December 9, 1967 - May 5, 2013
Obituary Mrs. Tyrees Lois Stukes Mellette, 45, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Mrs. Mellete was born in Harlem, New York on December 9, 1967 to the late Freddie E. and Patricia Quick Stukes. She was married to Mr. Kelvin L. Mellette of Sumter, South Carolina.Tyrees accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at age 10 and joined Union Station A.M.E. Church where she was an active member of the choir, usher board, Sunday School and Young People's Department. After her marriage, she attended Rock Hill Baptist Church and later decided to plant her spiritual roots at the Church of God By Faith. Buffy", as she was affectionately called, was educated in the public schools of Sumter, SC.She was predeceased by a daughter, Quentelia Stukes, paternal great grandparents, Ulysses and Mary Oden, grandparents, Freddie and Vivian Stukes, Gabriel and Lois Brown and Clarence Mellette. She leaves to cherish her precious memories her husband, Kevin Mellette, two daughters, Tinika Y. Stukes, Atlanta, GA and Monique Chatman, Sumter, SC, two sons, Tyrell Stukes and Nyquan Samuel, both of Sumter, SC, five grandchildren, Bre'Jenae, Ra'heim, Avonbtae, Atearon, Tai'Shawn and Ty'Heim, two sisters, Tywanna Alexander, Raleigh, NC, and Adrienne Branch, New York, NY, two brothers, Freddie Knox and Chrishond Zigular, both of New York, NY, two mother-in-laws Martha Mellette (Ronald Wright) an Johnnie Mae McCray, father-in-law, Willie (Jonetha) Anderson, four aunts, Joyce Phillips and Barbara Brown, New York, NY, Rosemary Jones and Debra Lesane, both of Sumter, SC, three uncles Larry Stukes, Newport News, VA, David Brown and Robert Quick both of New York, NY, three great aunts, Martha Stukes, Sumter, SC, Ruth Ham, New York, NY, Jessie Mae Huggins, Manning, SC, two sister-in-laws, Monica McCray and Precious (Brandell) Evans both of Sumter, SC, two brother-in-laws, Jonathan (Amy) McCray and Rondrico Anderson both of Sumter, SC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. Service Information When Saturday, May 11th, 2013 12:00pm Location Church of God by Faith Address 609 Atlantic Ave. Sumter, SC 29150 To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Tyrees Lois Mellette, please visit our floral store.
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