Melissa Brady Forbes

Published 9:24 am Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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Melissa Brady Forbes, 48, of Linville, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2022 in Winston-Salem.

She was the mother of a beautiful daughter Molly and a wonderful wife to husband William Forbes. Her surviving family also includes: her father, Tom (Kay) Brady; brother, Mike (Shannon) Brady; twin sister, Megan (Davin) Brown; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

Melissa graduated from Appalachian State University in 1996 with a degree in Interior Design.  She had a successful career in the furniture business working for Alderman Studios, Drexel Heritage Furniture, and Vanguard Furniture.

Melissa lived a life that was full of laughter and adventures. She was a brilliant designer with a flair for creativity. Her passion was cooking and entertaining for friends and family. Hiking and spending time outdoors was her “happy place”. Melissa will be greatly missed by so many.

A celebration of Melissa’s life will be held at Hillsdale Church at 5018 US 158, Advance on Friday, June 3 at 2 p.m.  Visitation with the family will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity close to your heart or the Second Harvest Food Bank.