Melissa Lynn Williamson Ypsilanti, MI and Painesville, Ohio
Age 25, passed away June 26, 2020 from injuries sustained in an accident while riding her bike with her life-partner. She was born on May 17, 1995 in Cleveland, Ohio to Roy Matthew and Kerri Lynn (Maynard) Williamson.
Melissa graduated from Riverside High School in Painesville Township, Ohio where she was active with the marching band and theatre arts. In 2016 she earned her bachelor’s degree in lighting design and theatre arts from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, and was currently working in her field. While attending EMU she was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi-Delta Upsilon, marching band and theatre.
Melissa was a huge fan of the Cleveland Indians, had a love for animals and the outdoors, Disney musicals and Cedar Point. She immersed herself in Marvel comics even dressing up as Captain America for Halloween. Her love for outdoors was intense ever since she was a little girl. Her family had to beg her to come in no matter how cold or how long she was out there. She loved camping, cycling, kayaking and a lot of outdoor adventures with her family. She and her dad often took long bike rides throughout the countryside. She was always the happiest when she could be doing activities outdoors.
She met her soul-mate Coleen Huling who had many of the same interests in life.
Camping, fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking and Cedar Point as they formed a bond that will never be broken. They enjoyed life together and their families are consoled that in death they will always be together.
Survivors besides her parents include her twin sister Michaella Lynn of Ypsilanti, a brother Josh, a sister Renee, paternal grandmother Barbara Lynn Williamson, maternal grandparents Dale and Ellen Maynard all of Ohio along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and a multitude of friends.
An outdoor visitation for both her and Coleen will be held at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home in Milan on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 4-8 PM. Social distancing and face mask are required. There will also be calling hours at North Mentor Centenary United Methodist Church in Mentor Ohio on Friday, July 3, 2020 from 9-12 pm with an open-air memorial service at noon. A GoFundMe has been set up by her family.