Melissa "Glitter" Ulery

of Lubbock, TX

February 7, 1972 - January 10, 2022


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Melissa “Glitter” Ulery, 49, of Lubbock, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022. Melissa was born on February 7, 1972, in Lubbock, to Donnie Thorne and the late Paula (Bishoff) Thorne.

She grew up in Lubbock and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1990.

Melissa met Lon Ulery, and they were married on May 25, 2007, in Lubbock, where they have made their home since. She has worked as an account’s specialist for Vexus in Lubbock for many years. Gigi loved and cherished her two grandsons, was very family oriented and loved to bake, ride motorcycles and travel with the BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse). She was a member of the Outlaw Church of West Texas.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Lon “Chrome”; one son; Justyn McAdoo of Lubbock; her father, Donnie Thorne of Lubbock; one brother, Randall Thorne of Lubbock; one sister, Donna Thorne-Blevins of Lubbock; two grandsons, Jayson and Rhys McAdoo. She was preceded in death by her mother, Paula Thorne, on October 15, 2019.

Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be planned for a later time. Cremation arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Combest Family Funeral Homes and Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, Glitter’s family requests that memorials in her memory be made to the Children’s Miracle Network Lubbock, c/o University Medical Center, 602 Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79415.

A benefit account for Melissa "Glitter" has been established through Happy State Bank, and donations will be accepted at any Lubbock location.

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32 Condolence(s)
Michael Walton
Lubbock, TX
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Worked with Melissa and was truly blessed by her kind and helpful spirit.The world is deminished by her passing!

Randa Gray
Lubbock, TX
Friday, January 14, 2022

As I drove to work this morning I saw the most amazing West Texas sunrise! I was in awe of God's beauty!! As I reflected on all of God's beauty, I was thinking that this is nothing compared to what Melissa is witnessing right now!!! Not only is she in her loving Savior's arms, but she is in the presence of her mom and her brother!! I can only imagine the reunion that took place!! She is in no pain and is celebrating life to the fullest!! I pray for peace for all of those left behind to cherish her memory, but know that someday soon, we will all be together again!! Until we meet again my sweet cousin!! Love you!!

Deborah Miller
Littlefield, TX
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Melissa was such an amazing lady, I hadn’t seen her in a while but kept up on Facebook, she was a beautiful, fun loving soul and I am so blessed to have known her! There will never be another like her! My prayers are with Lon and the family!

Catherine Jaramillo (nee Morris)
Shallowater, TX
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Super fond memories of Melissa, & the fun we had, when we escorted my sister down the aisle, in 1990. She was beautiful, vivacious, bold, & just fun to be around.
My deepest sympathies to her closest friends, & family. I know she is missed, desperately

Lee Feasel
Lubbock, TX
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Lon, Donna Justyn Donnie squishie and jellybean my heart aches for your loss. Melissa was one of a kind and will be missed. We fell out of touch for a while but reconnected this summer. I will cherish the memories made with my running buddy. Please know I am here for you if you need anything even if it's only listening

Jennifer Blanton
Lubbock, TX
Thursday, January 13, 2022

The world has definitely lost a bright soul. Your smile lit up every room you were in. I hope your dancing up there!

Brandi Henderson
Lubbock, TX
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Sending my love and condolences to the family. Fly High Glitter!

Cody and Kathi Thorne
Lubbock, TX
Thursday, January 13, 2022

We are extremely sorry for your loss and share in your grief. I
Our prayers are with you all and ask God to give you the peace
and comfort you all need at this time.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time
are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be
revealed to us.
Romans 8:18

Love to you all.

Diesel & Slide (Randy and Michelle
Lubbock, TX
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Fly High Sweet Sister ! Sparkle down from Heaven like you always sparkled in like !
Miss you bunches … until we meet again
Diesel and Slide

Jodie Bishop
Lubbock,
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Praying for peace and understanding during your time of loss.

Terry
Lubbock,
Thursday, January 13, 2022

RIP you have gained your wings. No more pain look out for us. You will be missed ma. Love Crash

Sundae Bouldin
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

You will be truly missed. you were so fun to be around and always smiling Fly high Angel and raise hell.

Johnny and Chris Whipple
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

God bless you Melissa. We will miss your beautiful personality
May God bless your family. I know how much you will miss your
Beautiful sister, Donna and Randall. And your beautiful daughter, Donnie. But know she is with the
Angels in heaven.
We love you all.

Valentine & Kinsey Gonzales
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Our condolences. Glitter will truly be missed. We will keep your family and friends in our prayers

Theresa Webster
Amarillo, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

What to say ... there are really no adequate words to express my sorrow and grief! You were so loved and such a blessing and gift from God that you were a part of my life and family my cuz and I thank God for the time we had you in our lives! My deepest condolences and sympathies to all the family and friends!
Melissa will be missed but her love will endure forever!

Jasmine Anderson
Lubbock,
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Sweet GiGi we miss you more than you know, you brought so much
Love and laughter in my life. I'm so thankful to have had you
As my bonus mama, I love you.

Jack and Angela Tidwell
Midland, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

My beautiful sister was called to Heaven early in life.she was an amazing
Women, loving wife, and an awesome GiGi. She will be missed greatly.
May her sweet spirit and soul find eternal rest and peace.
One day we shall meet again. The BACA Coyote sends his love

Shannon & Nancy Gray
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

So sorry for your loss. The lord got a good one

Dale “Windjammer” Burge
Clyde, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

You touched so many lives that you didn’t even know of! Much love and condolences to your family. Until we ride together again Sister!

Brandye
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Dear Melissa you will always have a very special in my my heart in is in pecies but i know you are walking with my zoey she was my therpy dog and special people like you orland gibert but i have many special memoeries with you and the great gifts and pretty pictures i loved making you always made my day i love you and lon and the family are very special people to love brandye Davis

Gary & Owen Artz
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

We will miss your smile,la


You will be missed more than you could ever know. You had a great smile and wonderful laugh. You helped more people and helped Gary and myself more than you knew. We love you and will see you again when our souls fly high in heaven.


Olga gerwing
Slide, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

My condolences,praying for you and your family

Kim Williams
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Melissa you were such a blessing to so many. I loved your zest for life and love for everyone around you. Although we were not in contact for several years you were loved and will be missed. Fly high my friend until we meet again.

Christina wagner
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Gone but not forgotten you was a amazing woman and a freat friend you will be missed rip Melissa til we meet again

Amie Thompson-Lightfoot
Ben Wheeler, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

You brought so much light, love and laughter into Lon’s like fe. And just everywhere you went! Rest well beautiful Lady!

Rhonda Miller
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Melissa, you were like family to me. Your radiant smile and sparking personality can never be forgotten. You will live forever in the hearts of others. Until we meet again sweet sister!!

Rondah Thorne Courtney
Carlsbad, NM
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Beautiful Lady you are so loved an will be missed by many. I know your happy, healthy and surrounded by family and friends. Bless your loved ones that are left behind. We will have some rough days ahead. I hope your family can take some comfort knowing your shinning in all the beauty. Forever happy and pain free. There's no sickness in Heaven. Love you very much. Give mom, Robert and Zondra a hug for me. See you soon

Rhonda Sammons
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Melissa you sprinkled your "glitter" on so many, that I am sure you didn't know the impact you had on other people. You will be missed so dearly my sweet friend. Lon, Justyn, Donna, Randall, Donnie, Jason and Rhys, you all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time. May God comfort you and give you peace.

Blake Thorne
Wichita Falls, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

She will be sorely missed. Till we meet again cuz!

Terry and Sheil Forkner
Lubbock,
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Our hearts are broken over the loss of Melisa - we will keep you and your family in our prayers - we Love you and your family very much

Donna and David Blevins
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Love you our beautiful Sister! You are now with our Brother, Leland, Mom, Giddy and all the rest of our loved ones, You made this world a better place and will be truly missed!! I love you to the Moon and Back!! RIP my sweet baby Sister!!

Carol & Don Dewbre
Lubbock, TX
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

So sorry for your loss Lon
May the good Lord wrap him arms around you & comfort you as you go thru this difficult time
We are keeping you in our prayers
We love you very much
🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Carol & Don