Melody Ann Lippincott of New Smyrna Beach, Florida passed away on October 28, 2013. Melody was born on April 20, 1945 in Bloomington, Illinois. She was the daughter of Jack and Lois Wise, later adopted by Julius and Lois Gerth. She graduated from the Catholic central high school. She worked for the Bloomington school system and was a long time waitress for the Benigos resturant. In 1987 she met the love of her life, Dallas Lippincott, and they were married October 21, 1987. In 1999 they moved to New Smyrna Beach. They marked the 25th anniversary of their marriage, She loved Nascar, Jeff Gordon, family, friends and taking cruises. She was preceded in death by Julius and Lois Gerth, brother Ronald Gerth, sister Judy Wyman.
She is survived by husband Dallas Lippincott, son Russell Ferguson, stepmother Catherine Gerth, nieces Cheri (Mike) Dicks of Arizona, Jill (Paul) Hindershott of Illinois, stepson David (Tracy) Lippincott of Michigan, step grandson Travis of Michigan, step daughter Carole Ann (Mike) Strachan of Michigan.
The family will receive friends at Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place 1 North Causeway 11:30am Saturday with a service following at 1:OO pm with Father John Murray, CSsR officiating. There will be a graveside service at the Parkhill Cemetery in Bloomington, Illinois at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to Hospice of Volusia Flagler Southeast Care Center 4140 South Ridgewood Avenue Edgewater FL 32141.