Williamsburg – Melissa Thomas ñ Eckroade- 58, passed away on March 23, 2015. Melissa truly had a heart of love for everyone she knew. She was one of the most giving human beings ever. Her smile was as huge as her heart! She adored her husband, daughters, granddaughters and her extensive family and friends. Melissa was a nursing professor at Kaplan University, she has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing. Her dedication in Nursing helped so many in need, as well as her teachings bettered the lives of so many students. Her passion for singing and heavenly voice touched so many throughout all the years. Now she is finally singing with the angels. Proceeded in death by her parents Ida and Don Thomas, brother Bruce Thomas, and her daughter Samantha Greathouse. Melissa is survived by her husband William Eckroade, daughters Shannon Gregory and Carie Hall, brother Tim Thomas (Caryn), grandchildren Autumn Rose Wenger and Ayra Hall. Visitation will be at Bucktrout Funeral Home, Sunday March 29, 2015, 5 ñ 7pm. Funeral Service will be held at Bucktrout Funeral Home Monday March 30, 2015 at 1:00pm. Burial will be private. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net.