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Meleah Kaye Petkovich

September 21, 1978 ~ June 21, 2021 (age 42)

Obituary

MELEAH KAYE PETKOVICH, beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend too so many, passed away on June 21, 2021 in Dallas Texas.  Meleah was born September 21, 1978 in Marrero, Louisiana to Anthony and Lydia and she was the absolute light of their lives.  She was met in heaven by her grandparents: Anthony and Flora Petkovich and James D. Ussery; Her goddaughter, Breaker Reese Howard and a cousin, with whom Meleah was especially close to, Abe Jalil.

 

A vibrant and loving person from the moment she was born, Meleah had a way of lighting up every room that she entered. Her lively personality was the highlight of any get together and her sense of humor and joy for life set each interaction she had with others as fun and adventurous! Malia was a proud graduate of Terrell High School, class of 1997 and she remained close to the many friends she made in Terrell during her life. She loved people and she worked at positions that would ensure her being able to always help. Meleah began working at Regions Bank in Port Sulphur and Shreveport, and then worked at ANB in both Terrell and Wiley.  Most recently, she worked with Walmart in Wylie for the last four years in Asset Protection. During her travels between Texas and Louisiana, Meleah worked at a construction site as the office manager, but it was well known that she was going to also put in a hard hat and lend a hand to the crew (or keep them in line!)  As well as having a positive outlook and attitude at work and outside of work, Meleah also was a leader that so many looked up to.  No challenge was too big, and she always made sure that family and friends knew they could count on her.  Days spent with Meleah were filled with laughter, good times, and stories- she was a vibrant storyteller who could enthrall each listener with the way she could effortlessly recount the details, always ending with a good belly laugh because she would capture the tail just perfectly! A devoted mother, her day spent with her children, Hannah and Hayden, were the best days to Meleah. Watching them grow into caring and competent young adults filled with heart with joy and made her proud to be their mom.  Her willing spirit and kindness to all will be missed by her family and friends but carried on into future generations so that others may know, and never forget, Meleah's wonderful legacy of unconditional love and fun.

Meleah leaves a wonderful heritage of treasured memories to her children: Hannah Petkovich and Hayden Calk, both of Wiley, Texas; mother Lydia Wiley and husband, Jerry, of Terrell; father Anthony “Speedy” Petkovich of Buras, Louisiana; brother, Casey Wiley and wife, Meredith, and their family of Canton, Texas, Zach Wiley and wife, Autumn and their family of Prosper, Texas as well as numerous uncles, aunts, and a host of friends far and wide, all of whom will miss Meleah greatly but rest in the knowledge that she will they will see her smile again in Heaven.

 

A gathering of friends and family will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday July 3, 2021 at Robinson Family Funeral Home 9611 LA-23, Belle Chasse LA. 70037, where all invited to share the many stories and memories of Meleah. For those wishing, donations may be made to Baylor Scott and White Transplant Center at this link https://dallasfoundation.bswhealth.com/ways-to-give/donate.

Everyone in attendance is required to wear a facemask or other proper facial covering.

Local funeral planning was entrusted to ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 9611LA-23, BELLE CHASSE LA. 70037 (504) 208-2119

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