• "Blessings, peace and comfort to the family of Melissa..."
    - Gayle Danner
  • "Mel, you will always be with me in my heart and one day we..."
    - Sara Wennerholm
  • "There are no words at this time of such a tremendous loss. ..."
  • "To Melissa's Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. You all..."
    - nicole grubard
  • "Melissa was a kind heart and beautiful soul who impacted so..."
    - Beth Cohen



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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