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Melody Lynn LaChappelle

June 8, 1956 — December 2, 2022


Melody Lynn LaChappelle


Melody L. LaChappelle of Cambridge died Friday December 2, 2022 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. She was 66 years old. 


Born June 8, 1956 in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late William G. LaChappelle Jr. and Barbara Shorter Myerly.


She is survived by her daughter Shelly Tinsley of Max Meadows Va; A step son Joseph Bennet Sr. of Laurel, DE. 

Three grandsons Michael LaChappelle of Max Meadows, Dylan Tinsley (Fiancé Kaylee) of Max Meadows, Dustin Tinsley (Crystal) of Max Meadows. 

Three great granddaughters, Aurora Tinsley, Atthiela LaChappelle and Kiara Tinsley; one brother William G. LaChappelle lll and his wife Alicia, four sisters Faith Cannon of Crisfield, Mellissa LaChappelle and Michele Hernandez of California, Rebecca Mandes of Connecticut; two aunts that she called sisters Holly Cook and Yvonne Church (Terry) of Cambridge; one uncle Jerry Shorter (Nichole) of South Carolina; a niece Angel Osborne who was like another daughter to her. She also has numerous nieces, nephews and many cousins.


In addition Melody was preceded in death by her mother Barbara Myerly and step father Roy “Bo” Myerly; father William LaChappelle Jr; grandparents Murial and Granville Shorter; William LaChappelle Sr and Stella Locke LaChappelle; niece Stephanie Daniel.


The family would like to send out a special thank you to her niece Angel Osborne and Dorothy Taylor who took such loving care of her.


Melody was first and foremost a mother who loved her daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She cherished and loved her family and friends. She was a beloved member of Souls Harbor Church of God.  She was also stubborn and kind hearted. She loved to play games and decorating her scooter every holiday, you could always find her at a yard sale or playing bingo.  Melody will always be remembered as a die-hard Redskins fan. As we say our goodbyes today, we rejoice in knowing that Melody is now in her forever home watching over her family and friends and also reuniting with her loved ones. She will be forever missed.


A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 pm Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Souls Harbor Church of God in Cambridge with Pastor Tyler Collins and Pastor Jayson Bleyer officiating.


In lieu of flowers, contributions in Melody’s name can be sent to Souls Harbor Church of God, 718 Peachblossom Ave., Cambridge, MD 21613.


Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, Cambridge.


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