MELENDEZ, Paula, 70, of Dover, Florida, entered into eternal rest on September 7, 2012. She was a member of Ministerio Transformando El Mundo Asambleas de Dios in Brandon. She is survived by her children Bishop Alberto Rios (Milagros) of New Jersey, Orlando Rios of New Jersey, and Pastor Lydia E. Torres (Ricardo) of Dover; siblings Juana Melendez, Cecilia Melendez, Alfonso Melendez, Confesor Melendez, Maria Cristina Melendez, and Carmen Iris Melendez; grandchildren Ricardo Torres, Jr., Alba G. Rios, Ivonne M. Rios, Melanie E. Torres, Evelyn A. Torres, Alberto Rios, Jr., and Ivory Rios; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Evelyn Margarita Rios. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, September 13 at 7:00 P.M. at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 CR 39 S, Plant City, where the family will receive friends beginning at 6:00 P.M. Private interment at Hopewell Memorial Gardens, Plant City. Expressions of condolence at www.hopewellfuneral.com.
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Published in TBO.com on Sept. 11, 2012