Melanie Claire Hopp of Chelsea passed away at her home in Chelsea on April 13, 2019 after thriving in the face of cancer for many years.
She was well-supported in her final days by her loving family, her many friends and Arbor Hospice.
Melanie was born in 1957 in Livonia, MI to Elliott and Marjorie Parrish. She met her husband of 40 years, Wallace Hopp, at Michigan State University. They married in 1978 and settled in Chicago where they restored an old Victorian house and raised their two children, Elliott (of Auburn Hills) and Clara (of Detroit). In addition to creating a warm home, Melanie worked as a learning specialist who taught special education students in the Chicago Public Schools and later in Ann Arbor.
After returning to Michigan, she became a dynamic member of the Chelsea First United Methodist church, an involved volunteer at Cass Community Social Services in Detroit, and an engaged participant in the Chelsea and Ann Arbor communities.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the First United Methodist Church, 128 Park St., Chelsea, MI.
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