Melissa Jean Bond, aged 51, of The Villages, FL, formerly of Woodstock, GA, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at The Villages Regional Hospital, from complications of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Melissa was born July 25, 1967, in Hutchinson, KS, and was adopted October 31, 1967 by Karen K. Spunaugle McClelland and William L. (Bill) McClelland. Melissa attended Papillion-LaVista High School in Omaha, NE, and graduated from University of Nebraska (Omaha-Lincoln), with a B.S. degree in Human Resources and Family Sciences. She worked as a Child Life Therapist at both Children's and Methodist Hospital in Omaha until moving with her family to Woodstock in 1997. During the following years she operated a licensed pre-school program in her home.
Melissa is survived by her parents Bill and Karen; her brother William Craig McClelland and wife Amy Ellen Ide McClelland, of Hokah, MN; her two sons Jeremy Paul Bond and wife Laken Olivia Umphlett Bond: and Alexander Thomas Bond and fiance Madison Mae Karg, all of Woodstock, GA; and cousins Mari Elizabeth McClelland of Taipei, Taiwan, and William Connor McClelland of Eau Claire, WI.
A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:30 am, located at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 490 Arnold Mill Rd, Woodstock, GA.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to The Women's Ministry at New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements were under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral and Cremation Life Event Center, The Villages.