Melissa J.-Hobart-Obituary

Pfc. Melissa J. Hobart

Ladson, South Carolina


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Melissa J. Hobart had a tough start, dropping out of high school and getting her GED, but by the time she graduated as a medic in the Army, she was at the top of her class, friends and family said. "We came a long way from nothing and we made it pretty far," said Gary Hobart, her brother. "She joined the service so her daughter wouldn't have to face the hardships we faced as younger persons." The 22-year-old from Ladson, S.C., collapsed while on guard duty and died June 6 in Baghdad. She was based at Fort Hood. Hobart was spunky and energetic: "She was always on the go and you couldn't keep up with her," said her mother, Constance Hobart. The solider played soccer, basketball, baseball and the flute and loved to dance and read, her mother said. The two used to fight over who would get first crack at each new Stephen King book. Other survivors include Gary Hobart, her father, and her 3-year-old daughter, Alexis McCabe.

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On March 22, 2019 I had the honor of carrying Melissa's name while I participated in A Hero's 5k race in Greenville, South Carolina. After the race I came home and looked up her name. She sounds like an amazing person who was taken too soon. Prayers to her family and especially her daughter.

I think about Melissa often, even today. She was one of my friends and I send my condolences to her family. She was a really nice person and friend. She was very caring and sweet. She was fun to hang around and always had a smile. She was upbeat all the time and had a positive attitude.

In memory & honor of Melissa Hobart, we will forever be indebted to her for her service and sacrifice for this Nation.

To the family and friends of Pfc. Melissa J. Hobart:
It has truly been my honor to sign Melissa's guest book these past few years. Unfortunately, due to complications from my Multiple Sclerosis, this may be the last message I'm able to write. Please forgive me and know that Melissa will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy

June 6, 2012
To the family and friends of Pfc. Melissa J. Hobart:
Always remembering Melissa. "Some gave all."

Rest in Peace PFC. Melissa J. Hobart
Although you passed away on June 6 and I am a little late on this but your sacrifice for the freedom of others will not be forgotten. Live good in heaven with the almighty Lord.

To the family and friends of Pfc. Melissa J. Hobart:
Please accept my remembrance of Melissa on the anniversary of her passing and know that she will never be forgotten.

We never need a date on the calendar to remember our loved one. I miss you with each and every passing day.
All my love,
All my life,
Aunt Dawn