Obituary of Melinda Hope Brown
Melinda Hope Brown, given the name Matthew Winslow Brown at birth, died early Sunday morning, July 7, 2019. She was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, 48 years ago on October 30, 1970. She attended Charlotte Latin School and Charlotte - Mecklenburg Public Schools. Melinda developed a love for cooking at an early age and enjoyed cooking in various Charlotte restaurants for a number of years. For the last ten years, Melinda's passion for technology led to a second career as a cyber security specialist. Unfortunately, Melinda was diagnosed with congestive heart failure three years ago and her health slowly began to decline until her untimely death.
After a private family graveside service at Sharon Memorial Park, the family will receive friends with a reception to follow on Thursday, July11, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service, 1111 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203.
Melinda Hope Brown is survived by her parents, Keris (Fort) and W. Herbert (Herb) Brown, Jr., a daughter, Rose Morgan Brown, aunts and uncles John and Carol (Greene) Fort, Dr. Helen D. Brown, John and Linda (Paige) Brown, Rose's Mother, Carrie Joy Brown and 7 nieces and nephews. Melinda is also survived by a large network of online Reddit friends who brought her much happiness. The family wishes to express deep appreciation to Dr. Scott Lurie, Dr. Margaret Pierce, Yvonne and Divian Johnson who were immensely important to Melinda in her final years. The family is also grateful to the angels who were Melinda's nurses on the 4th floor tower at CMC-Pineville.
Memorials in Melinda's memory may be made to Humane Society of Charlotte, 2700 Toomey Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203 or to Wedgewood Church, 4800 Wedgewood Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210.
"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly"