Melissa Greer Polsky age 27, passed away Friday, April 20th at 11:am at Carolina's Medical Center after a courageous and spirited battle with cancer. Melissa was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister. Melissa's zest for life and her love for Jesus Christ encompassed all of what she lived for. She was an inspiration to everyone she met and will forever rest in the hearts and souls of everyone she touched with her grace and dignity.
Melissa was Born in Anderson, SC on August 12, 1979. Melissa grew up in Abbeville, South Carolina, and graduated valedictorian from Dixie High School in 1997 and served as Student Body President. She was a Palmetto Fellow Scholar. Melissa graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina in 2001. In 2003, she earned a Master's degree in Geo-sciences with an emphasis in Meteorology from Mississippi State University, graduating with top honors, where she worked as a graduate teaching assistant for Introduction to World Geography Classes.
While attending Mississippi State University, Melissa worked as the Morning Meteorologist for WCBI-TV in Columbus, Mississippi, where she produced and anchored the morning weather segment. Upon graduation, she accepted the Weekend Meteorologist position with WTVC-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee. During her time at WTVC, she filled-in as Anchor for "News Channel 9 for Women", a half hour program devoted to important issues pertinent to women. Melissa joined WBTV in January of 2004 and anchored weekend weather coverage. She worked in conjunction with the WBTV weather team, covering a wide variety of severe weather situations over the years. She also visited children at local schools, telling them about the science of weather.
Melissa is survived by her Husband Roger Lee Polsky and son Connor Edward Polsky, a brother Bradford Clark Greer and nephew Ciaran Doggert Greer of Columbia, SC. , Her sister Brittany Elizabeth Greer of Honea Path, SC., and her loving parents Rev. Marion Terry Greer and Martha Clark Greer of Honea Path, SC. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Hillary Doggart Greer and her grandparents Mr. And Mrs. James Alvin Greer, Jr. of Belton, SC and the late Mr. And Mrs. VR Clark of Honea Path, SC and the late Janie Ruth Shearer Greer of Belton SC.
Melissa's Memorial Service is Tuesday at 2:00p.m. at Church of the Holy Comforter 2701 Park Road Charlotte, NC 28209. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the fund for Connor and Melissa for medical bills.
The family visitation will be held in Abbeville at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home, 208 S. Main St., on Thursday, April 26, 2007 from 6:00-8:00 P.M.