OBITUARY

Melissa Joy Best

June 14, 1980September 3, 2017
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Melissa Joy Best, 37, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday, September 3, 2017, at her home. She was born June 14, 1980, in Evansville, Indiana, to Donald K. Ramsey and Linda (Sallee) VanWay.

Melissa spent her youth being an individual and passionate about her beliefs. She received an associate degree in photography from Ivy Tech in 2000. Melissa was well known for being an avid lover of music, photography and pets. She spent most of her adult life surrounded by the love of animals and her family.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Wanda and Bob Sallee and Charlie Ramsey, and her very special aunt, Nan.

Melissa is survived by her two children, Raven Cimbalnik of Evansville and Zeke Best of Rochelle, GA; parents, Linda and Jerry VanWay of Evansville and Don and Barb Ramsey of Rochelle, GA; grandmother, Bea Ramsey of Newburgh and fiancé, Jack Wood of Evansville.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at Alexander North Chapel, officiated by Pastor Alan Ramsey, with burial in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Wednesday from 9:30 until service time at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Vanderburgh Humane Society. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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Yvonne Gibson

March 6, 2018

Dear Linda, I'm so sorry for your great loss! Melissa had to be a beautiful and wonderful person, since you(Linda) was her Mom! I didn't know until now that she had passed. You will be in my prayers! God Bless You and Keep You in his care! An old friend , Yvonne Gibson

Sherry watkins (merle)

September 21, 2017

I have tried to find Melissa many times through the years. she was one of my best friends growing up. prayers to her family! you will be missed!

September 10, 2017

I'm sorry for you loss. Your in my thoughts in prayers. You will be missed and loved so much.

September 9, 2017

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS TAKE COMFORT IN READING HOSEA13:14

John Scheer

September 7, 2017

Sorry for your loss. John C. Scheer one of her co-workers at Willard Library.

Mark and Peggy Rettig

September 6, 2017

Melissa, you will always be that little girl with the twinkle in her eyes and fun in her heart. We will always think of you as that little kindergartner riding the bus to school with her cousin Scott. We thought of all the good times we had, such as the cookouts, fireworks, miniature golf,etc. We love you and will miss you. You have left behind a beautiful daughter that looks so much like you and a mom that means the world to us. We know you are at peace in the arms of our Heavenly Father!

September 6, 2017

We love you little girl. You could always make us laugh. You were beautiful.
Love Momma and Step-Daddy O

September 6, 2017

We love you little girl. You could always make us laugh. You were beautiful.
Love Momma and Step-Daddy O

Shirley Bates

September 6, 2017

We hadn't seen each other in years but you always were and will be my Beavis

September 6, 2017

GOD needed a lil angel up in heaven our lil melissa is now in a wonderful place. see you again honey, we love you , uncle lee, aunt nancy

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