Melissa Geanine Hayes-Spencer affectionately known by her big brother as Meek -Meek was born on June 14, 1985 in San Diego, CA. Melissa’s parents are C.M. Spencer and the late Geneva Hayes Anderson. Melissa attended St. Stephen’s COGIC where she was the drummer for the children’s Church and later attended Christian Life Center. Melissa’s early childhood years were spent at Clay Elementary and Pershing Middle School in San Diego, CA. Melissa graduated from Grossmont High School in San Diego, CA. While attending high school she received her first job as a bank teller with Washington Mutual. Furthermore, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University. While at San Diego State Melissa served as an intern with the United States Custom and Border Protection. Once she graduated Melissa was offered a full time position as an officer assigned to the Otay Mesa cargo Port of Entry. Melissa was a true fashionista that was admired for her style. She was adventurous, enjoyed traveling, rock climbing, sky diving and more. She was a kind and generous spirit with a bubbly personality. Melissa would hand out Blessing bags to the homeless and in memory of her mother she would support and do the Walk for Breast Cancer. She always greeted everyone with a smile. She is preceded in death by her mother Geneva Hayes Anderson and her brother Christopher Spencer. Grandparents, Sylvester and Myrtle Hayes; C.M. Spencer Sr. and Katherine Spencer. On January 11, 2016 Melissa stepped out of time and entered into eternity. She leaves to cherish her memory her father C.M. Spencer Jr. of San Diego, CA; four brothers Mark Hayes of Hawaii, Keith Spencer (Chris) of San Jose, Ricky Spencer of San Diego, Tyrone Spencer of Huntsville Alabama; one sister Joy Spencer Warrior of San Diego. Four nieces Celestine, Morgan, Genevieva, and Siobh’an; and a host of other close relatives and friends who will miss her deeply.
Melissa Geanine Hayes-Spencer
June 14, 1985 – January 11, 2016