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Melinda Leigh Borst

Borst – Melinda Leigh Borst, age 55, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday September 20th, 2017 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. She is survived by her mother, Ruby Stone Borst; sister, Michele Borst-Nielsen (Gene); nephew, Philip Nielsen; nieces, Krystle Kauhaus, Emileigh Nielsen; uncles and aunts, Alvin and Wanda Shealy, Rick and Jo Burckhalter, Barbara Johnson; and many cousins. She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph R. Borst. Melinda was born in Staten Island, NY, but had called Graniteville her home for the past 20 years. Even during her long illness, it was Melinda who gave comfort and encouragement to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A graveside service will be held on Friday September 29th, 2017 at 11 o’clock am at the Warrenville Cemetery with Father Michel officiating. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the 2nd floor ICU team of Aiken Regional Medical Centers for their great care of Ms. Borst during her illness. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 125 Park Ave. Aiken SC, 29801 or The American Diabetes Association at 2711 Middleburg Dr. Columbia SC, 29204. Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main Street. Graniteville SC, 29829 has been entrusted with these arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

Graveside Service

Friday, September 29, 2017
11:00 AM

Warrenville Cemetery
Cemetery Road.
Warrenville, SC 29851

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I offer my sincere condolences, and my prayers are with you now as you suffer the pain of losing a loved one. Please rely on Jehovah and his word and remember that you will have joy when he returns your loved one to you. Acts 24:15

cb Sep 29 2017 12:00 AM

Aunt, you will be missed by everyone. You were such a strong woman who never gave up no matter what obstacle God put in your path. Ill miss the little jokes you would always crack to try to lighten the mood. You would do and give anything to help someone. I know you wanted to be there for me when I graduated, well now youll be able to walk across the stage with me by my side. Youre my best friend and Ill always pray to you and I hope youll always make your presence when youre with me. Im sure God is treating you like the Angel that you are.

Emileigh Nielsen Sep 28 2017 12:00 AM

Heavenly Father, thank you for giving our family a special lady that we love so dearly. We have so many awesome memories that we will carry in our hearts. We will always remember your laugh,smile and how much you loved your family. Rest, my girl until we meet again. Love Uncle Rick and Aunt Jo

Rick Burckhalter Sr Sep 28 2017 12:00 AM


Russell Jeschke Sep 28 2017 12:00 AM

Rest in Peace, Melinda L.Borst. You Are In God's Hands Now , And Pain Free. You Will Be Missed. You're Now One Of God's Angles.

Russell Jeschke Sep 28 2017 12:00 AM

Sing, dance and laugh with the Angels, you are home and in peace! Love your cousin, Vera

Vera Alfieri Monforte Sep 28 2017 12:00 AM

My precious niece, Melinda. Everyone will miss you terribly, but you will always be in our heart. You were such a strong woman thru out your life, giving encouragement to others while you were suffering yourself. You always put everyone before yourself. We are especially thankful for the last 20 years that we gotten even closer. You have been an inspiration to everyone you met and now you rest in peace. We love you dearly. Aunt Wanda and Uncle Alvin.

Wanda Shealy Sep 28 2017 12:00 AM

Ms. Ruby I am so sorry. Lifting you and the family in prayer as you go through these difficult days. Will always remember fixing Melinda's fish sandwich with extra tartar sauce. Trust in the Lord knowing she is no longer in pain. Love you, Wanda

Wanda Hayden Sep 27 2017 12:00 AM

Melinda. I remember how excited i was when you were born and what a beautiful smile you had as a baby. You have touched a lot of lives with your strong character even when you were suffering. I see all the people you touched and all the positives i read about you. God bless Mel and God bless Aunt Ruby and Michele and all of your family that love you so very much. Love you Cousin !

Carmine Monforte Sep 27 2017 12:00 AM

Rest in peace my Darling Daughter,you will always be in my heart and by my side walking along with me. Just knowing you are no longer in pain and can breathe makes the pain in my heart take comfort knowing you are no longer hurting anymore . I know the Lord was waiting for you at the gates of Heaven with open arms. Your Loving Mother .

Ruby Borst Sep 27 2017 12:00 AM

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