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Melanie K.I. Bond
Bay City, Michigan
(formerly of Lansing)
Melanie passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, April 18, 2018 with her family by her side at the age of 61. She was the daughter of Maynard D. and Ann M. (Utz) Cornell, born May 19, 1956 in Lansing, Michigan. Melanie married Harvey A. Bond on November 23, 1988 and he survives her. She was a documentation specialist for the State of Michigan for more than 18 years and was a member of the United Church of God in Freeland, Michigan. Melanie was an accomplished poet and story writer. She had a deep passion to help others with Usher Syndrome and many of the deaf-blind community in online groups. Melanie was fascinated with genealogy and loved locating distant relatives who also had Usher Syndrome.
Surviving besides her husband Harvey, are her children: Meilani R.A. (Brad Keiffer) Williams, Jamie R.M. (Eric Henderson) Williams, and Daniel G. Bond, step daughters: Theresa (Adam Spence) Dafoe and Melanie C. Bond. Melanie’s mother, Ann M. Cornell. Grandchildren: Corinne, Ethan, Alexis, Qi’Airra, Davon, Kamarri, Kameia, Sa’Riyah, Marciano, Kira, Cole, Lucas, Amy, and Culley. Her two sisters: Jennifer Cornell and Cynthia Cornell, one brother Jeff Cornell.
In-laws: Lorraine Gerrow, Neil (Lorna) Bond, Susan (Peter) Coleman, Betty Ann (Jack) Hiscott and Douglas (Roberta) Bond. Melanie was predeceased by her father Maynard D. Cornell, many aunts, uncles and relatives.
Per Melanie’s request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service is being planned for May or June. A more complete obituary will appear shortly.