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“Our heartfelt condolences! ”
1 of 47 | Posted by: Bob and Ellen Lesburg - Fishers, IN

“Gloria and Dan, I have just heard of Melissa's passing. No words will console you, but please know that I have fond and loving memories of Melissa....Read More »
2 of 47 | Posted by: Pamela Allison - CHARLESTON, SC

“Dan & Gloria, I am so so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Even after a decade, I remember her quick wit, ready smile, and joyful manner. Melissa...Read More »
3 of 47 | Posted by: Amanda Golebiowski - Raleigh, NC

“To Goria and Dan...I just learned of Melissa's passing.My love and prayers are with you. A gentle and lovely light has gone from our world! ”
4 of 47 | Posted by: Kit Hargrove - com, GA - Friend

“We were honored to know her. She was a positive calm in our daughter Meagan's life. Their friendship went well beyond Meagan's high school years . As...Read More »
5 of 47 | Posted by: Angie Miller - Charleston,, SC

“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Your daughter sounds like she was a wonderful person. ”
6 of 47 | Posted by: Clayton and Rosemarie Lankford - SC

“Dan, Gloria and Kyle,Please accept our sincerest condolences. Melissa was just a downright sweetheart and our hearts are so sad for your loss. You...Read More »
7 of 47 | Posted by: Ben and Lauren Scott - SC

“I met Melissa around 15 years ago when I was working at a personal training studio where she was a client. We kept in touch via social media over...Read More »
8 of 47 | Posted by: Christina Cubitt - Acquaintance

“Danny, Gloria, & family, although we didn't know Melissa, from all we've read and heard about her, it sounds like she was a selfless, remarkable...Read More »
9 of 47 | Posted by: Linwood Williams - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Dear Danny, Gloria and family,With our deepest heartfelt sympathy we are keeping you close in thoughts and prayers. With the Lord's guidance,...Read More »
10 of 47 | Posted by: SHARON AND BRITT MORGAN - FL

“Kyle, we are so sad for the loss of your precious wife. I will so miss running into the two of you around town and hearing Melissa's infectious...Read More »
11 of 47 | Posted by: Dana Holladay - Mount Pleasant, SC

“We are so sorry to hear of Melissa's passing. I have many fond memories of growing up and getting to play with Melissa in our fathers' office and the...Read More »
12 of 47 | Posted by: Ramsey Scott - Fort Collins, CO

“Danny, Gloria, Kyle and Brad I was so sad to hear about Melissa.She could light up a room!She will be missed!I have you in my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
13 of 47 | Posted by: Patricia Murray Gulliford

“Kyle,We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and both families in our thoughts and prayers and asking for comfort for all of you.Love...Read More »
14 of 47 | Posted by: Sheron & Louis Jacobs - Florence, SC

“Danny & family,SO sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for the peace that passes all understanding for you and your family. Sincerely,Walter ...Read More »
15 of 47 | Posted by: WALTER & DEBRA DAVENPORT - SC

“Melissa was an amazing teacher to my three children at FBS, a terrific encourager, a welcoming soul, and a true friend to so many. She made a...Read More »
16 of 47 | Posted by: Dana Marchant - Friend

“Dearest Gloria and Danny, Ronnie and I so very sorry to hear the news about Melissa. Please know we are keeping you all close in our hearts and...Read More »
17 of 47 | Posted by: Barbara Burkett - Charleston, SC

“Mrs. Legare was a long-time friend of mine. As a student, I have so many memories of her. My heart goes out to Mr. Brown and their families. I will...Read More »
18 of 47 | Posted by: Jonathan Marchant - Student

“Anybody who had or knew Ms. Legare-Brown knows that she was always a bright spot in any day, a warm, caring, helpful, and fun individual. I won't...Read More »
19 of 47 | Posted by: Manoli Stavrinakis - Charleston, SC

“Prayers and love to all family and friends and anyone else who was blessed with the chance to meet her. I'll always look back and smile fondly on the...Read More »
20 of 47 | Posted by: Metz Prause - Student

“My sincere condolences. ”
21 of 47 | Posted by: Michelle Schwartz - Hanahan, SC

“Danny and Gloria, I am so sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your daughter, Melissa. Please know that I am thinking of you both and Kyle. Love to...Read More »
22 of 47 | Posted by: Libby Murphy - Family

“Dan and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I never had the opportunity to meet Melissa but from reading other's posts who knew her, I can...Read More »
23 of 47 | Posted by: Darla Ryan - Moncks Corner, SC

“Kyle, Dan, and Gloria, we offer our deepest sympathy. Know that you are in our prayers. May God be with you during these trying times. Melissa was a...Read More »
24 of 47 | Posted by: BT Weathers - Friend

“Danny & Gloria, We just learned of the death of your daughter. We are keeping your family in our prayers.Bubba & Cindy Spencer ”
25 of 47 | Posted by: Bubba & Cindy Spencer - Friend

“Melissa always had a smile on her face. I so enjoyed seeing Melissa and Kyle together. It was a picture of true love. Kyle, praying for you and the...Read More »
26 of 47 | Posted by: Elaine Brown - Columbia, SC

“Our daughter, Millie, had the privilege of being in Mr. Legare's AP European History Class at First Baptist School during her sophomore year. Ms....Read More »
27 of 47 | Posted by: Wade and Sharon Knowles - SC

“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
28 of 47 | Posted by: American Heart Association

“My heartfelt prayers and condolences to the husband, family, and close friends of Melissa. Her unforgettable smile could brighten a room and I pray...Read More »
29 of 47 | Posted by: Felicia Greene (Gregg) - SC

“Rest In Peace ”
30 of 47 | Posted by: Mary Ellen DeVitta - Montrose, NY

“I had the pleasure of teaching Melissa in AP English her senior year at Middleton High School. She was so loved by her peers and teachers, for...Read More »
31 of 47 | Posted by: Sandra Pell - Teacher

“My heart is with my First Baptist family as we celebrate this wonderful, caring person ”
32 of 47 | Posted by: Manoli Stavrinakis - Charleston, SC

“Melissa taught our son at First Baptist, she had such a love for her students and teaching! So sad to hear this news, our prayers are with you, Kyle,...Read More »
33 of 47 | Posted by: Karen Stavrinakis

“Ms. Legare pushed her students to learn more, to work harder and to always ask questions. We will always remember her as a wonderful teacher who...Read More »
34 of 47 | Posted by: Leanne, Matthew Weimar (Crane) - SC

“Melissa, had a wonderful smile and a great laugh. She will be missed by so many people whose lives she touched. ”
35 of 47 | Posted by: Chuck and Mary Funderburk - MN

“What a wonderful woman and teacher she was! We were blessed to have had her in our lives! So thankful she and Kyle were both of our time at First...Read More »
36 of 47 | Posted by: Bubba, Beth, Lindsey, and Lauren Williams

“Melissa was loved by so may students and parents at First Baptist School. She was truly an awesome teacher. She touched the lives of every student...Read More »
37 of 47 | Posted by: Vicki Altman

“Coming into your class everyday to pick up the kids for movement was always so fun. I enjoyed walking in and seeing what the kids were doing!! They...Read More »
38 of 47 | Posted by: Gabriela Acosta - Charleston, SC

“From the second Kyle brought Melissa home you could feel the love the two of them shared. They were truly made for one another. Melissa was...Read More »
39 of 47 | Posted by: Ashley and Doug MacEwan - NY

“I was so fortunate to be Melissa’s math teacher at Middleton High School. She had a beautiful smile and bright sparkling eyes that one will not...Read More »
40 of 47 | Posted by: Judy Jordan - Charleston, SC

“Danny and Gloria, Debbie and I just heard about Melissa. Our hearts are breaking for you. ”
41 of 47 | Posted by: Keith and Debbie Summey - SC

“Mrs. Legare was one of the best teachers First Baptist had the privilege of employing. First, she was a great educator and taught me many things. I...Read More »
42 of 47 | Posted by: Burk Arredondo - Charleston, SC

“The Keisler family was fortunate to have been touched by both Melissa and Kyle. Our prayers are with you all today and in the days to come. Words...Read More »
43 of 47 | Posted by: Diane Keisler - Hollywood, SC

“We are deeply saddened to hear about Melissa all our deepest sympathy and prayers are being sent. Although we were never blessed to meet Melissa her...Read More »
44 of 47 | Posted by: Lorraine Reitbauer - Greenacres, FL

“To Kyle and the Legares,I am so very sorry for your loss. I loved working with Melissa and cherished our friendship in the years since. Sending you...Read More »
45 of 47 | Posted by: Laura Mack Smith - Charleston, SC

“Melissa was a sweetheart. She will be dearly missed. ”
46 of 47 | Posted by: Marie Brown - Columbia, SC

“I am so incredibly sorry for your loss! Melissa and I went to middle and high school together. We were in chorus together and had a ton of classes...Read More »
47 of 47 | Posted by: Melody Burnett (Blake) - Macungie, PA

Melissa Colleen Legare Brown went to be with the Lord on Friday October 23, 2020. Her funeral service will be held at First Baptist School of Charleston football stadium on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM. The athletic facilities of First Baptist School are located at 2051 George L. Griffith Blvd., James Island, SC 29412. Entombment will be private at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Melissa is survived by her beloved husband Kyle A. Brown, her adoring parents Daniel O. Legare and Gloria S. Legare, her brother William Bradley Legare, Esq., Kyle's mother Kate Crowley from New York (Dan), Kyle's father Winfield Brown (Nancy), Kyle's grandfather John "Pop" Donohue. Melissa will be remembered well by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews all of whom she adored.

Melissa was born May 20, 1980 in Charleston, SC where she resided her entire life. She loved being with her family, friends, and students. She especially loved
being surrounded by family and friends on holidays and celebrations.

Melissa graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Historic Preservation and a master's degree from Savannah College of Art and Design in Historic Preservation.

Melissa was an educator and taught students at First Baptist School of Charleston. She had just begun a new journey teaching at Trident Academy where her husband also works. Melissa was a light unto the Lord and a lamp of hope to her students. She worked in an occupation she had no idea she would enter. God put her there for Kyle to find.

She will be fondly remembered and sorely missed, but always loved. To God be the Glory, great things He has done. Melissa's life will influence more people then we will ever know.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association ( and the Boon Project for Young Adults Fighting Cancer (