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  1. Rosemary
    July 27, 2020 @ 8:35 am

    Dear family so sad . Very hard when you lose someone so special to you. Celebrate all the wonderful memories you will always have.
    We were classmates . Sadly as time and family grew we lost touch. So thrilled she was at our class reunion. Memories are the greatest. God Bless you all. Hugs Rosemary Verhille Bates


    • Jessica Joice Frazier
      July 27, 2020 @ 5:24 pm

      My first school nurse. She took amazing care of me for many years. Later in my life I knew she was a special angel sent to my family.


  2. CMGH-CMMC Alumni Assoc.
    July 27, 2020 @ 11:53 am

    Offering sincere condolences from C.M.G.H. – C.M.M.C. Nurses Alumni Association. A donation will be made to the School of Nursing’s Alumni Centennial Endowment Fund in Melinda’s name.


  3. Amber(Cozort)Redburn
    July 27, 2020 @ 4:09 pm

    Brian/Debra, Lucy/Kenny, and Sheila and Families,
    We want to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Melinda. She was a very caring individual and a dedicated Nurse always willing to pitch in to help as needed. May God comfort, encourage, and support all of you through this difficult time. All of you will be in our daily prayers/thoughts. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,
    Norris/Ivene Cozort


  4. Helen Johnson
    July 27, 2020 @ 5:51 pm

    Sam and family, I am saddened by your grandma’s passing. She was a kind friend and neighbor. I cherish the afghan that she crocheted for me. I think of you and her as I enjoy it so much during the winter months. May fond memories and knowing that many share your sorrow comfort you as the passing of time lessens the hurt of losing her.


  5. Hassel and Alice Vandergriff
    July 28, 2020 @ 7:29 am

    Brian, Lucy, Sheila and all of Melinda’s family, we are so sorry to hear of her passing. I first met Melinda when I returned to teach at WPHS in 1975. My first little classroom was next door to her office, and she became a good friend. She was a dedicated professional who cared deeply about the students she served. My love and prayers are with you; may God bless and comfort you.


  6. Paul and Betty Chesley
    July 29, 2020 @ 9:51 am

    Sister,sister-in-law you will be greatly missed by us. You were always there for us and willing to do anything to help. You raised a wonderful family and they will carry on for you. Our condolences to all of them. Paul and Betty Chesley.


  7. Russell and Marilyn Chesley
    July 31, 2020 @ 6:22 am

    Will miss her friendly smile and warm welcome each time we visit big sister.
    Russ and Marilyn


  8. Kathy Beaty
    July 31, 2020 @ 1:04 pm

    To the family Of Melinda.
    So sorry to hear of her passing.
    When I was in high school I worked in the Nurse’s office with her and then I worked with her after I became an LPN in OR at OMC.
    She was a wonderful Lady and friend.
    Class of ’75 At WPHS.
    Your in my thoughts and Prayers.
    May she rest in peace.
    Kathy Bray Cozort-Beaty


  9. Renee Stephens
    August 3, 2020 @ 7:30 am

    She was such a kind person. She was the nurse when I attended classes at Carmichael School, and always took such good care of us when we needed first aid or we were sick.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


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