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Dr. Melissa Lee McFarland

Dr. Melissa Lee McFarland
  • March 25, 1977 - June 1, 2020
  • Surfside Beach, South Carolina

Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“My deepest sympathies to Melissa's family. I only met Melissa this past year as we were both in the new employee classes. I enjoyed talking with her...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Susan Thornton - Coworker

“Deepest condolence to Melissa's entire family circle. A beautiful light was extinguished, but we all have memories for a lifetime. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Juliana Glynn - Friend

“Deepest condolence to Melissa's entire family circle. A beautiful light was extinguished, but we all have memories for a lifetime. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Juliana Glynn - Friend

“It's been a long time since I've seen or spoken with Melissa, but I love and respect how much she pushed herself in education. She expected a lot of...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Liz Skelly - Springville, CA

“I've known Melissa for years, as we worked together on our statewide English teachers conference. She was an exceptional person who was such a joy to...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Williams - Myrtle Beach, SC

“My thoughts are prayers are with Melissa and her family. Rest in peace. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Gail Steeves - Myrtle Beach, SC

“I only knew Melissa personally a short while after she began at Horry-Georgetown Technical College, but she was wonderful: a fine colleague, always...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Hedges - Conway, SC

“I count myself fortunate to have known Melissa. I cannot think of anything other than positive things about her. She was kind, caring, incredibly...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Francisco Piedra - San Antonio, TX

“Melissa was my good friend and coworker. Since the moment we met in August during our orientation at HGTC we became friends. We had our offices in...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Mara Lencina - Myrtle Beach, SC

“I will always remember Melissa as a lover of the written word, as a true gourmet who made us delicious treats, and as the ideal mate for my brother. ...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Grace Tretter - Louisville, KY

“I had a chance to work and get to know Melissa over the last year. What I will remember about her is that she was always, always smiling! She was...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Dean Blumberg - Myrtle Beach, SC

“I recognize how difficult Melissa's health challenges must have been but she never complained. Melissa was a glass is always half full kind of person...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Joy McFarland - Family

“Although I didn't know Melissa personally, I know that she accomplished much in her short lifetime. She married into a wonderful family and I know...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Dale Northridge - Greenville, SC

“I only met Melissa once last summer but in that one visit I could tell what an incredible person she waskind, caring, smart, and funny! I'm so sorry...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Beth McFarland - Dublin, OH

Dr. Melissa Lee McFarland, 43, of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, wife of Eric Scot McFarland, entered into eternal rest Monday, June 1, 2020.

Melissa was born March 25, 1977, in Lancaster, South Carolina. She was a graduate of South Carolina Honors College and The Graduate School at the University of South Carolina, and held a PhD in Educational Leadership from Clemson University. She was most recently a professor at Horry-Georgetown County Technical College. Melissa loved books, writing, animals and caring for people. Melissa always made people feel loved.

Melissa is survived by her husband, Eric; stepdaughter, Erin Case McFarland; stepson, Tanner Scot McFarland; mother, Patricia Lee Threatt and stepfather Jeffery Threatt of Lancaster, South Carolina; father, Vernon Eugene Bowers; brother, Kevin Eugene Bowers; sister, Sheila Marie Moree; and beloved pets Oscar and Bunny.

In consideration of public health, celebration of Melissa's life is postponed.

Memorials in her honor may be made to the National Psoriasis Foundation,, or organization of choice.