Melinda Diane Woods, 56 of Ashland, Va. 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; 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.