Melissa is a licensed funeral director issued by the Texas Funeral Service Commission. She has been employed by the funeral home for over 19 years. She graduated with honors from San Antonio College in 2002. Melissa is a notary public and bonded to sale Pre-Arranged funerals by the Texas Insurance Department. In 2019, Melissa became a partner in the funeral home along side her grandfather and mother.
Melissa and family attends Calvary Temple Church, Kerrville and is an active part of the Harper Booster Club.
She married Victor Hernandez in 2000 and they raised their family in Harper. They have 4 children, Kristina, Nicholas, Cale and Taylor; and three grandchildren, Micah, Kensley and Royce.