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Melony Ann "Mel" Conkle (Penick)

Full Name: Melony Ann "Mel" Conkle (Penick)

Date of Birth: November 14, 1974

Date of Death: July 11, 2017

Country of Birth: United States

Place of Birth: New Bern, North Carolina

Place of Death: New Bern, North Carolina


Melony Ann Conkle was born on November 14, 1974 and passed away on July 11, 2017 of complications from pnuemonia.

Her parents are Patricia Southard Mills and Raymond J. Conkle. She has one sister, Michele Conkle Clevenger and one brother, Jacob Ryan Mills. Melony was blessed with two sons, Cody Austin Penick and Kyle Joseph Penick. She was preceeded in death by both sets of her grandparents, an uncle and an aunt.

Melony was a spitfire all her life. She made people love her just by being in the same room with them. Her smile was contagious and infectious. She loved her work as a Hairstylist and believed the saying, "If you make a living doing something you love you never work a day in your life." Her co-workers and her clients meant the world to her.

Melony had so many friends, but none more close to her than her friend Crystal Lockey Wood. Those two could make you blush. They counted on each other when times got tough. They had each others back.

But closer than anything was family! Family meant her brother, her sister, her neices and her nephews, and her Mama. But it also meant her adopted children, her sons friends. They called her Mama Mel and knew that she would treat them just like she treated her own children. I saw it over and over.

To know Melony is to know the deep love she had for her sons. Her life revolved around Cody and Kyle. Not a moment in her life was spent doing anything but making her boys homelife secure. She worked hard all the time to provide the things they needed. No one who knew Melony could doubt that she existed for her boys.

Melony loved her sister Michele with all her heart. And loved her brother Jacob completely. Life kept us busy doing the everyday things we do to work and raise our children but hardly a day would go by that someone was on the phone checking on the other or just having a conversation. Little snippets of time during an otherwise hectic day of work, we could always reach out to each other at a moments notice with a thought or a question that would pop into our mind. So though it was harder to see each other every day we each knew the other was only a call away and a few minutes drive.

The coming days will hold many emotions, we will have to struggle through them to acceptance and healing. Melony will always be with us. I can see her in her boys. I can see her in Michele and I can see her in the mirror. Her spirit and personality is way too big to ever be forgotten. I love you Baby Girl and will see you again soon..


A Celebration of Melony's Life will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday July 23rd at Kahlert Funeral Chapel in Maysville. The family will receive friends half an hour prior to the service, from 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm at the funeral home.

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