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“You will be missed my friend ! ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Darla Villeneuve - Bellevue, MI

“Each time Melissa and I would see each we would burst out laughing, She was so pleasant and sweet hearted. I will miss her inviting smile and lovely...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Kelly Wolfe - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear Melissa I'm not really sure what to say. I'm still completely baffled at how you could have left us and gone to heaven this early at a young age...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Anna Oberlin (Burbank) - MI

“You had one of the most beautiful souls I know. You'll be greatly missed. Fly high Mona! ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Kim Odette - Battle Creek, MI


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Melissa Mae Gaw, 53, of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. She was born on August 9, 1965, daughter of Lewis Lake and Sharon (Gibson) Lake.

Melissa graduated from Bellevue High School in 1984. After high school she joined the workforce but she found her passion with photography at the Meijer and Walmart photo centers.

Melissa is survived by her parents, Lewis and Sharon Lake; brothers, Todd (Darlene) Lake and Lloyd (Carol) Lake; sister Tammy Lake; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and former spouse Rodney Gaw.

Melissa had a passion for photography and music. She enjoyed photo shoots, singing karaoke and line dancing. Above all she enjoyed being around those whom she loved, including her fur-babies.

Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care.