Shirley Melloy

Obituary of Shirley Melloy

Shirley Melloy was born on June 29,1944, in Clarksburg, West Virginia, to Waverline and Floyd Burnell. She attended elementary through high school in Clarksburg. While in high school, she was a member of the marching band and various other clubs. She is a graduate of Delta Business College with a degree in Data Processing. 

In 1962, after graduation, she married her first husband, Boyd E. Welling. They had four children and traveled while in the military. Though her marriage with Boyd concluded, love found its way back to Shirley when she met and married Terry Melloy in 2002. Shirley and Terry shared many wonderful loving years of traveling, playing golf and spending time with family and friends.  

Shirley worked in the public utilities industry for many years and in many different capacities, ranging from clerical positions to company airline stewardess, pipeline right of way aerial observer, and manager of the corporate travel department. She worked at Consolidated Gas Corporation until she retired in 2002. After retiring, she held positions with Florida Institute of Technology and Mountain Leverage. At one point, she and Terry worked together at Butler Manufacturing Company. 

Shirley’s hobbies included cooking, baking, cake decoration, golfing, traveling, and entertaining family and friends. Cooking and helping with her grandkids were some of her greatest joys. 

She traveled to many exotic places in her lifetime including Turkey, Aruba, Greek Islands, Japan, cruised throughout the Caribbean, as well as visited most of the states in the United States.  

She and Terry were members of the Indian River Colony Club Chapel. On many Sundays they picked up floral arrangements for their religious services. 

She is preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Waverline Burnell, her brother, Paul Burnell, and son, Michael Welling, as well as her two nephews, Jeff and Tim Burnell. 

Survivors include her loving husband Terry Melloy, her sister Naomi Burkhammer and brother Jim Burnell, Sr., daughters Debra Dobbs (Terry) of West Melbourne and Kathy Steele (Mike) of Melbourne, and son Mark Welling of West Virginia. Shirley has seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren as well as six nieces and nephews.  

A viewing and memorial service will be held November 12th at 1:30pm at Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, 5400 Village Drive, Rockledge, FL 32955. Monday, November 13th at 9:15am, a burial service will be held at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Lane C. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Second Harvest.  

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Memorial Service

1:30 pm
Sunday, November 12, 2023
Beckman Williamson Funeral Home
5400 Village Dr
Rockledge, Florida, United States
Viewing and Memorial Service

Committal Service

9:15 am
Monday, November 13, 2023
Cape Canaveral National Cemetery
5525 US 1
Mims, Florida, United States
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