Melinda K. Joy died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the age of 50. She was born March 9, 1967 in Lansing, MI the daughter of Richard and Linda Kay (Ellis) Roberts. Melinda earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Spring Arbor College and worked as an X-ray technician and most recently as a home health caregiver. Surviving are two sons, Ryan (Alyssa Zoll) Joy of Lansing and Eli Joy of DeWitt; parents, Linda Kay (Jack) Nelson of St. Johns; brother, Jeremy (Kimberly) Nelson (nieces Rachel and Leah) and sister, Shiloh (Brent) Kramer (Nephew Isaac) all of Portland; her grandfather, Ira “Butch” Roberts and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandmother Elizabeth Roberts and her father Richard who is MIA from the Vietnam War. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, January 15, 2018 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns with Pastor Andy Croel officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to a charity of your choosing, and give a family member a hug and let them know that you love them.