Mary Lou Melnyk

Mary Lou Faucett Melnyk, 72, widow of Kasimir “Casey” Melnyk, of Simpsonville, passed away on Monday, February 7, 2022.  Born in Marinette, WI, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd W. and Margaret Hass Faucett.

After retiring Mary moved from Michigan to Simpsonville, SC to be near her daughter, Sarah.  Mary spent her time with her dog Biddy, participating in prayer groups at the Simpsonville United Methodist Church, and playing MahJong.  She had a special love for her granddaughter Kasey, Kasey’s husband Chance, and their son Wyatt.

Mary is survived by her son, Daniel Lloyd Melnyk of Constantine, MI; daughter Sarah Rose Erskine and her husband, Evan, of Simpsonville; a granddaughter, Kasey Wernlund and her husband, Chance, of Granger, IN; a great grandson, Wyatt William Wernlund; four sisters, Carol Sue Crozier, Sharon Putnam, Maureen Thill, and Julie Rein; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by a brother Mike Faucett and two sisters Maxine Faucett and Nancy Wittl.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Heritage Funeral Home beginning at 1:00 pm.  The family will visit with friends following the service.

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Condolences to the family of Mary Lou Melnyk

  • So sorry to hear this news. Please know we are praying for her family.

  • Mark Cochran
    10 months ago

    Sarah – So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I missed seeing her along with you and Evan at SUMC these past few months. Hoping and praying that you can find comfort and strength in the fact that she is no longer suffering and that she is currently in Paradise sitting at the feet of Jesus. Please let me know if there is anything that I can help you with concerning probate or settling the estate. Mark

  • Dianne Hanna
    10 months ago

    Sarah, so sorry and sad about your mother’s passing. She was such a fine lady and a dedicated Stephen Minister. She loved the people she ministered to and said prayers for me as well. Will be in Atlanta Saturday but I will definitely be thinking of you and your family. Dianne Hanna

  • Katherine Kleinbach Riley
    10 months ago

    Sarah and family, I am sorry to hear that we lost Mary. She was an absolute “treasure”; I’m glad I got to know her, as well as you, through Stephen Ministry. She was a very caring person and truly loved her family. You will each be in our thoughts and prayers as you deal with your loss.

  • Connie Martin
    10 months ago

    Sarah, we are so sorry for the loss of your mom. I enjoyed getting to know your mom at Circle. She was a very special lady.

    Connie and Garner Martin

  • Brittany
    10 months ago

    So very sorry for your loss Danny & Sarah. Your mom was a great woman. We will miss that smile of hers. Praying for peace and comfort.
    Love, Brittany, Chuck & Uncle Wally Melnyk

  • Teri Naugle
    10 months ago

    Dan, Kasey, Sarah, Evan –
    Words cannot explain how our hearts break for you families. She was special to so many people. We are taking comfort in the fact that she is reunited with Casey. We are sending lots of prayers and love.
    – Teri and Hannah

  • Sarah,

    I hadn’t checked my email all week, and was shocked to see the notice about your mother. I know she will be missed terribly.
    I pray that God will pour out His peace and love on you and your family during this hard time.

    Hugs to you,
    Nancy Royal

  • Kenneth Knox
    10 months ago

    Sarah and Evan,
    So sorry for the loss of mom. God gave your mom a special gift of loving and caring for people. Mary placed this gift in her heart and then passed the blessing on. When she visited people from our Church, she would built a loving relationship with them. Every time visited, she brighten their day. We should all learn from her example. The Church and I will miss her.

  • Daryl Faucett
    10 months ago

    Danny, Sarah & family,
    We were so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Glad we got to visit with her last year. Mary was a very special person & know she will be missed. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Daryl & Kathy Faucett

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