OCEAN CITY — Melissa Marie Elgen, 50, passed away suddenly on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.

Melissa was born at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md., on Oct. 26, 1968, to the late Barbara Jo Voegtli. She was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Thomas Elgen. She and her husband resided for many years in Oxford, Md.

Surviving are her children, Johnathan Walker of Glen Burnie, Gigi Elgen of Denver, Colo., Summer Chance and her husband Christopher of Cambridge, Md., and Riley Elgen of Ocean City. She was an adored grandmother to Zaye, Lily and Gryffin. Also surviving are numerous brothers and sisters, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Melissa graduated from Calvert High School in 1986, where she played field hockey, was a cheerleader and was part of the drama club.

Melissa worked at her favorite hangout, Bourbon Street on the Beach, for many years. She was a devoted mother who always claimed “Mom-mom” was her favorite name. This avid Redskins fan loved “her” beach, loved helping people and especially enjoyed making people laugh.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin, followed by a reception at Bourbon Street on the Beach in Ocean City at 1 p.m.

A donation in her memory may be made to: Melissa Elgen Memorial Fund, c/o Bank of Ocean City, 627 William St., Berlin, MD 21811.

Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbagefu neralhome.com.

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