Sept. 30, 1961 to Feb. 6, 2019
On Feb. 6, 2019, Melanie Ann Rosemore went home peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Her father, Don Hall and mother, Diana Williams were there to greet her along with her stepfather, John Lanier and sister, Valeria Fredricks.
Melanie is survived by her husband, Kenny; Son: Harley and Harley’s wife, Misty; daughter: Harmoni; son, Bryce and Bryce’s partner, Mandy; sister: Lynnea Kendall and Lynnea’s husband, Paul. Melanie especially loved her grandchildren: Elyse, Justice, Memory, Kailyn, Royal and Raiden.
She fought COPD and lung cancer with much courage and bravery. Melanie did not want to be looked upon as a sick person. She put on a brave face and went out into the world with nobody suspecting that she was battling her disabilities. Melanie had a giant heart and made sure everyone in her family was taken care of even at the expense of her chronic fatigue and pain. She loved to cook for her family and her recipe was a huge helping of love in every dish. Melanie was very proud of her son, Harley when he became a Senior Master Sergeant in the Air Force. She was very proud of her daughter, Harmoni for being the rock of the family and bringing the whole family closer to the Lord. She was very proud of her son, Bryce when he walked again by beating the odds of paralysis after breaking his back in three places. She stood by her husband, Ken when he fought liver disease and peritoneal abdominal cancer. She was there for her beloved family every step of the way during those rough times.
Melanie took pride in her work and insisted that she continue to work. Towards the end, it bothered Mel that her disabilities limited her; however she would never use her illness as an excuse. Melanie was employed at Day Zimmermann Hawthorne for approximately 20 years. After working there she was employed at the Hawthorne Army Depot as the network information technology specialist. One of her great accomplishments was her appointment as the HWAD COMSEC Specialist in 2016 and she received an achievement medal from Lt. Colonel Scott Bishop for performing contractor oversight and assuming duties and responsibilities normally performed by two positions. Melanie worked many long hours and sometimes stayed there all night. This helped guaranty full accreditation for the HWAD COMSEC. Colonel’s Bishop, Johnson and Short were very appreciative for her dedication, perseverance and knowledge. Her efforts kept with the highest traditions of government service reflecting great credit upon herself, Joint Munitions Command and the Department of the Army.
Melanie’s courage and bravery in the face of two devastating diseases is an example to the many people fighting these illnesses. Her long phone calls and silly conversations will be missed. Her silly pranks and playful spirit will be missed also.
The family knows Mel is at peace now, her suffering and pain are no more and we will all be with her again.