Chapel of Memories


Melissa Lynell Holley

16 February, 198210 May, 2021

Melissa Holley was born February 16, 1982 in Shreveport, Louisiana and passed away May 10, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Our Heavenly Father has called Melissa home. As joyful as that is, we here are left to mourn her and that’s the difficult part.

Melissa or “Missy” as her family called her, lived life to the fullest. She was a beautiful social butterfly that enjoyed having a good time with all those around her. She strived to bring out the best in people, always willing to help those in need. Some of her favorite things to do were to pamper herself with girly things, be entertained by her children, hang out with her family and watch Monday Night Football; particularly the Denver Broncos. Missy was a hard worker and over the years met many people while working at Tan Your Hide and Caliber Collision. She very much loved and enjoyed her work family and the lasting friendships she developed.

Melissa was preceded in death by her father, James Severance, Sr., whom she loved and missed “too much,” and her maternal grandmother, Edna Posey. She is survived by her loving partner, Kevin Holley and their two children, Kori Holley and Kaden Holley; mother, Deana Ezell and stepfather, Henry Ezell; brothers, James Severance, Jr. and Jonathan Severance (Jenna); sisters Clarissa Kulhavy (Travis) and Courtney Ezell; Paternal grandmother, Nellie Davis and maternal grandfather, Dean Pullig (Linda), as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Our beautiful angel, this world will never be the same without you. We will miss you terribly and can “only wait” to see you again. Until then, your infectious laughter will linger in our hearts forever.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, 15 May , 2021


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Kori Holley

15 June 2021

I love you mom you were the best mom ever I miss you and sometimes it's hard but I know that one day we will all meet back up in heaven. Rest in peace.❤

Taylor Rice

18 May 2021

Melissa, I still can’t believe you’re gone. I am so glad I got to have you as a client and got to know you and what a wonderful person you were. I am so sorry I did not reach out sooner, and more often. I never expected to not be able to again. I know you’re with your dad again and watching over Kaden and Kori, who I know you adored with all your heart. I will miss hearing all your stories, laughter, and positive energy. Rest in paradise <3

Candace Austin

14 May 2021

Melissa you were one of the first ones that welcomed me into the managing world of Tan your Hide. And after that us four ladies were inseparable. Always making people laugh , making sure that everyone was good and bringing light to this world. This world lost a bright ray of sunshine. But gained a angel and reunited you with daddy. Prayers for your family as they face this hard time and give them strength.
Love you ,

Lexy Zamora

14 May 2021

I will forever miss you Mellissa! I’ll hold our memories forever. You couldn’t figure out if you wanted blonde or red in your hair and always ended up going dark then repeat. But we would stay up till midnight doing your hair talking about life and our goals and plans. You were such a great listener and a loving and caring friend. You had a heart of gold and always tried to help anyone and everyone. You always talked about your kids and would make fun of me for sending my kids over to your place in Steelers attire and you would threaten to send them back home in Bronco Gear! 😂 Ever year right before Halloween we would talk about what our costumes were going to be and bounce off ideas to one another and then you couldn’t believe your mom won the costume contest when she picked her costume up last minute! 😂I love you and will miss you Mellissa!

Tanisha Tankersley

14 May 2021

Oh Melissa.... you had a larger than life heart,l! Your beauty and conversation will be missed girl. You are the easiest to talk to. We used to talk for hours about life and love and struggles. You are such an amazing woman and I will miss you so much. The world really lost a selfless, kind hearted woman who held herself together , even when she had a million things going on. You loved your family with no boundaries. I loved that about you. You always bragged about your beautiful babies, your daddy, and your love for your siblings. I’ll miss you so much girl. From 2012 til now you’ve remained the same my friend. You used to tell me you admired my strength, but it was YOU that was the definition of strength.

Trey Severance

13 May 2021

Hey aunt missy I just wanted to say I love you I miss you dearly this such a tough pill to swallow knowing that your gone I'm going to miss you during our family events this is really hard you left behind many great memories I love you and I promise to be the best Cousin to Kaden and kori I love you and I miss you being silly and it's just hard to realize your gone tell pawpaw while you up there that I love him yall two dont cut up to much now save me a spot up there oh and give abe a big ole hug for me anyway going to wrap this up I love you and miss you forever in my heart Trey-♡

Deana Ezell

13 May 2021

This is my first born, my first love. It will be so hard to continue on through life without you here. I don't ever see myself going to get another pedicure being you the one that talked me into my first. You would laugh so hard at watching me jerk my feet bc of being so ticklish. I will not only miss our mom and daughter days we spent together but I will so miss getting my phone calls from you, that was a daily thing and I would so worry if I didnt hear from you. I will worry no longer my love and I pray where ever I may be I will always feel your presence, and know sweetheart that I will forever hold you in my heart. I love you Melissa Lynell

EVAN Griffith

13 May 2021

Melissa was a great friend and co worker. I loved working with her and she always had a positive attitude. I chould talk to her about anything and she whold give me a positive way to look at the situation. I will truly miss her and her positive energy. Her smile and laugh always made me feel better now she is smiling in heaven. Rest in peace I will never forget the good times we had you will always be in my heart.

Evan Griffith

Allen Ingram

13 May 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Severance family. I can’t even imagine what this is like. I often find myself reminiscing about all the good times I shared with Missy. I remember road tripping from Colorado to Louisiana to visit. One of my favorite times was when when we drove to Vegas from the Springs. What an awesome trip., we were
so sleep deprived at the end but it was worth it. That seemed like a happier and simpler time. If I would’ve known how serious things had gotten for you medically I would’ve called more and maybe visited. I find comfort in knowing you aren’t in pain anymore. Until we see one another again.

With Love,

Tina Mitchell

12 May 2021

My first, and favorite, memory was the first time I saw you. I was 8yrs old and I had gotten a baby bed and high chair for Christmas the year before you were born. You were perfect fit for the bed and I loved my living babydoll.... You!

You were and will always be young and beautiful. You will be loved as long as I'm alive. I pray God has led you to your dad and that you both are free from pain and at peace.

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