Melinda Marcus Vooss

March 7, 1969 - October 23, 2022

03/07/1969 - 10/23/2022

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Tuesday October 25, 2022
2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505
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Graveside Service

Melinda Marcus Vooss, 53, passed away October 23, 2022, in her home in Norfolk, VA surrounded by her loving family. Melinda was born March 7, 1969, to Charles and Linda Marcus in Portsmouth, VA. She was a graduate of Norfolk Collegiate School, University of Georgia with a degree in Journalism and Visual Arts in 1991, and then completed a degree in Art Education from Old Dominion University in 2004.
Melinda touched so many lives with her bright smile, kind heart, and positive spirit. Her life was centered around finding and sharing the laughter and joy in every day. This carried through her 27 years of marriage with Scott, to guiding and inspiring their children, Zoey and Maxwell. She loved her family and friends deeply.
She was also a caring and passionate teacher. Completing her second degree while raising 2 young children was a hard-fought and pivotal moment as she spent the next 18 years fully committed to helping students discover their inner artist. This love of creating and teaching carried over into opening a franchise DIY studio business in 2018. Standing in front of her storefront and cutting the yellow ribbon was such a great source of pride.
But Melinda was happiest when our home was filled with laughter. She did her part as she was always the prankster. Sunsets, paddleboarding with Moses, and making a delicious mess in the kitchen were also some of her greatest pleasures. As was creating memories – and there were many.
In addition to her parents, husband, and two children, left to cherish her memory are sisters Randi (Brad), and Lori, sister-in-law Tami (Chuck), nieces and nephews Carly, Ryan, Zachary, Rachel, Ethan, Joshua, Elodie and Violet, as well as a full host of loving family and friends.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, October 25th at 2pm at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 8100 Granby St. in Norfolk.
In lieu of flowers, please CLICK HERE to contribute to a new art education scholarship fund established in Melinda’s honor. Her wish was to support the advancement of the arts across our community as well as provide scholarships to students pursuing art education degrees. Condolences may be left for the family below.

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CC Corpuz and family
1 month ago

Condolences to you and your family, Scott. May the sweet memories of Melinda sustain you all.

Sybil and Rob Spurgeon
1 month ago

Scott, we were so sorry to hear this news. Melinda was such a joyful and kind person. Our thoughts are with you and your family as you grieve this terrible loss. May time do its quiet healing work <3

Yasmeen Taswell
1 month ago

Scott and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Melinda. There are no words for such an unimaginable loss, but I hope your cherished memories bring you moments of comfort in the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kyla Shawyer
1 month ago

Sending heartfelt prayers to you Scott, Zoey and Maxwell. May beautiful Melinda’s eternal light burn forever brightly in your hearts. With deepest sympathy and love to you and your family 🙏❤️ Kyla and Nick Shawyer

Debbie Downes
1 month ago

Dear Scott and family

I did not have the privilege of knowing Melinda, but I only heard wonderful things about her. I am so sorry for your family’s loss, and send light and love your way. My mom and I are both so very sad 🙁

Debbie Downes and Ellie Lipton Firestone

David White
1 month ago

Melinda lived life as a genuine model of so much that is good and beautiful. Her presence will be sorely missed by us all, but her spirit remains with us and she will continue to be a positive influence on how we see the world and live our lives.

Erin Berens
1 month ago

Scott & family,
I am so very sorry for the loss of Melinda. She was such a vibrant, loving person and I adored seeing her at Board & Brush. My deepest thoughts are with you all now.

Kelly Rollins
1 month ago

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Melinda was so fun to be around. I always loved going to the store and seeing her there. My thoughts are with your family.

Jacky Sher Raker
1 month ago

What a beautiful service, a true testament to the life, spirit and love of sweet Melinda. Yehi zichra baruch, may her memory be for a blessing.

Claus Ihlemann & Robert Roman
1 month ago

Dear Scott and Family,

So very sorry for your loss, Melinda brought so much joy, laughter and kindness to the world.
We will miss her terribly