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Melissa Kaye Bakatsas

Melissa Kaye Bakatsas

Asheville – Melissa Kaye Bakatsas, 38, of 21 Timberlake Drive, Asheville, NC died April 5, 2008. A native of Cobb County, Georgia, she was the daughter of Nicholas E. and Faye Packer Bakatsas.

Kaye was employed as a teacher of Family Consumer Science at A C Reynolds High School. She was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Asheville. She was a graduate of University of Georgia and received her Masters degree from Western Carolina University.

Kaye loved the outdoors, animals and she was especially close to her mom, dad and her only brother Steve. Teaching was the joy of her life and she had acquired many friends due to her ability to embrace life. Her motto in life was take it easy.

A Trisagion Prayer Service will be held in the Chapel of Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Ave., on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Fr. Demetrius Iliou officiating. Burial will be Friday, April 11, 2008 in Atlanta, GA.

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kaye was also the fastest female to play kickball in asheville, always smiling, genuine, compassionate, warm and friendly, she was the first person to hug me in this town. after meeting her last year for the first time at kickball, she gave me a big old southern hug in the parking lot. gone too soon, rest in peace my friend.