Melissa D. Dodson

Born on 11/03/1977

Departed on 05/31/2013

Resided in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Melissa Dawn “Missy”¬†Dodson, 35, of Spotsylvania County, went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 31, 2013 at Mary Washington Hospital.

Missy was a member of Berea Baptist Church and had worked as a bus monitor for Stafford County Public Schools. She was a graduate of Courtland High School.

Survivors include her father Steve Dodson (Esther); step-father Max Watson Jr.; sister Sandra Lockard (Matthew); and numerous other family members. She was preceded in death by her children Michael and Kortney Dodson; mother Mary Watson; brother Steve Dodson Jr.; and nephew K.J. Rowe.

A memorial service will be held at 11am, Saturday, June 8 at Berea Baptist Church. Interment will be private.

25 thoughts on Melissa D. Dodson

  1. Susie Thompson on said:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all may god bless you with strength to deal with your loss. Missy I love you and I will never forget you silly little lady. when you get to heaven please show all our loved ones the karate chop !! R I P sweet angel ^i^

  2. Venicia Woodbridge on said:

    You will never be forgotten Missy The memories you created will live in our hearts FOREVER So rest on and be at peace knowing you were loved by ALL

  3. Jessica on said:

    Missy I’m going to miss you so much! My prayers are with her family especially Sandi and Jr.

  4. Tina Bilodeau on said:

    Sandi, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Dale Gorham on said:

    I am so sorry for the loss. I have fond memories of this wonderful, strong young woman. I admired Missy’s strength even with all the adversity she faced in her short lifetime.

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  7. Destiney Feaster on said:

    My prayers go out to Missy’s family and friends.Missy was a coworker of mine at Merry Maids. She was a caring and wonderful person who would do anything for anyone. She always had a smile on her face and could make you laugh when having a bad day. I hope that everyone can find peace with this. Rest in peace Missy, I know you’re up there with your baby girl and mom…

  8. Brenda Young on said:

    My thoughts and prayers are with u all!

  9. Elgon Dodson on said:

    I had not seen Missy in years , I remember all of us as kids playing at Grannys. She was a sweetheart dimpled girl. My family and I are sad to hear this though we know she is in Gods hands now. Our hearts are with you. Elgon, Mollie , and Lily

  10. Candy and Chuck on said:

    Missy we are going to miss you so very much.A true friend and our life’s were blessed to have you as part of it. I will never the times we laughed together or the time Pimp got you to dance at Jr birthday party. Your strong will to fight has taught me a lot. There never be another one like you. Rest now and enjoy your reunion with your little girl, son and mother. We will watch over Jr as I promised you. We will always love you.

  11. Leatrile on said:

    Missy I will always remember the good times we had in high school and my 16th birthday party and you getting your ears pirced by my mother. My prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Kathy Bahr on said:

    I didn’t know Missy that long only that she was always smiling and seem to make the best of everything. The last time I saw her was at church she was wearing a sheep hat and you couldn’t help but to smile. She will be greatly missed by many.

  13. Marguerite Govoni on said:

    She was a sweetheart of a lady and a happy loving one. My love and prayers go out to her loving family. As my favorite song goes. ” we will meet again someday”

  14. Frank and Bonnie on said:

    We will miss you. It is God’s plan. See you in the afterlife.

  15. tammy lawhorn on said:

    I only met Missy a few times but I do know that she was loved by alot of people and she sure put up a heck of a fight. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you put her to rest and struggle with your loss. Sandi, you were a great sister and know that you gave all you could. I’m always here if you need anything. Sandi and Jr, always know that she loved you both dearly! Remember she now walks in no pain with her mother and children.

  16. wendi covington on said:

    Missy, i will miss u. I know that u are at peace now, and not in any more pain. Yes, this is BIG MOUTH WENDI. talking now. Now, u listen up— u was such an inspiration to so many, the way you battled your health , many will never forget. U was so strong, and strong willed. Now, its time for u to rest eternally. Alot of people are going to miss u , but will never forget you. Im, sure u will always be brought up in conversations. Some sad, and alot funny, cause thats how you were. You was one of a kind, and nobody can ever take that away from you. Until we all meet again, Rest in Peace, my friend.

  17. Earnest Dodson on said:

    May she rest in peace, free of pain and feel the joy of joining her children and mother in heaven!

  18. Tom Brown on said:

    Missy was such a great person she always had a smile to share and kind word. My throughts and prayers with you all with this great loss. Sandy you have been everything that a loving sister should be may god be with you and keep you strong. Missy you are going to be missed by so many people but we know you are going to be watching over every one with you wings that you have earned. God Bless!

  19. Sherry Dudley on said:

    Missy, You truly were a fighter! You never gave up. Even on your worst of days you still could say something funny to make me laugh. You were a sweet young lady. May you rest in peace now,with no more pain & suffering & forever be together with your mom & children. Heaven just received an Angel.Gone but never forgotten.

  20. Patti Huppmann on said:

    Sandi, as always, if you need anything at anytime, day or night, please call me or Brandi.
    Missy has joined the collection of angels in Heaven that you have protecting you and guiding you.We will all miss her. Stay strong Sandi – you have many friends that love and support you!

  21. Pat Layman on said:

    Steve and Sandi, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Missy was such a beautiful young lady. May you find comfort in your loving memories and peace knowing she is with her Mother and Children in Heaven.. Love and Prayers to you both. Pat & Bill Layman

  22. Linda Breeden on said:

    Sandy its so hard to understand why one so young is taken; but know that she is not suffering anymore. She is with her Mom and beloved children now. May she rest in peace.

  23. Diane Williamson on said:

    Steve and Sandi:

    I’m so sorry that you have lost your beautiful daughter and sister. May you both be at peace knowing that she is with her beautiful children in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Diane, Jeff, Kristyn, Brett and Jake Williamson

  24. Tyfaney Proctor on said:

    Missy was loved & liked by many ppl, she always had a positive attitude, she was my bestest friend a girl could ask for..she always knew how to make me laugh..I love u with all my heart & u will be missed but never forgotten..may u Rest In Peace girlie..I love u always. U dancing with yur family & no longer in pain. Ill see u in heaven some day!!

  25. Linda Ray on said:

    To Melissa’s family: Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of Melissa’s care team. Know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Your friends at CC Hospice Care, Linda Ray Chaplain

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