Melissa Lyn Foraker, age 24, of New Castle, DE, passed away tragically in a motor vehicle accident on Thursday, January 3, 2013.
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A native Delawarean, Melissa was born in Newark on April 17, 1988, and was a graduate of William Penn High School. In the past four years, she had been employed as an associate of the Wawa Corporation, working first at the Basin Road location and most recently at the Pike Creek store.
Melissa was a talented artist throughout her life and also a gifted writer known for her wonderful short stories. A true free spirit, she loved all people equally and delighted in sharing the joy and happiness she felt every day.
Melissa is survived by her devoted parents, Robert T. Foraker II and Betty L. Faust Foraker of New Castle; her sister, Kristen A. Foraker of New Castle; her paternal grandmother, Carolyn C. Foraker of Port Penn; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where visitation will begin at 6 pm. Interment will be held privately in Old Drawyers Cemetery in Odessa.
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Published in The News Journal from Jan. 6 to Jan. 8, 2013