It is with a heavy heart and deepest of sadness, to let everyone that has been following Melissa's blog with prayers and words of encouragement, know that Melissa passed away the afternoon of August 11th. She was surrounded by family and friends in her final days and was able to have some good smiles and touches of endearment. I wish I could write more, but words at this point will not do her justice...she was my everything. But she lives on in the kids that we were blessed with and I will cherish that forever. Melissa's funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Gretna, followed by lunch in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a private burial after. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Gretna Public School Foundation.