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Melissa James: New pictures from her life...
January 1, 2006

  • Once again, I would like to thank Maura James and Christopher Leavy for these pictures and bio of their beloved daughter, and niece. Here are some pictures and some more about Melissa James.

  • Melissa James was born March 23, 1977 in Panama City, Florida. She has one older sister April and a younger brother Michael. She was a straight A student throughout school and graduated from high school a year early in 1994. She attended Gulf Coast Community College for approximately two years.

    She started her dancing career at the age of 7 and continued on into her adult years. Her favorite classes were ballet and jazz and as she got older hip hop became a favorite of hers. At the age of 19 she began Dance Unlimited and became Ms. Melissa to many, many students for the next 6 years.

    Melissa had many dreams and goals in life. Many she obtained and many she was pursuing. Her last goal in her life was to continue her education and to one day open another dance studio. She was a very passionate person who cared about everyone she met. She loved her family very much, especially her niece Kaytlyn and her nephews Seth, Gabe, Jacob, Joshua, and Calob. They will miss her very, very much.

    Life will never be the same with her gone. She will always be in our hearts and we are so thankful for the memories that we have of her. I know she also touched many other people that she came in contact with throughout her life. I look forward to one day seeing her again in the presence of our Heavenly Father.


  • Ms. Melissa at Dance Unlimited


    Sernior Portrait


    In happier times


    Melissa cheerleading


    Melissa & her Mom


    Melissa & her Dad