Dr. Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 54, died April 22 at her home in Richmond, Va. A memorial will be held 2:00pm Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Warren County Middle School, 149 Campus Dr. Warrenton, North Carolina.
Melissa was born to the late Wilford Eugene Exum Sr. and Georgia Mae Exum in Warrenton, NC. Following in the footsteps of her parents, Melissa was devoted to enhancing the educational experiences of students. Among Melissa’s many accomplishments, she leaves to her legacy the many wonderful personal and professional relationships she built. Her professional ideals were rooted from her dedication and commitment to excellence which sprouted her belief that leadership has nothing to do with the leaders, but everything to do with the people who may follow them. She loved her family dearly, and was equally loved by them.
She is survived by her beloved life partner, Annette Moore and her brother, Wilford Eugene Exum, Jr. (Diane), son Pascal (Alisha), grandsons Pascal III and Blaise Moore, nephews Brandon Eugene Exum, Jerimiah Warren, nieces Ravynn Warren, Nyla Amari Exum, Ciara Warren, uncles John Hinton Jones Jr. (Lillie) and Charles L. Exum, aunt Billie Jean Jones and a host of relatives, colleagues and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Exum Family Scholarship Fund in c/o of Boyd’s Funeral Home, P.O Box 31, Warrenton, NC 27589.