Melissa J. Aull entered into eternal rest on the evening of Tuesday, January 29, 2019, surrounded by loved ones, at the Wendover Hospice House in Shelby, NC Melissa Judith Martin Aull, 64, of Parker Lane, Tangier, Virginia formerly of York County, SC.
The Memorial services will be held Monday, February 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM at The Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd in York, SC. The Eastern Star Funeral Rite will be at 6:30 PM in the church parish house prior to the memorial service. There will also be a memorial service held on Saturday February 9, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Swain Memorial United Methodist Church in Tangier, Virginia.
Mrs. Aull was born on February 1, 1954 in Albany, Georgia, the daughter of the late Richard Everette Martin and Emily Virginia LeGrand Martin.
Mrs. Aull was a member of Swain Memorial United Methodist Church where she was in the Church Prayer Band as well as the Women’s Prayer Band and the United Methodist Women, and a former member of Adnah United Methodist Church in Rock Hill, SC. She was a former member of Corinthian Chapter Order of Eastern Star in Newport, SC. With a caring heart she was a long time registered nurse who specialized in psychiatric nursing. Mrs Aull was a very talented musician who in addition to her voice played the flute and guitar.
Mrs Aull is survived by her son and caregiver Scott-David Thielbar of Kings Mountain, NC, daughter and caregiver Virginia Thielbar and son-in-law Michael “Georgia” Lackey of Rockmart, Ga, daughter Alexandria Blake of Clover, SC and daughter Richette Martin. In addition to her children she is survived by her uncle Louis E. LeGrand of Squaw Valley, Ca., Gary Aull to whom she was married, and nine grandchildren Katrinia “Kat” Ballard of the home, Christian Ballard, Savannah Lackey, Hannah Lackey, Ethan Thielbar, Angel Ballard, Emily Thielbar, Faith Sells, and Brooklyn Thielbar. She is also survived by several special friends: Kathi Wood and family, Jean Salo and family, David and Kathy Thielbar, Aubrey “Abby” Daniels, Matthew Goodwin, and the community of Tangier, Va that welcomed her and made her proud of having muddy toes. She had many caregivers that were very important to her and she held close to her heart and for whom her family is very grateful.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Aull was preceded in death by her brother James “Jimmy” Wyatt Martin and sister Ginger Martin Miller.
Memorials may be made to Swain Memorial United Methodist Church: Mission Fund, PO Box 199 Tangier, Va 23440; or The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403 or www.cbf.org.
M.L.Ford & Sons Funeral Home in Clover, SC is serving the Aull Family.