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Obituary for Melissa Rose

Melissa  Rose
Melissa Ann Rose
Feb. 3, 1985 – May 5, 2018

Melissa Ann Rose, 33, of Waco, entered into the arms of her loving Savior on Saturday, May 5, 2018. A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at OakCrest Funeral Home, 4520 Bosque Boulevard.

Melissa was born Feb. 3, 1985 in Waco to Michael and Dolores (Butler) Rose. She attended schools in China Springs, graduating from China Spring High School in 2003. She studied at Blinn College in College Station and at McLennan Community College. She was certified in Criminal Justice and as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). She enjoyed helping others and worked in nursing homes, hospice, elder care and Department of Criminal Justice – Corrections. She enjoyed all types of sports.

Melissa was a devoted mother to her daughter, Kamryn, and cherished her family and friends. She lived an unselfish life of love, devotion and dedication to others. Melissa’s favorite quote was written by her daughter, “Strength -n- Grace.”

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Alvin Lee Rose and her maternal grandmothers, Annie Mae (Mimi) Butler and Shirley Ann Thomas.

She is survived by her daughter, Kamryn Ryanne (KP) Pankonien; mother, Dolores Butler-Kavey and her husband, Raymond Kavey; her father, Michael T. Rose and wife, Kathy; brother, Brandon Lee Rose; maternal grandparent, Lee Butler and his wife, Wanda; paternal grandmother, Joyce Rose; niece, Paisley Lynn Rose; nephew, Landyn Scott Rose; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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