Melinda Michelle Hill (43) passed away Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Lubbock. She was born December 2, 1978, to Michael Thomas and Brenda Joanne (Tuckness) Hill, in Lancaster, California. She graduated Smyer High School, in 1997, then attended South Plains College and West Texas A&M. Melinda went on to become an administrative assistant and an outdoor adventure trainer. She was an evangelical Christian, attending Melonie Park Church, in Lubbock.
Melinda loved people, never meeting a stranger. She made quick connections with people, finding friends all over the world, throughout her many travels. Melinda had a gift of making people feel comfortable and cared for while in her presence; she was well-loved by anyone she happened to meet. Melinda had a heart for missions, family, friends, children, animals, and was always ready to help anyone in need. Melinda enjoyed rock climbing, scuba diving, jewelry making, animal care, traveling, games, and being an aunt.
Melinda was preceded in death by Iris Avery Walston. Those left to cherish her many memories are, her parents, Mike and Joanne, of Lubbock, a sister, Cassandra (Jarod) Walston, of Chesterfield, IL, a brother, John (Jessica) Hill, of Aubrey, TX, beloved nieces and nephews, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and her beloved cat, “The Dude.”
The family will have a memorial gathering, at Melonie Park Church, 6602 Indiana Ave, Lubbock, TX on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at 10:00am, with Pastor Todd Cepica officiating. Melinda's family would like to extend a special "thank you" to the staff and nurses at Hospice of Lubbock, and to all the support from friends, relatives, and their Melonie Park Church family.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Missions at Melonie Park Church ( https://www.elexiogiving.com/app/giving/mpclbk choose Missions Faith Committment), or to Rural Home Missionary Association, preferenced for Jarod Walston’s ministry ( https://www.rhma.org/donate/ choose Walston Fund), in honor of Melinda Hill.