Melissa Beemer, 55 - Travelers Rest

Melissa Leigh Penland Beemer, 55, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at her home.

Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of Curtis Clifton and Janice Kirksey Penland Tharpe, and the late Edward Lee Penland. Melissa toured Europe as a singer in the Berea Youth Choral, and was Vice President of Commercial Roofing, Inc. Mrs. Beemer was a member of Abundant Life Church.

Surviving in addition to her parents, are her husband: Kenneth Dale Beemer; two sons: Christopher Tyler Beemer (Amber), and Landon Alan Beemer; two daughters: Britney Leigh Bonesso (Tony), and Allison Nicole Teague (Jonathan); two brothers: Edward Baron “Barry” Penland (Lori), and Dwayne Curtis Tharpe; one sister: Andrea Page Willimon (Mike); seven grandchildren: Kaylen Nicole Beemer, Addison Marie Bonesso, Sophia Anne Bonesso, Caleb William Teague, Ella Claire Teague, Anthony Taylor Bonesso, and Katelyn Nicole Benesso; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday at Abundant Life Church. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., at The Howze Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to Abundant Life Church, 630 Farrs Bridge Rd., Greenville, SC 29611.

The family will be at the home.

Online condolences may be expressed here.

The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest is in charge of the arrangements.