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Melinda S. Crisp

February 24, 1951 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 70)


Myrtle Beach, SC – Melinda S. Crisp, 70, entered into rest Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Grand Strand Hospital with her children at her side.

Memorial services will be held Monday, January 10, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Burroughs Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Speece of Christ Church of Murrells Inlet officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service.  Burroughs Funeral Home is located at 3558 Old Kings Highway, SC  29576. Her service is to be a colorful celebration of her spirit so the in accordance with her wishes, the family asks that formal, sullen attire not be worn.  Her favorite colors were purple and teal.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Melinda was born in Dillon County, South Carolina on February 24, 1951. She worked as a nurses’ assistant over the years at various locations.  She enjoyed creating with her hands by crafting and gardening.  Her favorite pastimes were enjoying the company of her friends and family while searching for that perfect, unbroken seashell, and golf cart rides on the beach. 

Melinda was preceded in death by her husband Robert “Bobby” E. Crisp, parents E. Walt Shirk & Sara Shirk, her granddaughter Brianna E. Elliott, and her dear friend Michael Torhan.  She is survived by her son Robert K. Crisp, daughter Amy M. Tomko, granddaughters Kaydin M. Xon & Amanda K. Crisp, grandson Coasten M. Tomko, great granddaughters Haven F. Xon & Adella R. Xon, great grandson Finnegan K. Elliott, sisters Patricia Mulcahy & Sallie Eaddy, niece Barbara Reagan, and many other extended family members. 

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff at the Grand Strand Hospital for their compassionate care of Melinda and the family who stayed with her as she transitioned from this life into the next. 

The family is asking for anyone who is so moved, to send flowers to Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Highway, SC  29576 for her service or contribute to the American Diabetes Association at or P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA  22116-7023 in her honor.

Condolences may be made at

Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.

To send flowers to Melinda's family, please visit our floral store.


Celebration of Life
January 10, 2022

6:00 PM
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services
3558 Old Kings Hwy.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

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