Melanie Peterson, 49, passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation was the day of the service at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home from 1:30 p.m. until service time. Interment followes in the Liberty Universalist Church Cemetery.
Melanie was born on April 15, 1965, to JoAnn Parker Jennings and the late Billy Charles White. She was a Caseworker with the Department of Human Services for 15 years.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Thomas Peterson, of Louisville; her mother, JoAnn Jennings and husband, Elvis, of Lexington, Mississippi; and her sister, Melissa Cherry, also of Louisville. Melanie is also survived by her father- in-law and mother-in-law, Giles and Patti Peterson of Louisville; her sister-in-law, Dawn Reynolds of Starkville, Mississippi; and her grandmother-in-law, Willie Faye Dawkins, of Sturgis, Mississippi. She has three nephews, Gage Cherry; Ryan Cherry; and Matthew Reynolds. Melanie was preceded in death by her father; and her grandparents, Frank and Christine Parker; Wayne and Lizzie White; Marshall Dawkins; and Frances Peterson.
Serving as pallbearers were Gage Cherry, Ryan Cherry, Berry Johnson, Matthew Reynolds, Barry Parker, Dustin Sullivan, and Leroy Parker.
Services were under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.