On Aug. 30, 2015, Melany Cade Griffin of Rockwall, born Sept. 14 1947, received a call, a type “offer” which one simply cannot refuse,” to attend an all-inclusive, exquisite, and completely perfect destination designed especially for her from which she will not be returning. Included in the package is a “Welcoming Party” hosted by all the family and friends she has not seen in a very long time. Here she is assured of all the nature, hummingbirds, butterflies, bunnies, squirrels, wildlife, and stray animals her heart could ever desire. Also guaranteed in the destination-package is plenty of ‘50’s music, karaoke, decorating, entertaining, socializing, and eating delicious meals of her choosing without gaining a single pound! The Dallas Cowboys will be displayed weekly on a screen larger than the one in AT&T stadium, and will appear in two heavenly rooms, “an offensive room and a defensive room.” Laughter and love are abundant, pain and fear are nonexistent.
Melany was born to George Norman Cade and Gloria Wooldridge Cade (Jones) on Sept. 14, 1947. Prior to departure, she enjoyed hearing/reading stories shared by her earthly friends and family, which will forever be cherished by her daughter, Amberly Griffin Brown and husband Adam Ardell Griffin, in a memory book. And speaking of her daughter and husband, Melany left detailed instructions for them to celebrate her memory and care for her faithful, furry companion, Dottie-Girl, both of which are now being followed according to her wishes.
They want to let Melany know she did a phenomenal job with her Earthly assignment and wish her a wonderful journey. They will remember her love for her three grandsons, Adam, Jenner, and Walt Brown; her intense excitement for the holidays; her compassion for all God’s critters; her larger-than-life smile, her keen decorating sense; her unconditional love for friends and family; her spunky energy; and her devoted faith and loyalty to her marriage of 49 years. Melany made a difference in the lives of so many people, as noted in her memory book, and taught others to treat friends as though they were family, to accept others without conditions, and to persevere through difficulties. We invite everyone to join us and celebrate together.
(Adapted from Newburyport News, Topic Obituary; April 2013)
A Celebration of Life memorial service will take place on Friday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Rockwall, 1200 E. Yellowjacket Lane in Rockwall. Interment will follow later that day at Chisholm Cemetery in McLendon-Chisholm.
Online condolences may be made at www.rockwallheraldbanner.com.
Published on  September 11, 2015