Melody Ann (VanHorn) Robinson
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Melody (Mel, Baby, "Poopka", Mom, Aunt Mel, Nana, Nanny) Ann Robinson (Van Horn) left a significant hole in many hearts when she passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Although she had been recently ill, this was an unexpected, tragic loss. She has been reunited with her adoring parents, William and Sheila Van Horn, many aunts, uncles, friends and her dog Brinx. To know Melody was to have been blessed with experiencing her beauty, kindness, intelligence, vibrant energy, sense of humour, "take no prisoners" attitude, and most of all, her unrelenting, sincere love that she gave you right back! In the last 11 years of her life, Melody demonstrated endless perseverance, resilience and faith in the many challenges that she encountered in her life. Through all of this, she still managed to share her beautiful spirit and smile with all those who love her and took care of her. Melody was born on August 28, 1964 and grew up in Wyandotte, Michigan. She is the oldest of three girls, Julie (Mike) and Christine (Daryl). The love she had for her sisters was immeasurable and this love will be the star that helps to guide them from now on. She leaves behind her husband, Mike Robinson, who adored her and brought her endless happiness especially in the last few years where they resided in her Mountains of North Carolina and her dog Molly. She leaves behind so many: her father in law, Dennison (Joyce) and sister-in-law Anita (John) ; her beautiful sons, William (Ann) and Michael (Jillian), her sons by marriage, Mike (Jessica) and Jacob (Lacey) and her eight adoring granddaughters (Jenna, Olivia, Chelsea, Scarlett, Sydney, Ava, Ella and Juniper). She was never happiest than when talking with or about her grandchildren. The smile in her heart and on her beautiful face truly exemplified this love. She also adored and loved her nieces (Meghan, Kaelyn) and nephews (Adam, Kyle); the many, many cousins, aunts and uncles, friends, colleagues and strangers that were impacted by Melody are endless. Melody was one of the most incredible individuals who loved life and loved those around her with her whole being. Although her physical presence will be deeply missed, the Angel of Melody will be sure to keep all of those she impacted with a bright star to see at night. May you rest in peace, Melody Ann, we love you to the moon and back! In place of a funeral, a celebration of life is planned for the future so that Melody can be celebrated in the fashion that she deserves. In lieu of flowers, donations will support the Transplant Patient Emergency Fund at the University of Michigan. Checks may be made to “University of Michigan” and sent to the Michigan Medicine Office of Development, 1000 Oakbrook Dr., Ste. 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. You may also call 734-764-6777 or visit the to make your gift. The family would like to thank Dr. Christopher Sonnenday and his team at the University of Michigan for giving us 4 extra years of Melody when she received her liver transplant in 2016. We would also like to thank the team at Duke University for working endlessly to give us 4 extra months of Melody.

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Published in Heritage Newspapers from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 13, 2021
It is a blessing to have been with you and your family for many years! I love your smile, laugh, love & kindness! With love. "Lauria"
Laura Tiffany
January 13, 2021
She was such a an amazing person. She was so sweet to everybody she met and she was such a good friend. Everybody will miss her badly. I was so happy when I heard she got her liver transplant and I got to talk to her shortly after. Her family can always be proud she was loved so much by everyone.
Zac Drury
January 13, 2021
Melanie was a beautiful soul! God bless her!
Mary and Leo Stringa
January 13, 2021
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