Melissa Dawn Doby, 51, died unexpectedly from a heart condition on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Born Melissa Dawn Lyndon on December 18, 1967, she was a native of Randolph County, NC, and the daughter of the late Bobby Lyndon and Judy Brown Lyndon. She was the widow of Randy Miller who died on May 5, 2012. She was also preceded in death by a son, Brandon Miller.
Melissa had been employed with Lowes Corporation for 19 years and worked as a forklift operator at the distribution center in Olin. One of her hobbies was creating homemade block quilts. She also loved Indians, wolves and Harley Davidson Motorcycles, but most of all she loved her family and especially her grandchildren.
Those remaining to cherish her memory include her daughter, Crystal Kilmer (Shawn) of Statesville; two sons, Gerald Doby (Elizabeth Robinson) of Statesville and Anthony Doby (Katie) of Washington State; her fiance’, James “Jimmy” Gambill of Statesville; one brother, Bobby Lyndon, Jr. (Lorraine) and a great-uncle, Tommy Lyndon, both of Sophia, NC; plus three grandchildren: Olivia Kilmer, Tyler Kilmer and Brandon Doby.
A memorial celebration of Melissa’s life will be conducted from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Saturday, January 26, in the Fellowship Hall of Fellowship Baptist Church, 1084 Rainbow Road, Advance, NC.
Reavis Funeral Home of Statesville is serving the Doby family. Condolences may be posted online at www.reavisfhstatesville.com.
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