friend   Mar 18, 2019

Deepest sympathy to Melissa's family and many friends. I was fortunate to work with her at Salem Va. She was an excellent nurse. I shared many wonderful laughs with her.

Posted by: Linda Thompson - Roanoke, VA - Friend   Mar 09, 2019

Melissa was an amazing nurse. She made us laugh and taught us the utmost empathy. i know we will all miss her greatly as well as all the patients who will never have the opportunity to experience her compassionate loving nursing care!

Posted by: Robin Badgley - VA - Coworker   Mar 09, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace to Melissa's family .

Posted by: Joann Clemmer - Roanoke, VA   Mar 09, 2019

Melissa was an amazing young lady with such a free, kind hearted spirit, and amazing nurse. She LOVED all of her patients . I was lucky to work with Melissa at the Salem VAMC.

Posted by: Joann Clemmer - Roanoke, VA - Coworker   Mar 09, 2019

I worked with Melissa at the Salem VA hospital and was blessed to know her. She was a very compassionate and caring nurse that took very good care of her patients. She was a quiet reserved person and I will miss her dearly
My prayers are for comfort for you her Family
I am sorry for your loss

Posted by: Patricia Ramsey - Salem, VA - coworker   Mar 09, 2019

Denny and Debra,

I am so sorry for your loss. Melissa was a beautiful girl.
I still remember us all moving from PA and NJ to Roanoke. Going to your house in Daleville so Debbie could cut our hair , Melissa right by your side.
Please know I have been praying and thinking of you all since hearing the sad news.
God Bless,
Danielle Boam Wooldridge - Troutville, VA

Posted by: Danielle Wooldridge - Troutville, VA - Family Friend   Mar 07, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about Melissa, she was a lovely young lady. Melissa was good friends with my son Shawn. Praying for you.

Posted by: Shirley wold - Salem, VA - Acquaintance   Mar 07, 2019