Melissa Carson
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Melissa Carson

May 17, 1975 -

October 20, 2018

Melissa Ann Carson 43 of Eagle Point, OR, passed away at Rogue Medical Center, Medford, Oregon with her brother, fiancé, and parents by her side. She was born May 17, 1975 in Roseburg, Oregon to parents Rosalie Ann Carson (Fuller) and Larry Elmo Carson. She was the younger of two children, Richard Calvin Carson (Jennifer Michelangelo).

She lived with her family in Sutherlin, Oregon and graduated Sutherlin High School class of 1993. She married Brandon Winsbury in 2002 and divorced in 2005. They had two sons, Ryland Carson Winsbury 15 and Mason Daylie Winsbury 13. Melissa and her fiancé', Jamey Ray Wilson had a daughter; Jaylen Rosalie Wilson 10. They set a date to marry in January 2020. She is remembered with love by her children, parents, brother and fiancé.

Melissa was dedicated to her children and they adored her. They thought of her as a near perfect mother. She was devoted to family and friends and always made time for them in her hectic schedule of raising 3 children, working, physical fitness and school. She loved the holidays and always planned well in advance to make them enjoyable. She was known in the family as the Christmas girl. She loved Christmas and enjoyed giving more than getting.

Melissa saw education and a career as the best way to provide the kind of life she wanted for her children. She decided to continue her education and after years of juggling work and children she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from OIT in 2016. Shortly thereafter she moved to Montana to work on her masters. This year she received a Master Degree from Saint Mary's University in Occupational Therapy. Melissa was completing her last internship in Medford and was just weeks away from becoming a licensed Occupational Therapist.

She will be remembered as a loyal and loving mother, daughter, sister, fiancé and friend. She will be in our hearts forever.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm January 19, 2019 at The Fireside Room 1900 Greenwood St. Medford, OR.

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on January 6, 2019
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