Melissa Combs Michael

May 3, 1936 - November 22, 2021 West Grove, PA | Age 85 Loving Mother, Grandmother,, Great Grandmother , Sister and Friend.

MELISSA COMBS MICHAEL, age 85, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at Bay Health/Kent General in Dover, DE. She was the wife of Wilson Hamilton Michael, who passed away in 2010, and with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.

Born in Mountain City, TN, she was the daughter of the late Manuel Combs and the late Maclora Parsons Combs.

She worked in the Housekeeping department of Kendal at Longwood before her retirement.

Mrs. Michael enjoyed watching TV, being with her cat “Baby”, and being with her family and friends.

She is survived by one son, Jeff Michael of North East, MD; three sisters, Irene Mosier of Landenberg, PA, Emogene Swift of Mountain City, TN and Josephine Davis of Swansea, SC; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren and was cared for by her grandson Joshua Michael and his wife Christine of Smyrna, DE

Mrs. Michael was predeceased by one son, John Michael and one daughter Debra Michael.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 11:00 to 12:00 on Monday morning, November 29, 2021, a the Foulk Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove, PA. Her Funeral service will follow at 12:00. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the American Heart Association, 1617 JFK Boulevard, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Memorial Donations

American Heart Association

1617 JFK Boulevard
Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19103



November 29, 2021 11:00-12:00 Foulk Funeral Home
200 Rose Hill Road
West Grove, PA

Funeral Service

November 29, 2021 12:00 Foulk Funeral Home
200 Rose Hill Road
West Grove, PA


November 29, 2021 Union Hill Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA


  1. I was so sorry to hear that Aunt Lizzie had passed away. She was a sweet lady and I will miss her. I so enjoyed talking with her on the phone and sending her cards from time to time. We talked about old times and she told me things about my ancestors that I did not know. So glad to have known her. Mary (Michael) Bentley, Lenoir, NC

    Mary Bentley | November 26, 2021 at 7:52 AM
  2. Such a lovely Lady. I had the pleasure of knowing her as a child. Aunt Lizzie, I will always remember you. Love to the Family.

    Carolyn Jane Combs | November 24, 2021 at 9:01 PM
  3. So sad to hear that you have passed. Rest In Peace Mom Michael. Love you and know your happy to be with John, Wilson and Debbie. Till we see each other again❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Diane proffitt | November 24, 2021 at 5:26 PM
  4. I’m grateful for the time I had to reconnect with my former mother-in-law. We had several opportunities to reminisce and bond over the past few years. Knowing how much she loved her family, I know she’s smiling being with Wilson, John, and Debbie again. RIP Melissa.

    Marlyn Hollars | November 24, 2021 at 3:33 PM

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