Regina "Gina" Melendez, age 38, of Lorain, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Specialty Hospital of Lorain, Amherst, following a lengthy illness. She was born on May 17, 1974 in Elyria, Ohio, and lived in Lorain her entire life. She was a graduate of Southview High School. Gina worked as an STNA for many years. She always looked forward to going to play Bingo and visiting casinos.
Regina is survived by her daughter: Lynda Melendez, of Lorain, her mother and step-father, LInda (nee Rosa) and Richard Adkins, of Lorain, brother, Leon Stone, of Lorain, sister, Ruth Marie Melendez of Elyria, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her companion, Marvin Taylor, and her stepchildren; Marvin Taylor, Jr, Marlana Taylor, and Marschelle Taylor. She was preceded in death by her son, Marcus Melendez, father, Inocencio Melendez, her maternal grandmother, Gladys (nee Daniels) Rosa, paternal grandparents, Inocencio and Dolores Melendez, and a step-daughter, Marlisha Taylor.
The family will receive friends on Monday, June 4, from 4-8 p.m. in the Dovin Funeral Home, Lorain, where services will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.
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