Melissa Liane Laurin

October 24, 1992 - March 18, 2022
Melissa Liane Laurin

Melissa Liane Laurin, 29 years old, was born on October 24, 1992 in Wilmington, North Carolina and passed away on March 18, 2022 at her residence.

Melissa was a graduate of New Hanover High School and went on to complete her Bachelors in Exercise Science at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Melissa was genuine, loud, and an unstoppable energy reserved for her loved ones, with a passion for dogs, soccer, rock music, and comedy. Melissa ran Laurin Family Pet Sitting and touched many hearts of the community. When she wasn’t spending quality time caring for other’s pets, she loved nothing more than to dote on her own. Smiling and playing with her dogs was her ultimate happy place. Another favorite past-time for Melissa was spending time with her people, which usually consisted of “The Unit” and her closest friends. If there was an event to celebrate, or even if there wasn’t, Melissa would find a reason to cook and bring the people in her life together. She was the greatest protector and confidant. Her life was big and beautiful and life changing for everyone that was lucky enough to get to know her. Melissa was a daughter, a sister, a best friend, an athlete, an artist, a pet lover, a businesswoman, and absolutely irreplaceable.

Melissa is survived by her loving parents Mark and Stacy Laurin, her beloved sister and lifelong best friend Melanie and cherished by her Uncles Steven Stafford, Gary Tracy, Tom Laurin (Vivian Laurin), Alan Scott, Jamie Laurin (Bettysue Laurin), Mike Mattox; her aunt Suzanne Tracy; grandparents, Mike Puckett, James Laurin, and special grandparents Walter and Connie Hubbard; special loved ones Morgan Traynham Taylor, Susan and Jeff Hofmeister, Les and James Coston along with a host of cousins, friends, and chosen family.

She is preceded in death by Aunts Jody Scott, Kristin Mattox, Melissa Laurin, grandparents Steve and Barbara Cortez, and Sally Puckett.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Cause N Dog Rescue where Melissa adopted her son (dog) Beckham. When donating, please add a short message such as “for Melissa”.
https://www.causendogrescue.org/donate-now.html

A visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday, March 26, 2022 from the hours of 5:00PM till 7:00PM at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099


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  • March 23, 2022
    Ron, Ann Medina says:
    We remember you Melissa. Such a kind and gentle young girl, that turned into such a beautiful young lady…

  • March 23, 2022
    Ron, Ann Medina says:
    Stacey, Mark, Melanie and family we are extremely heartbroken to hear of Melissa. You’re in our Prayers for strength through this extremely tough time.

  • March 23, 2022
    Jessica Moleton(Mularski) says:
    I'm so very sorry for your loss Mark, Stacy, and Melanie. Sending you our thoughts and prayers, she will be missed deeply.

  • March 22, 2022
    Shawn says:
    I am deeply sorry for your loss and praying for the family. Melissa was one of the sweetest people I met at UNCC. I always enjoyed being around her and Mel for the laughs and the great food Melissa would always have or bring.

  • March 20, 2022
    Sue Ensley lit a candle:
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