Melva Sawyer

March 13, 1956February 14, 2021

Melva Leal Thomas Sawyer was born March 13, 1956, in Odessa to Robert Leon Thomas and Melva Lurlie Yates Thomas. She passed away February 14, 2021. She was married to Kerry Lee Sawyer December 15, 1988. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Robert Lee Thomas, Sr. and James Leon Thomas. She leaves behind her husband Kerry Sawyer, son Cipriano Sawyer and wife Brittany Luedecke Sawyer and grandchildren Annabelle, Marley, and Elliott, sisters Becky Janosik, Rissa Davilla, Melanie Regnier, sisters-in-law Bonnie Thomas and Renee Janosik and brother-in-law Kevin Sawyer. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews that considered her a second mom and grandmom. She was a great aunt and Godmother to Serenity Janosik.

She and Kerry found their dream retirement home in Burnet. She was the owner and operator of Kwik Stop Grocery Store and Sawyer’s Video Store. She has left a big void in everyone that loves her. Her wings were ready but our hearts were not.

A Memorial Service for Melva will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, March 12 at the Akers-West Funeral Home in Odessa officiated by Dr. Jimmy Braswell.

Condolences to the family may be offered to Arrangements for cremation entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Burnet, Texas.


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Melva Sawyer

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Melanie Regnier

February 18, 2021

Your wings were ready, but our hearts were not.
Fly high, you now have eternal life. Until we meet again sister mine. Love you Big.