Melanie served as a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles, was an avid traveler, achieved a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and enjoyed daily walks with her border collies. Most of all, Melanie cherished spending time with her three beloved grandchildren.
Surviving are her children, Elizabeth Thomas (William) of Silver Spring, MD and Melanie Hicks (Erik) of Camillus, NY; three grandchildren, Rhys Thomas, Avery Hicks, and Beatrice Thomas; four siblings, Kristine Johnson (Bruce), JoAnne Myles (Richard), Sarah Carelli, and Jonathan Bailey (MaryJo); and sister-in-law Margaret Bailey. She was pre-deceased by her husband, John Frederick Hensley, and her brother, Lucius Homer Bailey III.
A memorial service will be held on Monday July 30th at 1pm at First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the John Dau Foundation www.johndaufoundation.org.
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