with her husband Jason Ridings Shutt and her daughter Rinoa Faith Shutt holding her hands.
She was surrounded by other family and friends who traveled far to be with her on her final journey.
She died of invasive metastatic cancer. Diagnosed on Thursday, she was
gone three days later. Melissa was 43 years old.
A native of Land O’Lakes, Florida, Melissa and her family moved to South Carolina three years ago to be near her husband’s family.
She worked at Nephron Pharmaceuticals in quality assurance and loved her co-workers and was proud to be a part of the company’s mission to make life-saving drugs and devices.
Melissa will be remembered for her broad smile, her willingness to always help a friend, her unparalleled work ethic, and her complete devotion to her family.
She loved the beach, gaming, sporty cars, a dodgy flea market, fishing with her Dad, New Kids on the Block, and a great roller coaster. Melissa and Jason actually met while working at Busch Gardens.
She was predeceased by her parents, Esther and Jimmy Vickery, who both succumbed to Covid-19 last year.
She is survived by her sister, Marla Garren(Chris), her niece Kayla Garren, nephew Daniel Garren, her in-laws Nekki Shutt and Francie Kleckley, John and Michelle Shutt, her niece Catherine “Katie” Shutt, Sheila Clause, Kris Shutt, Shelley Goldman, Brooke Gates, and treasured friends Chris Cooper, DeAnn Barton, Jennessy Smith-Messina, and Kim Moge.
At Melissa’s request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be sent to Habitat for Humanity www.habitatcsc.org/donate.
Published September 15, 2021