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Celebrating the life of

Mary Katherine "Katie" Mell

November 20, 1960 - December 19, 2019

Mary Katherine

Mary Katherine “Katie” Mell died unexpectedly while a patient in Memorial University Medical Center at the age of 59.

She was the fourth daughter born to Vergie and Vic Mell.  She was definitely one of a kind.  From the day she was born until the day she died Katie always had the needs of others in mind.  She was the kindest, most gentle soul, always wanting to help anyone at any time.  If you met her once, she knew your name and you were her friend forever.  She loved life, dancing and most of all….boiled crabs.  Katie worked with Tammy Myrick for over 30 years.  She loved her work and was sharp as a tack.   Katie could read by age three….true fact.  The nuns at Blessed Sacrament gave her odd jobs like delivering blank notes to the principal’s office.  She needed to stay busy and not HELP others.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Barbee “Vergie” Mell on December 16, 2009 and father, John E. “Vic” Mell on December 17, 1988.

Katie is survived by sisters, Laura Mell Summerlin (Billy), Victoria Mell McCuen (Edwin J.), Valerie Mell Rogers (Daniel), and brother, John F. Mell;  nieces and nephews (all of her children), Jason Rogers, Justin Rogers (Nicole), Edwin McCuen, Jr. (Abby), Patrick Summerlin (Carol), John Rogers (Laura), Keenan Summerlin (Ellie), Brandon Mell, Virginia “Ginny” McCuen,  Nolan Mell (Damon), Jordan Rogers, Laura Summerlin Lemieux (Brennan), Cecilia Mell Buttimer (Jonathan),  Joseph Mell McCuen, and Joshua Rogers (Audrey); our beloved aunt, Jane Mell Hagin and many, many cousins and friends.

Katie loved all unconditionally “in circles, infinity, to the moon, and beyond”.

A visitation will be held Monday, December 23, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be announced.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr., Savannah, GA  31406 or The Vic Mell / Jim Walsh Foundation, P.O. Box 14554, Savannah, GA  31406.   This foundation is a huge supporter of Benedictine Military School and dear to all of our hearts.

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Dear Vickie, Edwin, and Abby, I am so sorry to learn of the sudden death of your sister, Katie. May God lead you though this difficult time and Katie rest in God's peace. With sympathy and prayers, Sister Susan

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Laura, I am so sorry for you and your family. Please know you are in my prayers.

- Terry Charles, Savannah , Ga


Laura, I am so sorry for you and your family. Please know you are in my prayers.

- Terry Charles, Savannah , Ga


Valerie and family, Katie was one of the most interesting persons I had ever met, which was a very long time ago. She always remembered your name even if she hadn't seen you in a while. She loved her family and friends and will be missed by anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. You and your family are in my thoughts. Your long ago classmate, Mary Barker Reiser

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Dear Mell Family: I used to think that Katie and I were a lot alike growing up. I was only flattering myself as she was a much stronger person than me. I hope I turned out to be at least as half as good a person as Katie. Even though we grew up and apart, there will always be a place in my heart remembering Katie and the childhood we had together. Love you guys!

- Karen Sharpe Tauscher, Lexington, SC


To the Mell family, please accept our heartfelt condolences in the loss of dear Katie. Although we had the gift of knowing Katie for too short a period of time, it was enough time to recognize her sweetness, her compassion, her competence, and her loving heart. We loved her and will miss her presence in our lives.

- Alex (Bubber) and Alice Hodges, savannah, georgia


What a light Katie was for us all!!! She has inspired abundant love, generosity, authenticity, and fierce loyalty. So thankful for that?. May her love bring you peace and acceptance! With love, Melanie

- Melanie Christian, Savannah , GA


So Sorry for your Loss. It has been a long time but I will always remember her as a caring and Loving person. Prayers are with all her family and friends

- Richard J Corbett, Loganville, GA


Laura and family, I am so sorry to hear about Katie's passing. Please know you all are in my thoughts and I wish you peace during this sad time.

- Cheryl Clanton Barker, Savannah, GA


So sorry to hear of Katie's death. I've known hr since w we kids and she was always a 'JOY" to be around. She always kept up with my family and always said condolences of our good and bad news..A true person. She will be missed. Especially on St. Patrick 's Day.

- Mark Cuyler Hendricks, Plant City, FL


Katie You Will Be Missed Dearly Im Pleased I Had the chance of meeting you,Always loved your Love You in Circles my Angels,You was sooo sweet and Gonna miss you.Fly High Now Angel

- Christina Edgerly, Tybee Island, Ga


You never saw Katie without a smile on her face. She was one of a kind and will be missed by so many...

- Mary Ann Williams, Savannah, GA


Rest in Paradise sweet girl...

- Mary Dizzine Layton , Pooler, Ga


My baby sista as she used to tell me... she was outgoing,amazing,loving, helpful,cheerful, wonderful human being.. I had the pleasure of working with her and it was never boring always eventful! I'm going to miss your text every week telling me KISSES and HUGS INFINITY in capital letters because she couldn't see the words! I'll always remember your smile and your laugh.I love you to the moon and back!! My older sista! Xoxo my sugabug!

- Brooke Hudson , Savannah , Ga


Betty and I were saddened to learn of the passing of "Katie". We both enjoyed her so much and will miss her effervescent smile and friendly greetings wherever we may have run into her. Our sincerest sympathies to her siblings and many nieces and nephews.

- Billy Wilson, Savannah, Georgia


Betty and I were saddened to learn of the passing of "Katie". We both enjoyed her so much and will miss her effervescent smile and friendly greetings wherever we may have run into her. Our sincerest sympathies to her siblings and many nieces and nephews.

- Billy Wilson, Savannah, Georgia


We are so sad to hear of Katie's passing. She was a very sweet and caring person. Condolences to the Mell family.

- Dianne and Brooks Gaudry, Savannah , Ga


Sending love and prayers to the Mell family. Katie was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed?

- Kilpatrick, Savannah, Ga


All the words in the world would not be enough to say how sorry I am for your loss

- Peggi Hendrix Guynn, Darien, GA


Our Prayers are with the entire Mell family, May your heart be filled with love and memories of Katie ??

- Terri & Richard Davis. ( Terri Butler) , Decatur , Georgia


Shocked and saddened by the loss of your sister. May the Lord give you His peace. Susan and Danny

- Susan Bunger, Savannah, Georgia


Katie was one of the kindest people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. She would light up a room with her smile and spunk!!! She will missed by so many!

- Dottie Gaudry, Savannah, Ga


Sending thoughts and prayers to the Mell family. Katie was such a sweet loving person. So sorry for your loss

- Tom and Sandra Kynerd, Savannah, GA


I can’t tell you how sorry I am for the loss of Katie. She was that brightness, light that was always shining. I never saw her with a frown. Always out to help anyone. Her light will shine through her family and especially her beloved nieces and nephews. May she Rest In Peace.

- The Anglin Family, Savannah, GA


My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Katie loved her family to the moon and back ! I have known her since she was so very young and her love for all only got bigger. God needs Katie now and I know she is already busy at the task . God Bless all of you and love in circles!!!!!

- Bonnie Connolly, Savannah, Ga


Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! We are so saddened to hear of Katie's sudden passing. God Bless!

- Patti & Bruce Pharis, Irmo, SC


I am very saddened by the death of Katie and will miss her very much. As we journeyed through Blessed Sacrament and Savannah High Schools together, we enjoyed time spent. Much love, thoughts and prayers are with the Mell family at this time of great sorrow.

- Vincent Powers, Savannah, Ga


God bless all the Mells as yall lost a sister who was always full of life , Sig and Margie All , our prayers are with yall

- Sigbert All, Townsend, GA


Katie was a friend to all and will be greatly missed. Please accept our prayers and deepest sympathy.

- Jimmy and Connie Deal, Savannah, Georgia


Dear Vickie, Edwin, and Abby, I am so sorry to learn of the sudden death of your sister, Katie. May God lead you though this difficult time and Katie rest in God's peace. With sympathy and prayers, Sister Susan

- , ,


Laura, I am so sorry for you and your family. Please know you are in my prayers.

- Terry Charles, Savannah , Ga


Laura, I am so sorry for you and your family. Please know you are in my prayers.

- Terry Charles, Savannah , Ga


Valerie and family, Katie was one of the most interesting persons I had ever met, which was a very long time ago. She always remembered your name even if she hadn't seen you in a while. She loved her family and friends and will be missed by anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. You and your family are in my thoughts. Your long ago classmate, Mary Barker Reiser

- , ,


Dear Mell Family: I used to think that Katie and I were a lot alike growing up. I was only flattering myself as she was a much stronger person than me. I hope I turned out to be at least as half as good a person as Katie. Even though we grew up and apart, there will always be a place in my heart remembering Katie and the childhood we had together. Love you guys!

- Karen Sharpe Tauscher, Lexington, SC


To the Mell family, please accept our heartfelt condolences in the loss of dear Katie. Although we had the gift of knowing Katie for too short a period of time, it was enough time to recognize her sweetness, her compassion, her competence, and her loving heart. We loved her and will miss her presence in our lives.

- Alex (Bubber) and Alice Hodges, savannah, georgia


What a light Katie was for us all!!! She has inspired abundant love, generosity, authenticity, and fierce loyalty. So thankful for that?. May her love bring you peace and acceptance! With love, Melanie

- Melanie Christian, Savannah , GA


So Sorry for your Loss. It has been a long time but I will always remember her as a caring and Loving person. Prayers are with all her family and friends

- Richard J Corbett, Loganville, GA


Laura and family, I am so sorry to hear about Katie's passing. Please know you all are in my thoughts and I wish you peace during this sad time.

- Cheryl Clanton Barker, Savannah, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Denny & Ginger McBride , North Caro


So sorry to hear of Katie's death. I've known hr since w we kids and she was always a 'JOY" to be around. She always kept up with my family and always said condolences of our good and bad news..A true person. She will be missed. Especially on St. Patrick 's Day.

- Mark Cuyler Hendricks, Plant City, FL


A candle has been lit!

- Brad Wittfeld , Georg


A candle has been lit!

- Jan Holland Ethridge, Alpharetta , Georg


A candle has been lit!

- hristina Edgerly , Georg


Katie You Will Be Missed Dearly Im Pleased I Had the chance of meeting you,Always loved your Love You in Circles my Angels,You was sooo sweet and Gonna miss you.Fly High Now Angel

- Christina Edgerly, Tybee Island, Ga


You never saw Katie without a smile on her face. She was one of a kind and will be missed by so many...

- Mary Ann Williams, Savannah, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Mary Dizzine Layton , Georg


Rest in Paradise sweet girl...

- Mary Dizzine Layton , Pooler, Ga


My baby sista as she used to tell me... she was outgoing,amazing,loving, helpful,cheerful, wonderful human being.. I had the pleasure of working with her and it was never boring always eventful! I'm going to miss your text every week telling me KISSES and HUGS INFINITY in capital letters because she couldn't see the words! I'll always remember your smile and your laugh.I love you to the moon and back!! My older sista! Xoxo my sugabug!

- Brooke Hudson , Savannah , Ga


Betty and I were saddened to learn of the passing of "Katie". We both enjoyed her so much and will miss her effervescent smile and friendly greetings wherever we may have run into her. Our sincerest sympathies to her siblings and many nieces and nephews.

- Billy Wilson, Savannah, Georgia


Betty and I were saddened to learn of the passing of "Katie". We both enjoyed her so much and will miss her effervescent smile and friendly greetings wherever we may have run into her. Our sincerest sympathies to her siblings and many nieces and nephews.

- Billy Wilson, Savannah, Georgia


We are so sad to hear of Katie's passing. She was a very sweet and caring person. Condolences to the Mell family.

- Dianne and Brooks Gaudry, Savannah , Ga


Sending love and prayers to the Mell family. Katie was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed?

- Kilpatrick, Savannah, Ga


All the words in the world would not be enough to say how sorry I am for your loss

- Peggi Hendrix Guynn, Darien, GA


Our Prayers are with the entire Mell family, May your heart be filled with love and memories of Katie ??

- Terri & Richard Davis. ( Terri Butler) , Decatur , Georgia


A candle has been lit!

- Beth Feltovic Toomer , Georg


Shocked and saddened by the loss of your sister. May the Lord give you His peace. Susan and Danny

- Susan Bunger, Savannah, Georgia


Katie was one of the kindest people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. She would light up a room with her smile and spunk!!! She will missed by so many!

- Dottie Gaudry, Savannah, Ga


Sending thoughts and prayers to the Mell family. Katie was such a sweet loving person. So sorry for your loss

- Tom and Sandra Kynerd, Savannah, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Patrick and Therese Sheehan , Georg


I can’t tell you how sorry I am for the loss of Katie. She was that brightness, light that was always shining. I never saw her with a frown. Always out to help anyone. Her light will shine through her family and especially her beloved nieces and nephews. May she Rest In Peace.

- The Anglin Family, Savannah, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Fred & Ann Kessler , Georg


My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Katie loved her family to the moon and back ! I have known her since she was so very young and her love for all only got bigger. God needs Katie now and I know she is already busy at the task . God Bless all of you and love in circles!!!!!

- Bonnie Connolly, Savannah, Ga


A candle has been lit!

- A friend , Georg


A candle has been lit!

- Patti & Bruce Pharis , South Caro


Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! We are so saddened to hear of Katie's sudden passing. God Bless!

- Patti & Bruce Pharis, Irmo, SC


A candle has been lit!

- Miriam Marston Simmons , Georg


I am very saddened by the death of Katie and will miss her very much. As we journeyed through Blessed Sacrament and Savannah High Schools together, we enjoyed time spent. Much love, thoughts and prayers are with the Mell family at this time of great sorrow.

- Vincent Powers, Savannah, Ga


God bless all the Mells as yall lost a sister who was always full of life , Sig and Margie All , our prayers are with yall

- Sigbert All, Townsend, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Sigbert and Margie All , Georg


A candle has been lit!

- Sigbert All , Georg


Katie was a friend to all and will be greatly missed. Please accept our prayers and deepest sympathy.

- Jimmy and Connie Deal, Savannah, Georgia


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200