In loving memory of

Sandra Denise Melville
April 24, 1945 - November 13, 2020

Sandra Denise Melville born April 24, 1945 in Kingston, Jamaica, daughter of Keith and Estela (Silver) Bitter, passed peacefully Friday, November 13, 2020 at her home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Preceded in death by her husband Bryan Archer Melville and survived by her daughter Natalie Janet Melville of Scottsdale and son Stuart John Melville of Puerto Rico. She had three grandchildren, Stella, Isabella, and Luc. As well as leaving behind her three sisters, Nena McHugh, Dawn Mendelsohn and April Moore, and numerous nieces and nephews. ​She attended ​Immaculate Conception and Wolmers Girls School in Kingston, Jamaica. Sandra was a breast cancer survivor. She loved attending yoga, church, socializing, hanging out with her three grandchildren, cooking, shopping, gardening, party planning, floral arranging, walks on the beach, water skiing, laughter and most of all traveling the world. She was an art connoisseur, full of style and sophistication, and made friends wherever she went. During her lifetime, Sandra was a Flight Attendant, Retail Executive and successful Realtor from the late 70's to 2017. She practiced Real Estate in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Scottsdale, Arizona, North County San Diego, California, and ended her career in Downtown San Diego. Her most accomplished memories will be of the relationships she built and how she loved her family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at Illuminate Community Church, 17800 N. Perimeter Dr. in Scottsdale, Arizona, 85255 on November 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. MST. The family will be putting a slideshow together to play during the service and would welcome short, one minute video messages, emails or pictures from loved ones to share at In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Research or Illuminate Community Church in Scottsdale. A live-stream of the service will be held at


Jay McHugh wrote on Nov 20, 2020:

"Aunt Sandra was always kind and generous, with an amazing smile and infectious laugh. I cherish all the moments I got to spend with her. She will be forever loved and missed, We are thankful and blessed for the time we were able to spend together. Condolences to Stewart and Natalie and all Aunt Sandra\'s grandchildren. Love Jay, Holly, and Connor"

Lisa Natapow Grohman wrote on Nov 19, 2020:

"Oh how I will miss that infectious laugh! Sandra was so inspiring to me, and was always there to support me in real estate and life lessons. We were friends for almost 20 years, hard to believe. I?m treasuring our last time together now. Lunch at Nordstrom Cafe with Natalie and Stella...we had so many laughs. Sending love and light to Stuart, Natalie and all her beautiful grandchildren and dear friends. Heaven just got a most cherished angel. Rest In Peace beautiful Sandra. Love, Lisa Natapow Grohman "

JOHN AND PEGGY SAMUEL wrote on Nov 19, 2020:

"Our Deepest Sympathy to you all across the miles. Many happy memories remain of so long ago. John & Peggy Samuel"

Nancy Sharp wrote on Nov 19, 2020:

"Aunt Sandra celebrated life to the fullest. She had many wonderful experiences traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren whom she adored. She was a fiercely independent woman who did not mince her words and told it to you straight. Loved that about her! She endured many challenges during her lifetime but faced them head on and with a positive attitude.   She was a source of  great inspiration for me as a strong woman and was a great advisor to me in my life and my own challenges.She would always say...\"You know Nancy.. It is...what it is. And you can\'t change that\". Most of all what I will always remember about her is her big warm smile and her unforgettable laugh.That laugh was so hearty and jolly.  Keep laughing Aunt Sandra.You are at peace now. Miss you and Love you always. --Nancy"

Anthony and Angela Phillips wrote on Nov 18, 2020:

"Condolences to Sandra \'s family. She left us far too soon, may she rest in peace. We will miss her lively spirit, her generous ways and that all consuming laughter. Anthony & Angela Phillips.."

Dee Thompson wrote on Nov 18, 2020:

"Wonderful woman with amazing energy. Always excited to be with her family. Life of the party."

Ron Russell wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

" I had the good fortune of sharing many memorable occasions in the company of Sandra and her family over the last decade. Some pics from these events are posted here. Her vivacious personality was always on display, as the pics well depict. Beyond being \"the hostess with the mostess\" to family and friends, she was a most generous and devoted mom and grandmom. My sincere condolences to her family and friends."

Sonia Thorn wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"My condolence to all Sandra\'s family & friends. We attended Immaculate Conception High School in Jamaica & after many years I connected with her on FB. Very happy I had the opportunity to do so....we had a few chats on messenger especially in the run up to the US election ! Rest in Peace Sandra ?"

Debbie Martz wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"A candle for Sandra "

Debbie Martz wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"Sandra was a great lady, I cleaned for her for a time and she was always a pleasure to be around. Natalie and Stella and everyone so sorry for your loss. She is flying high! "

Melissa Collins wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"I did yoga with Sandra in San Diego for a couple of years. She was such a lovely woman and threw a lovely party! Her downtown condo in Park Place was spectacular. I had lunch with her at C Level once and we never ran out of things to chat about. My condolences to her children and grandchildren whom she was immensely proud of. Rejoice in paradise, Sandra. ?"

Melissa Collins wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"I did yoga with Sandra iw2p"

Carla & Ted Newell wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"Our deepest condolences to family and friends. This is a tremendous loss to all who knew and loved her. Sandra was always so sweet to me and we had some great times together when she lived in San Diego, CA. Sandra has always been a dear friend to my daughter Jodi and they have had a close relationship throughout the years. I always have had great admiration for Sandra\'s kindness, humor and determination. She will be greatly missed by all. R.I.P. sweet Sandra. We love you."