Lisette “Lisa” Melendez

Lisette “Lisa” Melendez

Lisette “Lisa” Melendez

November 01, 1971~June 16, 2024

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved child, Lisette “Lisa” Melendez, who was taken from us too soon on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at the tender age of 52. She was born on November 1,1971 in Manhattan, NY. Lisa graduated from Dixie Hollins High School in 1990.

She is survived by her parents, Bob and Gloria Melendez, her son, Christopher Rodriguez and her brother, Roberto Melendez Jr. (Cynthia) and her nephew, Jayden Melendez.

Lisa brought immeasurable joy and light into our lives with her kind heart and radiant smile. She worked for Winn Dixie for 35 years, her coworkers and customers loved her dearly. She loved spending time with her family and playing games together. She is known for her long nails, shopping, and being a dear friend to anyone who knew her. Lisa loved her son, Christopher, “to the moon and back”. Everything she was, will live on through him.

Though her time with us was brief, the depth of love and happiness she shared will forever remain in our hearts. She always brought so much light and joy to any room she entered, especially with that beautiful, beautiful smile of hers (it was!). Our world lost one shining ray of light.

She is preceded in death by her sister, Linda Melendez, who was graciously waiting for her. Two sisters, two best friends, reunited once more.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024 starting at 10:00am located at 3180 30th Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 (Sorensen Funeral Home).

Funeral service will start at 11:30am.

Immediately following, we will be going to Calvary Catholic Cemetery – 5233 118th Ave North, Clearwater, FL 33760


Sorensen Funeral Home


Patricia Perrotto

June 19, 2024, 1:35 pm

My dear sweet Lisa,
I can’t tell you how I think about you so much the last few days.
We always had so much fun at family game time, you are going to be missed and were loved by so many.
Rest easy now,and be with Linda.
We will take care of Christopher.
Love you and miss you

Michelle Gonzalez

June 19, 2024, 1:42 pm

Deepest condolences and prayers 🙏 lisa was such a ray of sunshine

Kelly Donovan

June 19, 2024, 1:43 pm

I worked with Lisa over 30 years ago and WD. We stayed in touch all of these years. Lisa was an amazing person. I can’t imagine your sorrow. My prayers are with you all. Kelly Donovan💔🙏🏼💔🙏🏼

Robin Warniment

June 19, 2024, 2:26 pm

You were one of the most wonderful energetic loving person and friend that I have ever had the privilege to know, you always asked about Somerbreze Warniment and her kids I will miss you forever Lisa Melendez. May God wrap his loving arms around your family and friends now and always

Patricia Minder

June 19, 2024, 3:27 pm

My condolences to your family and son and many friends. My heart aches knowing such a beautiful soul has gained her wings. Always remember you are always in our hearts and we all will remember how special you are. With you amazing spirit,heart and smile. Rest easy with your other love ones. No more pain and know that you are always loved. Spread your wings and soar thru those Heavenly Gate. This is not a goodbye it is until we meet again at the gate in the sky. RIP Lisa ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Judy Blackburn

June 19, 2024, 3:35 pm

I worked with Lisa for almost 8 years at Wd she would always call me by my full name. Lisa always told me when I worked the Deli she always tell me you’re the only one she like to cut for her. You will be missed by so many. Fly high sweet Angel Judy Blackburn…

Jackie and Lorenzo

June 19, 2024, 3:43 pm

“Hey sister!”
That’s how every text message from you started. I miss you so much already. I keep looking back at messages from you and pictures. My eyes fill up with tears but I also have a smile on my face looking back on all of our memories. You will be missed more than we can even describe. We will take care of your baby boy. I love you so much!

Malissa Pierce

June 19, 2024, 4:07 pm

Still can’t wrap my head around you being gone. You were a true friend to those that loved you. You made it so easy , no expectations and always real . I will forever miss you , some are just harder to get through than others and this is one of them . I know Linda was standing there with outstretched arms taking you in for the biggest hug . Rest easy my friend , watch over us all and drop a feather now and then ❤️

D. Memhard

June 19, 2024, 4:14 pm

Oh Lisa my friend, funny how we’d always see each other after the Christmas Parade walking back home. Last time was sadly two year’s ago, when I finally meet your handsome son Christopher. I’ll never forget your smile. I can only imagine what you and Linda have been doing up in Heaven. Two beautiful Angel’s.

Tami Croft

June 19, 2024, 4:15 pm

Lisa touched so many lives in the very best way. I’m grateful I got the chance to know her as a friend. Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Lisa will be missed dearly by many. ❤️ Tami

Pamela&Michael Morris

June 19, 2024, 5:32 pm

Our deepest condolences to Lisa’s family. Lisa was such a a sweet girl and known her since my son played baseball with her brother for Smalley’s. She was a ray of sunshine and will be missed by all and her memory is on our hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with family,friends and loved ones. God bless.

Cataejah jones & Heather cash

June 19, 2024, 5:36 pm

My heart is broken hearing the news of Lisa’s passing. I had and my mother had the pleasure of working with her for several years at WinnDixie and she was always a great person to be around always uplifting and was kind to everyone to know her was to love her. We are sending our deepest condolences and prayers to her family thank you for sharing her with us. May her spirit rest peacefully. 💖

Tina Riccitelli

June 19, 2024, 5:36 pm

Lisa my dear friend. I can’t believe that you are gone I have known you for many years. Worked with you at WD store 681. You were the sweetest and had a big heart. You will be deeply missed. RIP Lisa.

Tina Riccitelli

June 19, 2024, 5:52 pm

Lisa my dear friend, I can’t believe that you are gone. I have known you for many years. Worked with you at WD for a long time. Knew you when you were pregnant with Christopher. Will always remember the good times we had. You will be deeply missed RIP Lisa

Fernanda Garcia

June 19, 2024, 6:53 pm

My Condolences to the family!
Praying to God to give the family strength and guidance during this difficult time!
Comadre, my heart is torn with Lisa’s passing, she was a wonderful and sweet girl. She will be miss as much as we have missed Linda. Rest In Peace My Dear Lisa!🙏

Haedin Gonzalez

June 19, 2024, 7:12 pm

Lisa you were my aunt. Even though we were not the closest i still loved and cared about you. Its so weird knowing that you are gone and i wont see you again. I hope god is treating you well and you are in less pain. May your soul rest.

Jennifer Waterman

June 20, 2024, 10:30 am

It’s hard to believe that such a bright light has been dimmed. I knew Lisa for over 30 years. Met her at Winn Dixie and we quickly became friends. She was always there with a hug, her beautiful smile and those nails (that she would occasionally tap on the counter…lol). You could always see the love she had for her son when she spoke of him. Always sharing about her loving parents and how proud she was of Christopher. It’s going to be hard walking into that store without looking for her. Lisa will truly be missed. May she soar high with the angels and watch over those who loved her. Many prayers, condolences and hugs to her family and friends.

Linda Baraglia

June 20, 2024, 4:54 pm

Lisa it’s hard to believe you are gone.
we worked together for a long time.
I miss seeing your car pull up in the parking lot in the morning and all are chats and laughs we shared.You where allways there when I needed help or a ride home.
You where a good freind I will miss you dearly. Rest in peace my sweet fiend❤🙏

Maureen, and Mike Gervato

June 20, 2024, 6:06 pm

I think Lisa loved everyone, when shopping I always looked forward to seeing her and getting one of her warm hugs, even when she wasn’t feeling well, she never said anything, she just smiled that beautiful smile of hers, she was an amazing, kind, beautiful woman, who will be so missed by everyone who knew her, we would talk about Christopher and her eyes would just light up, she loved him so very much, such an amazing mom. Sending prayers for strength, and healing during this heartbreaking time for Christopher, and all her family, another angel, gone way too soon. 🙏❤️🙏

Mike DuChemin

June 20, 2024, 7:56 pm

You were such a beautiful soul! You made my life easier for years with your happy go lucky attitude and smile. I loved joking with you and playing jokes on you. I will miss you sooooo much Lisette!

Angie Hall

June 24, 2024, 8:27 am

Friend I am so saddened to hear you are gone. Mad I did not get to say goodbye. I went to high school with LISA, she always made sure I got my class work done or she did it for me lol, thank you for helping me graduate high school. Twin Birthday month hers was November 1 mines November 4!! Friend This is a hard pill to swallow 😔. I will always be grateful 🙏 to you. You will truly be MISSED sorry I was not there for your last days here with us. My prayers goes out to the family. I will always love ❤️ you. She was my friend. A Great person.

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