Melissa Renee Valentine Hooks, 61, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away on December 28, 2020, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N.C. A native of Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Williams Valentine and Peggy Elizabeth Patterson Valentine of Harmony. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Patterson. She worked for Allstate Insurance Company and was a member of First Baptist Church in Harmony where she served in Women After God’s Own Heart and Willing Workers Ministries.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a brother, Derrick “Todd” Valentine of Harmony; a sister, Bridget Valentine Williams of Harmony; a special niece, Bria Valentine; a special nephew, Kamari Crawford; nephews, Garrick Roseboro of Statesville and Gary Patterson Jr. of Greensboro. A host of other nieces and nephews also survive her.

Melissa will lie in repose at First Baptist Church in Harmony on Monday, January 4, 2021, from 1 until 1:45 p.m. A private funeral will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jeffrey Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina, 1920 W 1st Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

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Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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