Melissa J. Mayland, 45, of Manassas, VA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Novant Prince William Hospital in Manassas.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday, January 28, 2019 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner with Rev. Jim Dubert officiating. Burial will be at Concord Township Cemetery in Garner.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 P.M., Sunday, January 27th at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner with a Scriptural wake service at 1:30 P.M. followed by a rosary service. Visitation will resume one hour prior to services on Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial to the family are preferred and will be used towards establishing a 529 educational fund for her children. A PayPal account has been set up at email@example.com
Melissa Jo (Neuberger) Mayland, the daughter of Darrell and Diane (Larson) Neuberger, was born March 30, 1973, in Ames, IA. They moved to Garner, IA in 1977. Melissa received her education at Garner-Hayfield graduating with the Class of 1992. She received her Fashion Merchandising degree from Ellsworth Community College in 1994. She worked in retail in the Minneapolis area for several years. Melissa loved people, especially the elderly and enjoyed her time working at Concord Care Center and Cardinal Grove Assisted Living in Garner. Also, as a Home Health Aid in Virginia where she formed many friendships. On November 8, 2002, Melissa was united in marriage with William (Bill) Mayland. Her wish for a family was fulfilled with the blessing of three children: Gillian, Samara and Atticus. Melissa passed away on January 19th after nearly a twelve-year battle with cancer.
Melissa is survived by her husband, Bill; their children, Gillian (15), Samara (12) and Atticus (10) of Manassas, VA; her parents, Dr. Darrell and Diane Neuberger, Garner, IA; sisters, Kristin (Jamar Hardy) Neuberger, Minneapolis, MN and Erin (Nick) Luders, Pembroke Pines, FL; paternal grandmother, Irene Neuberger, Cedar Falls, IA; mother-in–law, Karen Mayland, Garner, IA; sisters-in-law, Kristin (Rick) Cook, Sioux Falls, SD and Kimberly (Ken) Meyers, Garner, IA; nieces and nephews, Jax and Hendrix, Robert, Elizabeth, Ryan and Kevin, Kyle, Katelyn and Cassandra; aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends and her beloved pug, Oscar.
She was preceded in death by her grandpas, Lincoln Neuberger and Martin Larson; maternal grandma, Marjorie Larson; and father-in-law, William Mayland, Sr.
She was admired by many for her strong faith, bravery and empathy. She touched many lives with her generous spirit and loving smile and will be cherished by all who had the pleasure to know her.
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