Melissa Ann Patterson Ball
Funeral services for Melissa Ann Patterson Ball, 35, of Rushville, were October 27, 2008, at Maranatha Bible Church, Glenford. Pastor Steven Shaw will officiate. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
Melissa left her loving family to join her family already in heaven on October 22, 2009, at Pickering House Hospice in Lancaster.
She was born July 14, 1973, in Zanesville, to Gordon E. and Linda L. Greathouse Patterson, of Rushville.
Melissa was a born-again Christian who trusted in God each step through her long journey with cancer. She attended Maranatha Bible Church.
She was a 1991 graduate of Licking County Christian Academy and furthered her education at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C.
Melissa worked in Durham, N.C., for six years at Duke PRMO, and at Glasfloss in Lancaster from 1996 to 1998.
Surviving in addition to her parents are two daughters she loved dearly, Sarah Elizabeth, 10, and Rachel Nicole, 5, of the home; one sister, Jennifer (Rodney) Wiseman, of Somerset; two brothers, Jamie and Phillip Patterson, both of Glenford; grandparents, Wilford and Thelma Greathouse, of Thornville; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Melissa also had wonderful supportive friends and co-workers at Duke PRMO including Annette Barber, Cathy Lopez, Celia Lawrence and Carol Jones.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, James and Iva Patterson; two uncles, Doug Patterson and Thad Kirk; and an aunt, Donna Patterson.
Memorial contributions may be made to FairHope Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., 1111 E. Main St., Lancaster, OH 43130, or Maranatha Bible Church.