Melissa (Watson) and Herson Coello, husband and wife, both passed away unexpectedly to an accidental overdose. A fentanyl mix took them both out.
Melissa was my best friend and sister-n-law. We all grew up together. Melissa and Herson were high school sweet hearts. They were passionately dedicated to each other, their children and family.
They were universally admired for their generosity, compassion, and willingness to help anyone who asked in any situation. Together, they were larger than life. Light and laughter followed them wherever they went.
Melissa battled addiction silently for years. Those of us closest to her tried to help, but were painfully unsuccessful. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of her and I can't even put into words what this loss has done to our family and to me personally. I continue to lose most of my friends to addiction.
Melissa and Herson leave behind 4 beautiful boys.