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Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, May 30, 2024


Jan. 29, 2002 – Dr. Lois Melchior, a native of St. Thomas, died on Saturday, Jan. 19, in Cape Coast, Ghana, where she was working on a mission of Christian service. She was 35.
Melchoir was a member of a team of 10 medical-care practitioners from Global Health Outreach, a short-term mission program of the Christian Medical and Dental Association.
She is survived by her parents, Vera and Ariel Melchior Jr.; sisters Lisa and Luanne Melchior; niece Dahlia Danet; grandparents Gertrude and Ariel Melchior Sr.; great-aunt Zelina Petersen; aunts Rita Watley, Norma Gomez, Laurel Melchior, Elinor Melchior, Valerie Wade, Marjorie Preston, Carmen George, Bernice Lennard and Eldra Buckle; uncles Lionel George, Alvin Gomez, Lincoln Watley, Marcelino Buckle, Earl Melchior and Ruben Lennard; special cousin Kahlea Nicholsen; and other relatives too numerous to mention.
Dr. Melchior had resided in the Maryland-Washington, D.C., area for the last 18 years. She was the owner and operator of Melchior Family Health LLC in College Park, Md.
She leaves behind a loving and dedicated staff, a roster of loving patients, many colleagues in the medical profession, her church family at Precious Cornerstone Gospel Church in Maryland, and many friends.
She was valedictorian of the Class of 1984 at All Saints Cathedral School. Her grandfather, Ariel Melchior Sr., was the founder, owner and editor of the Virgin Islands Daily News until his retirement.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Word of Faith International Christian Center in Estate Thomas. Burial will be at Western Cemetery No. 1.

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