Wednesday, 17 January 2018 the Lord took Candace Elaine Williams Melling, age 69, home. She is survived by her husband of 48 ½ years of marriage, Thomas H. Melling Sr, her daughter Virginia Thomas, both of Virginia Beach and her son, Thomas H Melling Jr, her daughter-in-law Lyne and 5 grandchildren; Paul, Alex, Lexi, Kodi and Everly of Clarksville, Tn.
Candace was raised in West Palm Beach, Fl. and came to Virginia in 1972. Candace graduated from the University of Palm Beach in 1969 and married the same month. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Va.
Candace enjoyed painting, ceramics, a good sweet wine, fine food, traveling, cruising, reading, quite time with her animals, doing jig-saw puzzles and doing computer surveys. Candace also enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens and loved the smell of her Gardenia bush. Candace also enjoyed the company of family, friends and making new friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 27th at 11 AM at First Baptist Norfolk, 312 Kempsville Road in the chapel. Please join the family in the fellowship hall to continue to share memories of Candace. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Candace Melling to help in the fight to cure diabetes.