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Melinda Schriver

09/08/1978 - 02/11/2024


Obituary For Melinda Schriver

Schriver, Melinda, 45, of Galloway, It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving mother, Melinda Schriver, on February 11, 2024. Born on September 8, 1978, in Vineland, she was a lifelong resident of Galloway. Melinda graduated from Absegami High School in 1997 and Atlantic Cape Community College where she studied business administration. Melinda worked as a Borgata Babe for many years and most recently worked at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino as a table games dealer since their opening day in 2018.

Melinda was a beautiful, fun-loving, loyal woman who loved nothing more than to see those around her happy. She enjoyed shopping, going to the beach, listening to music, laying by the pool, traveling, going to happy hour with her girls, going to concerts, and of course getting her massages, hair and nails done. She always captured the moment by taking pictures and videos. Above all else, what she loved most was spending time with her daughters, grandchildren, and family.

She is predeceased by her brother, Robert Schriver Jr.; and her precious baby boy, DeVante Schriver (forever 23). She is survived by her daughters, Nyasia Schriver and Naomi Chike-obi; parents, Robert and Anne Schriver; sister, Alice Luker; grandchildren, Hermione Hunter, Cameron Hunter Jr., Isabel Schriver and Jaidyn Rodriguez; daughter-in-law, Natalia Rodriguez; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

One of the highlights of Melinda’s life was being the owner and operator of Naomi’s Café. Naomi’s was a family-based establishment to gather for all occasions where the food was second to none. Melinda touched many lives through her love and devotion of her restaurant, making new friends, helping people in tough times, and serving the community by donating meals to First Responders when the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Those who knew Melinda will always remember her smile, love, generous heart, and selflessness. She always knew how to make anyone laugh and bring a smile to their face. She had a heart of gold and would drop anything to be there for anyone in need. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

A celebration of life will take place from 3PM to 7 PM, with a service at 6PM on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Parsels Funeral Home, 324 New Jersey Avenue, Absecon, NJ 08201. For online condolences, please visit www.parselsfh.com.


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03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

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  • 03/01/2024

  • 02/19/2024

    Melinda's Family she was a beautiful soul that I had the pleasure of meeting through my niece Chimere, and family she is resting with the Lord, The word of God says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Rest on my dear friend. Karen Hudson

  • 02/17/2024

    Rest in peace Melinda🥺❤️ I'll never forget all the memory's we had at the cafe🫶🏼 and you always yelling at me & devantae for clicking a pen or tapping the counter and whatever other little pet peeves you had lol but you were definitely one of the best bosses anybody could of asked for.. rip cousin🩷

  • 02/17/2024

    Melinda was a beautiful soul. I met her when I was 18 years old I'm now 30. My mom and I always went to her restaurant I loved Melinda. She was super passionate and kind. She loved her children so much. My heart breaks for her and her family but I'm sending them love and strength. Melinda always made me smile may she rest in peace.

  • 02/16/2024

    Life will not be the same without you in it 💔Gonna miss our talks and your laugh.. SIP Beautiful.. Love you cousin/sister

  • 02/16/2024

    Mel was a great person with a huge heart. I'll miss our Facebook conversations and the way she could always make people laugh. I know her son is waiting for her and they will be together. RIP my friend.

  • 02/16/2024

    My deepest condolences 💐 to your family and your beautiful granddaughter that you always show on fb . Your daughter that is taking this very hard that your not with us but only spirit . My fav fb friend I felt your pain about your son and now your not in pain anymore which we would of have you more w us . God knows all things and he has a Angel now . Rip Melinda 💜🫶🏽🙏💐

  • 02/16/2024

    I've wrote this message over & over again. No words are enough for the loss of my friend. Your heart & kindness was one of a kind. Deep conversations, happy hour, massages is how we spent our time. U always looked out u was dat kind of friend. When u get to heave tell God I said let u in! I love u sis❤️ With deep sorrow I send my condolences to the Schriver family 💐🙏🏽💕

  • 02/16/2024

    You will be missed Melinda our cousin, rest easy, sending love to the schriver family, rest in peace beautiful, 🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🤍

  • 02/16/2024

    Melinda was more like my sister than my cousin she will truly be missed 🩷

  • 02/16/2024

    I send my blessings and condolence to the family. I ate at her restaurant quite often. She was awesome person.🙏🏽

  • 02/16/2024

    I love you mommy , see you again soon 🤞🏽💐

  • 02/16/2024

    I remember when Melinda bought a bunch of kids/adults bathing suits from me. I told her I would drop them off at her house if she gave me the address. After inserting the address into my GPS, it took me directly in front of a trash dumpster. So I got on the phone and called her, I said, I got out of my car and knocked, no one answered. She laughed so hard and I laughed with her. She said, for some reason the GPS did that to everyone. She directed me to the right address and I dropped them off. She then took all those bathing suits and proceeded to donate them to good will. That's the kind of caring person she was. RIP "trouble" that's a nickname we shared with each other.

  • 02/16/2024

    Melinda brought so much joy and happiness into the world, and her absence will be deeply felt. I am going to miss all our talks stories and laughs behind the chair while doing her hair . I feel like I know you all cause she always spoke about her amazing family and friends . I'm thinking of you all and sending my love.


  • Garden of Memories

    Maricela Gonzalez sent Garden of Memories for Melinda Schriver - February 21, 2024

    Thanks for all the memories you left in our lives Sandra C.Maricela G,Lina Wilkie,Millie MC

  • Cherished Friend Bouquet

    Keisha Reynolds sent Cherished Friend Bouquet for Melinda Schriver - February 19, 2024

    May the Lord's grace and peace be with you during this difficult time. Love, Keisha R.

  • Dreams From the Heart Bouquet

    Ken sent Dreams From the Heart Bouquet for Melinda Schriver - February 17, 2024


  • 5 TREES

    Alice schriver planted 5 trees in memory of Melinda Schriver . - February 17, 2024

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