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Melissa Archer Mourns the Death of Her Father


Please join us in sending love to Melissa Archer (Natalie, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Serena, DAYS OF OUR LIVES), who is mourning the death of her father, Jonny Archer. “I never wanted to imagine what losing a parent would feel like,” she posted to Instagram. “I knew it would happen one day, but it always seemed so far in the future. My dad was so young. COVID is so evil. He fought hard — 51 days away from his family. — even made it to his birthday. But the Lord decided to relieve him of his suffering and bring him home to Him.”

Even as she grieves, Archer remembers the good times she had with her dad and the effect he had on her and everyone else in his life. “I know my dad will live on in so many people,” she wrote. “He touched the lives of so many and wanted so much for all to know and see the good in the lord. I’m grateful for the memories. I’m grateful we got to do some amazing things together over the years. While there were times I didn’t appreciate him, he patiently waited for me to come back around.

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“I’m sad that I can’t call him right now to tell him how sad I am about not having him here to call,” Archer continued. “That I won’t ever hear the words “missy poo pot pie” again, that I won’t hear him look at a sign and say the words in a silly voice and think it’s funny (I now do this), that I won’t hear him sing with his band ever again, or have him say how much he loves his girls. But I know he’s in heaven, doing all those things, and I know he’s watching out for us. I hope he’s enjoying the beauty of heaven and all the promises we’ve been given. I hope he sees the rest of the family that’s in heaven and rejoicing in their freedom.”

Our thoughts are with Archer and her entire family during this difficult time.

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