OBITUARY

Melissa "Missy" Priest

December 14, 1959July 17, 2020
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Services for Melissa "Missy" Priest, 60, of Canton, are scheduled for 10 am Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Father Ron Studenny officiating. Interment will be in Haven of Memories.

Mrs. Priest passed away at her home on July 17, 2020. She was born December 14, 1959 in Downey, California.

Missy grew up and lived in Van Zandt County most of her life. She loved her career as a register nurse and worked in the Tyler hospitals. It was there she was honored to have been a part of the beginning of the Heart Hospitals. Always eager to learn and to help others learn, she enjoyed being a guest speaker at medical conferences. Missy loved her animals and riding horses. She was able to publish a book entitled, "Child of the Wilderness" and was working on a second book. She was a member of St. Justin's Episcopal Church in Canton.

Mrs. Priest is preceded in death by her parents, Jack Schweitzer and Joann Adams White.

Missy is survived by her husband, Dusty; sons: Cody Priest and Anthony Demarinis; a daughter, Diana Lea Priest and seven grandchildren: Clayton, Jacie, Austin, Weston, John, Dudley and Hattie.

Family will receive friends 6-8 pm Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be given to a child abuse charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 20, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Memories

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jewell Pirtle

July 21, 2020

So sorry to here about your loss She was a really nice person & a really special nurse. She helped deliver my son Mack Brewer on July 20,1986. My condolences to the family

Martha Mitchell

July 20, 2020

Missy
I am so going to miss you. I will miss sitting behind you in church and walking down the aisle behind you to receive communion. I will miss the jokes we shared and the little games we played all the while maintaining our church decorum. I could always count on you to understand my boring sense of humor. My life is richer for having known you.
My heart goes out to your family who I know will also miss you.
God bless and keep you.

Melanie Ward

July 20, 2020

Oh Missy I'm so sorry. Thanks for the stories, letters and your friendship. You're such a sweet person. Prayers for Dusty and your family. sincerely, Melanie

Diana Priest

July 19, 2020

Diana Priest

July 19, 2020

I’ll always remember this smile and laugh.

Diana Priest

July 19, 2020

Jamye Ewen

July 19, 2020

Jamye Ewen

July 19, 2020

Diana Priest

July 19, 2020

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