Melinda Diane Woods


In Loving

Melinda Diane Woods

May 03, 1962 – Jan 20, 2019

Melinda Diane Woods, 56 of Ashland passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 20, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Melinda was preceded in death by her father, Willard White Sr.; and step-father Thomas Massey.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Michael; sons Michael Jr. (Crystal) and Richard Woods; daughter Melissa Woods; mother Hazel Massey; grandmother Mamie Stone; eight grandchildren; brothers Junior and Ricky White; sisters Joan Wheeler (Pete) and Ruth Ann Barnette; step-brothers and step-sisters; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Melinda enjoyed spending time with her family, having cookouts and hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at their home. She will be greatly missed by everyone.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, January 28 at Lacy Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29 at Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery in Beaverdam.

The family would like to Thank Bon Secours Regional Memorial Hospital, Hospice Center; 2nd floor Cardiology/Pulmonary Unit and Clergy Team for the Outstanding care and Compassion given to Melinda and our family during this difficult time.



Lacy Funeral Home


Mon, January 28, 2019


6 : 00 PM – 8 : 00 PM

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  1. AM July 15, 2019 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    My sincere condolences to your family. May you find comfort in the promise of Revelation 21:4 of a time when death will be no more and loved ones will be reunited.

  2. LA July 15, 2019 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Dear Family, I send to you my heartfelt condolence on the loss of your dear family member. May John 5:28,29 truly strengthen you to reflect on God’s promises to bring back to life your dear loved one to a beautified earth where she can be reunited with her family, and never have to get sick and die, ever again. (Psalm 37:11,29; Isaiah 33:24)

  3. Beth & Kyle Goddard July 15, 2019 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    1/24/2019 Mike, Family My heart goes out to you all. My deepest condolences to you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Melinda was a wonderful person and loved and cared for her family deeply. She will forever remain in our hearts and our memories will be cherished. She will be truly missed. God has her now she can rest in peace. My deepest sympathy to all.

  4. Anita Wilkinson July 15, 2019 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you find some comfort in knowing she is in her heavenly home and reunited with other family members. She will always watch over you. I know the pain you all feel and may the healing power of God and your sweet memories help with your grief. Melinda was a beautiful person. God bless always, Anita

  5. Barbara Embrey Schaaf July 15, 2019 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    You all have my deepest sympathy. Always remember our strength and peace comes from God. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time and beyond. With Love, Bobbie Ann

  6. Tj Dodson July 15, 2019 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    I loved coming to the cookouts an being around my aunt an you will always be in my heart

  7. Juliet Tunstall-Mallory July 15, 2019 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Mike and family, offering my sincerest condolences to you all. It was a pleasure to get to know Melinda and her family over the years. A hard worker and a genuine person- just like Mike. Continued prayers for you Mike, and your family. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.

  8. Billie Hockaday July 15, 2019 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    I don’t know how to tell you how much Melinda will be missed by so many she was one of a kind she loved her family and her sense of humor will greatly be missed just know she is at peace and in God’s hands now

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