May 5, 1975 - November 28, 2020
Melissa Ann Roark, 45, of Bristol, VA, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN. She was born in Bristol, TN on May 5, 1975, a daughter of the late Daniel Ray Roark. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rick Love; Maternal Grandparents, Jack Musselwhite and Mary Ann Musselwhite; and Paternal Grandparents, Jack and Imogene Roark. Melissa was a loving daughter, mother, sister, aunt and friend. She graduated from college with her Bachelors in social work and spent her entire career dedicated to serving and caring for others. Melissa was employed at UETHDA for many years until most recently starting at Aetna Health. She was best described as a fun loving person to be around and was a big kid at heart. Melissa enjoyed spending time with her niece and nephews and pulling pranks and gags on her friends and family. Melissa is survived by her mother, Deloris Ann Musselwhite Roark Whitaker and stepfather, John Henry Whitaker of Bristol, VA; one daughter, Kaitlynn Danielle Love and fiance, Bryan Wyatt of Glade Spring, VA; her significant other, Scott Culbertson; three sisters, Amanda Thayer and husband, Hunter Thayer of Meadowview, VA, Angela Whitaker of Bristol, VA and Angie Heath and husband, Leon Heath of Bristol, VA; one niece, Daizy Cross; five nephews, Kyler Thayer, Braiden Cross, Ryder Thayer, CJ Jones and River Thayer; one very special great aunt, Patsy Gobble; two special friends, Mrs. Wilma and Mindy Taylor; and several special cousins, aunts and uncles. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 5th, 2020 at Blevins Funeral & Cremation Services. COVID-19 restrictions will be followed as set forth by the VA Health Department. A private graveside service will be at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to the Washington County Animal Shelter, 27252 Porter Lane Abingdon, VA 24211 and to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html. Condolences for the family may be sent and viewed by visiting www.BlevinsCares.com. Ms. Roark and her family are in the care of Blevins Funeral & Cremation Services, 417 Lee Street Bristol, VA 24201; ph. #: (276) 669-6141.
Melissa Ann Roark, 45, of Bristol, VA, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN. She was born in Bristol, TN on May 5, 1975, a daughter of the late Daniel Ray Roark. In addition to her father,... View Obituary & Service Information
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