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Santiago Melendez

December 29, 1934 - November 23, 2022

Santiago Melendez, 87, of Madison Heights, passed away, Wednesday, November 23, 2022. He was the husband of the late Lula Elizabeth Melendez.

Santiago was born December 29, 1934, in Puerto Rico, a son of the late Cresencio Melendez and Dionisia Sanchez. Santiago honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and was retired as a chef from many years in food service.

He is survived by his three children: Wilma Hayes, Javier Melendez, and Beatriz Melendez, his granddaughters Bridgett Feely, Natalie Melendez, Lisette Melendez, Tiffany Borges, his grandsons David Carreras, Salvador Guzman, Thomas Borges and seven great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Santiago’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022, in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home Madison Heights with Pastor Marvin Busie officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Our prayers for peace and comfort to all the family.

Posted by Pérez family on December 3, 2022

Daddy you’re truly going to be missed so happy we got to have our side jokes and talks. I love you so much & your family will always keep your memory living on through us🤍

Posted by Natalie Melendez on December 3, 2022

Sandy was a wonderful neighbor and friend. He will truly be missed. Praying for the family in your healing process.

Posted by Pat Parrish on December 3, 2022

Papa Boo Boo’s presence will definitely be missed in our family visits. Bridgett, we will continue to keep you and the family in our prayers. To be absent from the body is to be present with the lord. Love the McIntosh Family

Posted by Jekelia & Christopher McIntosh on November 30, 2022

Sandy was such a selfless and giving person. My heart goes out to the family. You all are in my prayers

Posted by Anonymous on November 28, 2022

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