Melody Wilson Preston transitioned to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Melody believed in the healing power of Jesus on earth and in heaven. Glory to God!Melody was preceded in death by her parents, Matthew Moore, Sr. of New Jersey NJ and her mother, Kimberly Wilson, of Columbia, SC, her only sister Ashley Wilson. Melody’s heart, her late great- grandma, Helen Esther Williams, reared Melody and taught her all the life lessons of prayer, faith in the Lord, and how to love others.
Melody was educated in the schools of Columbia, SC. She graduated from the University of Kentucky. Melody was a beautiful person inside and out. She loved and served others through her occupation as an insurance adjuster and notary. She was a beloved daughter, mother, sister, wife, aunt, cousin, and friend. She cherished her family and adopted friends into her heart. Her smile and laugh were pure and infectious. Although she was in and out of MUSC, she encouraged others to live their best life and seldom complained. To know Melody was to know was to know the love she shared as a follower of the Lord. The Bible was her instruction book, and a recent favorite book was The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy. Melody was fond of pink, fancy handbags, and snazzy shoes. She will truly be missed.
She shares a love legacy of her life with her husband, Ronnie Preston, five brothers, Matthew (Crystal) Moore, Jr. of NC, Michael Moore of NJ, Kyle (Fantasia) Moore of NY, Corey Wilson of Columbia, SC, and Christopher Moore of GA, and one stepdaughter, Charon (Andre) Brooks. She also leaves two grandaunts, Bernice Scott, and Brenda Wilson, her mother-in- law, Blondell Preston, two sisters-in-law, Deborah (Robert) Moses and Janet Preston-Mack and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Melody cherished the care and friendship with her hospice nurse, Beth Clifton of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Ashli Forrest and her mother, Keta Forrest of Columbia, SC provided close friendship as well as loving assistance to Melody in Columbia, SC. They were all like sisters.