Melissa Lynn (Kelly) West

May 16, 1983 - June 17, 2020

Melissa (Kelly) West, 37, passed away on Wednesday, June 17th, 2020. She and her family have been residents of Cape Coral/ Ft Myers area since 1992. She was born May 16th, 1983, in Beaufort, SC, moved to Ocala, Fl in 1986.

Melissa was a member of Freedom Church in Ft Myers, Fl. She was a devoted mother of three throughout her marriage to Kevin West, and always! She was a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, loyal friend- encourager to everyone she knew. Melissa was like a breath of sweetness, spunk, grace, fun and laughter. She worked at Blue Brewery in downtown Cape Coral. She was a true romantic! She was passionate about her kids, amazing friends, her faith, her “bling”, her Layla Rose, country music concerts and beautiful sunsets. Melissa’s smile and zest for life was contagious. She touched the hearts and souls of everyone she knew.

She was… “Unforgettable”.

She is survived by her children, Kevin “Curtis” West, Payton Taylor West; Mother, Kathryn Kelly Brown; Brother, Brian S Kelly (Lorena Kelly), Eric M Kelly (Jamie Morrison); 3 nephews; Ashton Morrison, Brandon DeBlois, Aerik Kelly; 3 nieces, Nicole DeBlois, Alexa Kelly, Gracelyn Kennedy Kelly; granddaughter Layla Rose Doston; Curtis and Payton’s Grandmother, Victoria West and Grandfather, Kevin West Sr. 

Melissa was proceeded in death by her Father, Lt Col Michael A Kelly in 2016.

Memorial Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, June 27, 2020 at The Westin Resort, Tarpon Ballroom, 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33914.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Melissa Kelly West are suggested to: click on donate- The Melissa Kelly West Fund). Southwest Florida Christian Academy, 3750 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33966.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Leslie Pillon Jun 21, 2020 at 10:07 pm


  2. Joy Hemphill Cogar Jun 21, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Melissa was not just my cousin but my uplifting angel that kept me going. Her kind words through hard times and the loss of my Daddy and hers gave us a bond. I will never forget you. Fly high angel. Say hi to Uncle Mike, Daddy and Grandma for me. Until we meet again!

  3. Debbie Jun 21, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    My deepest condolences to the entire Kelly family. I pray that not only today but the days to follow, that the Lord envelopes you with His comfort, peace.

  4. Pete and Vicki Coon Jun 22, 2020 at 2:02 am

    Dear Family,
    Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy, especially our Missy. She made special memories with each of us that will continue to shine bright in our days ahead. I pray that God’s grace, love, peace, and joy will fill the void and replace the pain that our hearts feel.

  5. Starr Nobile Jun 22, 2020 at 7:30 am

    Melissa was beautiful inside and out! She was my adopted niece. I will forever love and miss her! She is truly unforgettable. ♥️🌹♥️🌹♥️🌹♥️

  6. Ivy Hernandez Jun 22, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Melissa touched our hearts and lives on in our memories forever. I’m truly speechless.

  7. Leslie Bonilla Jun 22, 2020 at 10:44 am

    I’ve know Melissa throughout our baseball adventure and it continued when i moved down to Cape. We became closer and i loved running into her everywhere. She was my go to when i needed someone to talk to or just vent. We had so much similar situations. This hit me so hard. I am so thankful for the time i got to spend with her but i am selfish and as many of us i wish we had more time. I will NEVER forget her and i will cherish all the memories and the time We had together. Everyone LOVED that amazing woman! We need more people like Her in this world. Please love one another! 💕

  8. Sharlene Beck Jun 22, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    I pray for the Holy Spirit to comfort and hold the entire family through this most unbearable time of loss! It was a honor for me to help Melissa when she had Meningitis around 10 years ago. I visited her in the hospital and put healing Essential oils along her spine with prayer to help her body fight, repair, and be restored. It was an intense time but she fought her way through to victory – so it grieves my heart that her destiny was shorten through such a tragic event as this! Though I celebrate that she is in her forever home with her Dad Mike Kelly who I had the pleasure of knowing and called a friend! My deepest condolences goes out to my sweet sister Kathryn whose love knew no bounds for Melissa and her children and great granddaughter!

  9. Lisamarie Ramps Jun 24, 2020 at 8:13 am

    My sincere deepest sympathy for a life taken way too soon. Missy was always a ray of sunshine whenever I saw her. What a beautiful woman inside and out. Kathy my heart hurts for all of you. May God’s peace help you through this tragic time. With prayers and sympathy to you and the family as well as her very close friends,🙏🏻🌹
    Lisamarie Ramps

  10. Cassy Jun 24, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Mellisa,We met you when you were an infant and just learning to walk… Something about you Was striking even then.Hard to take my eyes off of you beautiful eyes just like your mother… Your father was over the moon about you… I just saw a picture of you grown incredible… Now that beauty is with the lord… And I bet you’re even more beautiful… Send the angels to comfort your mother and brothers… And to comfort her daughter… We love you kathy… Everything that Melissa was It was the best of both you and Mike in her… Heaven is real thank God… Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might… May the Holy Spirit comfort you and heal you… We feel your pain here ever since we heard .. Can’t stop praying for you… God bless you and your husband… Love Cassy and Danny

  11. Kerri Stewart Jun 24, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    I was in complete shock when I hear the news of Melissas’ passing and still can not comprehend that she is gone. Sending condolences to the entire Kelly and West family on their loss of this amazing soul. Melissa, knowing your dad was there to greet you has given me some comfort in all this. RIP

  12. Paula Jones Stevens Jun 25, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    I can’t imagine a better homecoming for a beautiful daughter than the loving arms of her Heavenly Father and her earthly father! Blessings and peace to Melissa’s family and friends ♥️

  13. Leslie Bonilla Jun 25, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    I love you girl! 💔

  14. Meg Pearce Jun 27, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Dearest Kathy,
    God and His angels are with you today . Please know we are we also with you in prayer and love..
    We love you!
    Your devoted cousins,
    Meg, Sue, Bob and our families

  15. Marie Maud Rouzeau Edouard Jun 27, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Rest in Peace Melissa. We love you and your family. God’s blessings upon the West and Kelly’s family🙏🙏

  16. Joni Jun 27, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family. Praying for everyone. You will be missed. Fly high #heavens #angel

  17. Chuck Kelly Dec 21, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Coming to the end of a crazy 2020 I began reflecting. Melissa leaving us to be with her dad and her father struck me as one of the year’s great tragedies. You truly are unforgettable Missy. Love to the whole family – never forget what a blessing each of you/we are to each other – and how precious every moment is.

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