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Melissa Susan Kelly, 53, of Germantown died Jan. 20, 2013, at her residence.
She was the mother of Jacob M. and Carrick K. Nicholson; daughter of Catherine R. Duvall (William Schmalgemeyer) of Hollywood and Robert C. Kelly (Tricia); sister of Robert C. Kelly Jr. (Mary) and Catherine A. Kelly; and partner of Donald Ruppard. She is also survived by in-laws, James M. and Bonnie Nicholson; and husband, James M. Nicholson Jr.
Memorial services were held Jan. 28 at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Darnestown. Memorial contributions may be made to Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Research, 100 N. Charles St., Suite 234, Baltimore MD 21201. Arrangements were handled by Rapp Funeral Service in Silver Spring.