Melissa Combs Michael of West Grove

Melissa Combs Michael, 85, of West Grove, died Monday, Nov. 22, at Bay Health/Kent General in Dover. She was the wife of Wilson Hamilton Michael, who died in 2010, an  with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.

Melissa Combs Michael

Born in Mountain City, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Manuel Combs and the late Maclora Parsons Combs.

She worked in the Housekeeping Department of Kendal at Longwood before her retirement.

Mrs. Michael enjoyed watching TV, being with her cat “Baby”, and being with her family and friends.

She is survived by one son, Jeff Michael of North East, Md.; three sisters, Irene Mosier of Landenberg, Emogene Swift of Mountain City, and Josephine Davis of Swansea, S.C.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and was cared for by her grandson Joshua Michael and his wife Christine of Smyrna, Del.

Mrs. Michael was predeceased by one son, John Michael and one daughter Debra Michael.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, Nov. 29, a the Foulk Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove. Her funeral service will follow at noon. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the American Heart Association, 1617 JFK Boulevard, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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