melissa rowland
Melissa Anne Roy Rowland of Weirton, the most caring and genuine person you could ever meet, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at the age of 39. Born on March 18, 1981, in Weirton, WV, Melissa was the second born child to James Michael and Eva Marie Kowalik Roy, Sr. Melissa grew up in Weirton, WV, and graduated from Weir High School in 1999. After high school, she worked as a nurse aide on the fifth floor at Trinity Hospital for 15 years. Wanting to better herself, she enrolled in college and studied pharmacy at Penn Foster and became a certified pharmacy technician. Melissa was also formerly employed at Cigna and was currently employed as a Benefit Verification Specialist for Connective RX, in Bridgeville, Pa. In her free time, Melissa would always be there for others, constantly running and caring for her children. She loved decorating her home and making things with her Cricut. She loved traveling to Hilton Head with her family and always dreamed about retiring in the Carolina’s. Melissa always wore her flip flops year-round. She and her husband Chad also loved to go out to eat and try new restaurants. Wings were her favorite. They also shared their love for Hockey and would cheer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. But nothing compared to the unconditional love she had for her family. She cherished the times watching them play soccer, attending their school activities, or just having a movie night at home. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clyde G. Roy, Jr. and Steve, and Olga Kowalik; her aunt Judy Duvall. She passed away with her daughter, Madison Renee “Flo” Crowe. She will be remembered with love by her husband, Chad Rowland; her parents, James Michael and Eva Marie Kowalik Roy; her son, Connor Crowe, her stepdaughters, Rabeka Lynn, Lexus Marie and Jessie Leigh Rowland, her brother, James Michael Roy, Jr.; her Munya, Dolores A. Roy; her uncle, Dan Duvall; and mother-in-law, Janet Ridgway. Visitation will be 1-8 PM Wednesday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV. Upon arrival at the funeral home, please follow the directions of the funeral home staff for paying respects. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Madison Crowe Memorial Fund. Checks payable to Weir High School in memory of Madison Crowe 100 Red Rider Road Weirton, WV 26062 Share memories at

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  1. Melissa was a wonderful person we went to school together I’m very saddened to hear about the loss of her and her young daughter they will be missed

  2. In this sad and profound time for the family and community, I hold you in thought, extend condolences and promise prayers from here in Florida. May God keep you strong and bring heing as nd forgiveness.

  3. Chad, our hearts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Please know that Melissa & Madison will never be forgotten. Sincerely our love, Mr. & Mrs. Michael (Marlene) Runkel

  4. Praying that you and your family find peace in knowing the Lord is holding them close. Sending you our love and prayers at the difficult time.

  5. Rest in peace, Melissa. Your bright smile will forever stay in our memories and may God lay his healing hand upon your loved ones.

  6. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Melissa had a beautiful soul and touched everyone she met. I was lucky to have known her.

  7. No words could describe the loss we all feel . My most heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family at this time Melissa’s smile and contagious laugh will be missed . Prayers for strength to all and remember all the love she had and shared of her husband and children.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. Melissa was a wonderful, cheerful person. Her smile was contagious and she will be greatly missed. Many prayers to your family Carrie Rawson

  9. I didn’t know Melissa or her family. I have read and listen to the tributes for her and her daughter Madison. My heart goes out the their family and friends. Melissa sounds like the mother ever child needs in their life, out going and always there for her family. God received into heaven an angel who will continue to watch down on her family and guide and protect them. R.I.P Melissa. Prayers to the family

  10. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. These three trees are for Madison and Melissa to honor their memory.

  11. We haven’t had the chance to meet but my daughter is a senior on Weir High’s soccer team with Madison. We just want to let you know how sorry we all are and we think of your family often . Our prayers are with you . The Popish family

  12. Always loved working next too Melissa this past year and could see she truly loved her family. I’m sorry for your family’s loss.

  13. Our condolences from Mon Power Weirton Service Center. May all the happy memories fill your hearts. God bless your family.

  14. Two angels just ascended into heaven with God to look over their family. They will live on with the great memories everyone shared with them.

  15. Our hearts are breaking for this family. May GODS GRACE bless you and help you heal from this horrible situation. 💔💔🙏🙏 Dick and Shirley Chambers May these beautiful souls RIP

  16. Chad, The Rowland Family, The Roy Family, and The Crowe Family. Please from the bottom of my heart accept my Family’s Thoughts, Prayers, and Condolences for this horrible tragedy that you all are experiencing. I only hope that my condolences can bring even the smallest measure of comfort to you all

  17. Chad and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sure these next few days, weeks, months, and years will be extremely tough for all of you. Know that although they are no longer here on earth with you that they are above you watching down on you with love. May God help to give you peace with what has become. Keep your happy memories close to your heart. Martha Keller Kokos

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