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Melanie Ann (Styles) Fenley, formerly of Gaylord, passed away on January 4, 2017.

Melanie was born in Traverse City Michigan on December 5, 1991, twenty-five years’ young, and a twin.

She lived a divided life between Florida and Michigan. She was a momma of two beautiful little girls that meant the world to her. She was strong in her faith and spent a fraction of her life being a youth pastor. She spent all her time with her very large group of family and friends.

She will be laid to rest with her husband at Forest Hill Cemetery in Haines City Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jacob Fenley.

She is survived by her children McKenzie and Maleigha Fenley.; her parents Douglas and Donna Styles; her siblings, Mark (Susan) and family, Brian (Elizabeth) and family, Kevin (the late Carol) and family, Joy (Dan) and family, Aaron (Samantha) and family, Matthew and family, Alisha (Adam) and family, Crystal (Jon) and family, and Melinda (Harley) and family; and all extended family.

Visitation at the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 10AM until 12 Noon. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 PM from the Gaylord Evangelical Free Church. The family invites friends to join them for a luncheon at the church after the memorial service.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Visitation To Be Held At: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service

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From: April & John Cummins
Davenport, Florida

December 17, 2016 we celebrated not just Memmy, we also celebrated our Christmas together. Not realizing that day would be our last celebration. While you were staying at the house with us and the girls we had so many long conversations. I will forever hold that dear to me. John will continue with the tradition of Friendlys with McKenzie and also Maleigha, oh and Kobes. John's will always have a special place for you always Melanie. The relationship that you both shared together are beyond words and never can be explained for anyone to understand. That's for him now to cherish. On December 19, 2016 @ 9 PM when you told us you were packed up ready for your trip with the girls. John & I did not want you to go and we voiced that to you. You replied with, "I need to find myself, go and have Christmas with other family and come back and have it all figured out. I needed to think of myself for once". I didn't like it but I backed your decision. I kissed Bug, I kissed Maleigha, I hugged you-a kiss on the cheek. I went and cried watching my girls drive away praying to God for them to have a safe trip. You would snap me, video chat me, text me & call me almost on daily something. I heard you laugh but how cold you were. I told you it's ok to cut your trip short if you wanted and come home. That's what you planned on doing. You were so excited because Maleigha started to roll over on her own and talk more. The love you have for those girls is truly amazing. You were the best Mom and was not shy to ask a question, help or anything from us. I would like to thank God for having you and the girls entering our lives and making a difference for me. My baby Angel as I refer Maleigha as and you to me when we talked about her, thank you for making me a Grammy to my 1st Granddaughter. I will forever have a hole in my heart but more importantly, now they you are my true Angel, you have a special place in my heart. Melanie I love you more than I can express and for anyone else to understand. I will miss so badly our talks because we understood each other. I think you were the only one ever that got me. Thank you for all of it. I ask in Jesus name that you always be with us, look over Lish and Maleigha, guide them through there journey of life and show them your love. In the name of the Father, Amen. Melanie I love you

From: Tiffany Bennett
Lakeland, Fl

Melanie was a great and loving friend. She had a heart of gold and always knew how to put a smile on everyone's face. I loved her personality it always made you feel good just to be around her. She will be truly missed. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for her family, especially the babies. I will continue to pray for Melanie's loved ones. I am truly sorry for the pain you have to endure.

From: Diana Peffers
Gaylord, MI

Dear Donna and Doug, I am so sorry for your loss. You have been in my prayers ever since she passed away. I will continue to pray for peace during this time of grieving.

From: Tricia Morford
Alanson, MI

Melanie, you will be forever loved and missed. Stay close to those babies and those who love you most! Fly high!