Melissa S. Mansfield

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Melissa Ann Stallings Mansfield, 45, of Fredericksburg passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 with her family by her side.

Melissa was born in Ravenna, Ohio on May 30, 1972. She graduated from Fauquier High School in 1990 and from Mary Washington College in 1994. Melissa worked for Capital One in Fredericksburg and later became a teacher at Battlefield Middle School, where she has taught computer concepts for the past 14 years. Melissa loved traveling with her family and spending time at Long Beach Island with friends and relatives. She enjoyed being a teacher and wanted to make a positive impact on each and every student. Melissa also dedicated much of her time to the Fox Point Fintastics swim team, spending six seasons as team president.

Melissa leaves behind her husband, Michael Mansfield; and her daughters, Molly and Gillian; her parents, Larry and Carol Stallings of Fredericksburg; and her brother, Erik Stallings of Warrenton. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews; her mother-in-law, Patricia Mansfield of Cranford, New Jersey; and her cats, Mango and Shadow.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11 at St. Mary Catholic Church. A private burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at https://www.bcrf.org or to your local no kill animal shelter.