Melinda Andrea Ayala, 54, passed away at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee on Wednesday, March 13, 2024.  Melinda was born December 30, 1969 in Racine, Wisconsin the daughter of Augustine and Natalia (Nee: Munoz) Ayala.  Melinda was very artistic, she loved drawing, painting and music.  She loved to cook especially for her family.   Melinda was  a very religious lady, always saying prayers.  She was very outspoken and didn’t hesitate to speak her mind, but also very loving and caring, especially with her grandchildren.  Melinda will be deeply missed by her children Desiree (Troy), Andrew, Jr., Isabella (Jonathan)  and Johanna, along with her grandchildren Leilani, Troy III, and Jonathan, Jr.  She will also be deeply missed by her siblings Rebecca and Bobby along with other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Melinda was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings Jose, Augustine, Jr., Maria and Janie and Niece Natalia Carrasco.    Funeral services will be held in Strouf Funeral Home, 1001 High Street on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.  The family will receive guests in the Funeral Home on Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 12:00 until the time of service.