Melva Hamrick Fuchs, 91, of Hollywood, MD, passed away on February 2, 2019 at her home. Melva was born on Dec. 7, 1927 in Gregory, West Virginia, to the late Alva David Barrickman and the late Dochie Eva Bowyer Barrickman.

Melva enjoyed photography, quilting, needlework, and gardening, both vegetables and flowers. She was a member of Quilters by the Bay. She worked as a Cafeteria Manager for the St. Mary’s County Public School system for many years. Just out of high school, she was employed by B.F. Goodrich and had several part-time jobs.

Melva is survived by her daughter, Patricia Ann Craig, and her son, Ken Lawrence Hamrick; her sister, Lounette Clinton; and her step-sons: Alan Fuchs and Richard Fuchs. Also surviving are four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one great great grandson; seven step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husbands: James Madison Hamrick, John Frederick Fuchs; her son, James Madison Hamrick Jr.; and three sisters.

Melva’s Life Celebration Visitation will be held on Friday, February 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 16 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 37707 New Market Turner Road, Mechanicsville, MD, with Pastor Gary Pomrenke officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Building Fund, Leukemia and/or Lymphoma Society, Shriners Hospital for Children or Hospice.

Condolences to the family may be made at:

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD.

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