Melodie Marie Grimes, age 62, passed away with family by her side February 23, 2019.
Born May 29, 1956 in Manistique, MI to Pearl and Douglas Bennett, the 7th of eight children. She graduated from Marlette High School, married Timothy Grimes on December 14, 1974 having two sons, Ryan and Timmy(Genevieve) and granddaughter Juniper(6 months old). Melodie loved her family immensely enjoying camping, hiking, traveling, and walking. Kayaking and canoeing the Platte River, Jordan and Sturgeon River along with Thumb Lake and Lake Charlevoix during the moon light were some favorite areas to explore.
Melodie worked as a paraprofessional at Birmingham Public Schools and retired in 2012. She was a member of Genesis church after being born again professing faith in Christ. Fighting the good fight of Faith she battled ovarian cancer over 6 years with her husband by her side, they would stay at Hope Lodge in Grand Rapids 215 nights meeting new friends who suffered together, laughed together, and loved each other through the many trials and tribulations.
She is survived by her loving husband Timothy; sons Ryan and Timmy (Genevieve) Grimes; and granddaughter Juniper; siblings Rebecca Bennett Zorn, Jackie Bennett DiMambro, Toni Bennett Jakubowski, John Bennett along 26 nieces and nephews.
Melodie is preceded in death by her parent Douglas Bennett and Pearl Heric Bennett; siblings Douglas John Bennett, Charles Francis Bennett, Sherry Bennett Geister.
A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 401 S. Park St. Boyne City, MI
At 11:00 a.m on Friday, March 1, 2019. Family will receive friends beginning at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial montributions may be made to the Hope Lodge (American Cancer Society) Peter M. Wege Guest House, 129 Jefferson Ave. S.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Arrangements entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.