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Melissa “Lisa” Mailhiot, 58, of Bellville, Texas passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in Bellville.

Lisa was born on March 9, 1953 in Houston to Edward and Virginia (Ward) Thielen. She moved around the states with her late husband Chris, and was active in fund raising where she raised funds for the Bean’s Café in Alaska, a shelter for the homeless. She was employed with Big Hats and Little Whispers and Buccaneer’s in Brenham.

Melissa is survived by her parents Edward and Ginger Thielen of Eagle River, Alaska. Three daughters; Teresa Krupala and her husband Clifton of Bellville; Stephanie Grady of Dundalk, Md., and Shannon Massey and her husband Gary of Galloway, Ohio. One sister; Deanna Dopslaf and her husband Eric of Albuquerque, N.M. Grandchildren; Jacob Sicola, Joshua Sicola, Johnathan Sicola, Adam Sicola, Caden Massey, Channing Massey, one niece and three nephews.

A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Bellville, with Rev. Steve Olsen officiating.

Memorial may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bellville, 504 E Strauss, Bellville, Texas 77418 or to ones charity of choice.

Knesek Funeral Home in Bellville in charge of arrangements: and at


Posted by Joy Neely



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