On Sunday January 20, 2013 at her residence in Germantown MD, Melissa Susan Kelly, beloved mother of Jacob M. and Carrick K. Nicholson; devoted daughter of Catherine R. Duvall (William Schmalgemeyer) and Robert C. Kelly (Tricia); loving sister of Robert C. Kelly, Jr. (Mary) and Catherine A. Kelly, and Melissa's loving partner, Donald Ruppard. She is also survived by James M. and Bonnie Nicholson, in-laws and husband James M. Nicholson, Jr. Memorial Services will be held on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 15575 Germantown Rd., Darnestown MD 20874. A reception will immediately follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Melissa's memory to: Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Research 100 N. Charles Street Suite 234 Baltimore MD 21201. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 24, 2013