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Dorothy Oldham Williams

September 2, 1924 ~ March 11, 2019

Services will be held: March 30, 2019

Hester Rouse Garner

July 9, 1931 ~ March 19, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Sandra Faye Collins

07/01/1947 ~ March 18, 2019

Services will be held: March 21, 2019

Pastor James L. Upchurch

September 15, 1941 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Letha Faye Etheridge

6/6/1939 ~ 3/16/2019

Services will be held: March 20, 2019

Jacob Joseph Sanok, III

10/24/1952 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 23, 2019

Wayne Allen Taylor

1-29-1943 ~ 3-16-2019

Services will be held: March 19, 2019

Karen Keith Stewart

October 9, 1961 ~ March 7, 2019

Services will be held:

Melinda Pleasant Earp Nava-Rios

04/10/1968 ~ 01/05/2019

ZEBULON- Melinda Pleasant Earp Nava-Rios, age 50, passed away Saturday in her sleep. Born in Wake County, she was the daughter of the late Donald Rand Pleasant and Miriam Lynch Burgess. Melinda had a special place in her heart for children and the elderly and made it a career by providing care for them. She was a member of C-3 Church in Clayton, where she was saved and baptized.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon at the Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, in Garner, NC.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 7:00-9:00 pm at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband, Jose Nava-Rios of Zebulon; son, Devan Earp of Zebulon; daughter, Shania Oyler of Youngsville; sister, Donna Reisser of Smithfield; niece, Amber Castleberry of Smithfield; cousin, Angela Walton Enciso-Alvarez of Willow Springs; best friend, Lori Benton Stikeleather of Fuquay-Varina; and special friends, Saul, Patty and Brittney Cruz of Clayton.



7:00-9:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home



3:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
1200 Benson Road Garner, NC 27529


  1. Alicia Kerns

    To Melinda’s family:
    I’m so glad my husband and I got to know her. She was a sweet lady who will be missed. You all are in our prayers.

  2. Kristel Evans

    You were such a great friend that I had the honor to know. Such a wonderful and loving friend. I will miss you. Love Kristel

  3. Tammy Andrews

    I knew Melinda when she was growing up. A fun loving lady. My prayers go out for her family and friends.

  4. Lisa Boothe

    I will always remember your beautiful smile, and some of the silly times we had many moons ago. Prayers go out to family & friends. Till we meet again. Lisa Boothe

  5. Dawn Black

    I am so sorry for your loss. Melindaand I were good friends in 2000. I had not seen her in years but she was always kind to me. We went to a beautiful Christmas party at her job. I will never forget the laughter we shared. Prayers for all, Dawn Black

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