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Melana Villafranco

November 29, 2003 ~ September 14, 2022 (age 18) 18 Years Old

Melana Villafranco Obituary


Melana Villafranco 18, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 in Duplin County. 

Melana was born November 29, 2003 in Lenoir County to Pedro Villafranco and Melanie Merritt. She was a recent graduate of East Duplin High School and was enrolled in Early Childhood Education as James Sprunt Community College. She had a love for all children. Melana was the baby of the family and was very much a princess and a diva. She had a goofy personality and was a bit clumsy at times. She was shy yet loved to be the center of attention. She often dolled up to go out or take photos. Recently she had developed a passion for poetry and was learning about scrapbooking in hopes of starting her own.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday September 20, 2022 at Hope Valley Hawkins Funeral Chapel, 1246 Hobbton Hwy. Clinton, NC 28328.

The family will receive visitors from 1:00-2:00 pm prior to the service at Hope Valley Hawkins Funeral Chapel.

Left to cherish the memory of Melana are her mother: Melanie Merritt of Beulaville, NC; her father: Pedro Villafranco of Pink Hill, NC; her siblings: Benito Merritt of Beulaville, NC, Dallas Barron of Kenansville, NC, and Patrick Villafranco of Beulaville, NC; sister-in-law: Sandra Villafranco of Beulaville, NC; grandmother: Brenda Mendez of Beulaville, NC; grandfather: Ivy Mathis of Magnolia, NC; and grandparents: Margareta and Jesus Villafranco of Pink Hill, NC. She also leaves 7 nieces and nephews. 

Professional services have been entrusted to Hope Valley Hawkins Funeral Service & Cremation of Clinton.

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