Melissa Alvarado

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Melissa Kay Alvarado, nee Burgess, 52, of O’Fallon, IL, born June 9, 1968, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, August 21, 2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Mrs. Alvarado was an employee of Aramark Food Service Corp., and worked at O’Fallon Township High School, O’Fallon, IL.  She was a cat lover and enjoyed traveling, shopping, and craft shows.  She treasured time with her family and was a Green Bay Packers fan.

Melissa was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Larue and Wanda Louise, nee Stokes, Roustio; her paternal grandparents, Elmer and Geneva, nee Russell, Burgess; and a special aunt, Roberta Chouinard.

Surviving are her three children, Amanda (Brian) Sashankar of O’Fallon, IL, Rebecca (Rick) Hansen of Waterloo, IL,
and Jacob (Danielle Pryor, fiancé) Lindley of Belleville, IL;
four grandchildren, Skylar Sashankar, and Laila, Isaiah, and Amir Lindley;
her parents, Richard and Judith, nee Roustio, Burgess;
two brothers, Richard Burgess, and Kevin Burgess;
nieces and nephews;
aunts and uncles;
and cousins.

Memorials can be made to Spencer Pet Rescue, O’Fallon, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Private family visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 28, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks, will be in place upon entrance.



10 Comments on Melissa Alvarado

Moneta Cox said : Guest Report Aug 28, 2020 at 9:05 PM

Judy and Rich, Iam so very sorry for your loss.I just heard about it.Judy if you ever want to talk I’m here.I know what you are going thru,it has been 5 years since I lost my daughter Julie.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family??????

  • OFallon
  • Illinois
Amy K Becker said : Guest Report Aug 27, 2020 at 3:25 PM

My deepest sympathy to her family. Melissa was such a nice person to work with. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
Gaylynn Minnigerode said : Guest Report Aug 27, 2020 at 12:34 PM

Becca, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing! May you find comfort in your memories. Gay

  • Columbia
  • Il
Dana Ford said : Guest Report Aug 27, 2020 at 11:08 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Mellissa's death. She was always had a smile for the students and staff. She will be missed by all.

  • Ofallon
  • IL
Tom & Cheryl Butcher said : Guest Report Aug 27, 2020 at 9:59 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. We know there will be a big hole in your heart, but keep those happy memories dear.

  • Clearwater
  • Fl
Karen Gamboa said : Guest Report Aug 27, 2020 at 9:33 AM

My prayers to Judy & Richard and their family. It is so hard to believe she is gone . She was such a good lady and a beautiful child. I can remember watching her and her brothers every Friday night. Love you with all my heart.

  • Highland
  • Il
Tina Townley said : Guest Report Aug 27, 2020 at 2:24 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom and I were friends since kindergarten to sophmore year in high school. I have never forgot what a good friend she was and never will. I know in my heart she will always be there. I will see her again someday and we will dance in heaven.?

  • Carbondale
  • Illinois
Susan Rushing said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2020 at 8:20 PM

Judy Richard and children Galyn and I are so very sorry to hear of your loss we will be praying for you and your family

  • O’Fallon
  • Ill
Ann Zimmermann said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2020 at 3:51 PM

Amanda, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was a wonderful person who loved all of you and I know she will be missed so much by all of you. You and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time. Sending you many ((hugs)).

  • O’Fallon
  • Mo.
Regina Sherman said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2020 at 2:51 PM

I'm very sorry for the loss of Melissa. She was a great person to work with and was always willing to give a helping hand to her co-workers. She will be greatly missed.

  • O Fallon
  • Illinois

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