OBITUARY

Melody Susan (Feeler) Bush

February 2, 1952April 5, 2019
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Melody Susan Bush, 67, a dedicated grandmother, died unexpectedly Friday, April 5, 2019, while shopping in Midland.

She and her identical twin, Sherry Sue, were born Feb. 2, 1952, in Odessa, to William J. “Jack” Feeler Jr. and Patti Nell Feeler of Odessa. Sherry died the following day.

Melody grew up in Odessa and graduated from Permian High School in 1970. She received a degree in Music from West Texas State University in 1974 and had a long career as a beloved teacher of music to elementary school students, serving a long tenure at Cavazos Elementary School in Odessa.

She married James Steven Bush in 1976, with whom she had three children, whom she loved dearly. Derrick Sterling was born in 1979. Jeffrey Shane was born in 1984, and Adrianne Sheri’e was born in 1987. She is remembered as a deeply loving mom whose greatest joys were her children (especially her grandchildren), singing, shopping, and socializing with friends and family. She gave her mother and father great joy with her singing and was known for her beautiful voice.

Melody is survived by her children, Derrick and wife Marcy, Jeffrey and wife Laurel, and Adrianne and husband Kenny. Brothers, Larry Feeler, of Dripping Springs; Billy Feeler and wife Lori of Odessa; David Hunton of Odessa; and by sisters, Judy Pease and Carole Anne Hunton of Odessa; extended family Dennis Rucker, Cal Rucker and wife Karel of Cedar Hill She will be most missed by her grandchildren—Ethan, Riot, Rumor, and Reason Bush, and Trigger Thompson. Nephews, Kelan Stamper and wife Cassandra, Chase Feeler and wife Melody, Dodge Feeler and wife Brooke, and Ross Feeler and wife Emmy. Nieces, Tanisha Miller and husband Jason, Natalie Sandell and husband Chad, and Rachel Lai and husband Bryan. As well as numerous great nieces and great nephew.

Family visitation is 6 p.m., Monday, April 8, at Frank Wilson Funeral Home, Odessa, The funeral will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, in the chapel at Crossroads Fellowship, 6901 E. 191, Odessa. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Melody's life. In lieu of flowers, donations to March of Dimes are encouraged. The family would like to thank the many employees at Dillard's Midland who offered love and assistance.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Melody Susan (Feeler) Bush

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Lorrin Weekes

April 9, 2019

I used to lived next door Melody. She was such a sweet lady. I'll never forget helping her reorganize and fix things around her home. Listening to her tell me stories and talk about her family. Melody loved each of you so much. She will be missed. Condolences to the family.

With love,
Lorrin

Karen Brown

April 9, 2019

So, sorry to hear of Melody's passing. She was always so sweet with such a gentle spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you remember her and grieve her passing.
Love, Karen Ellen and family

Denise Peacock Rives

April 8, 2019

I grew up with the Feelers at Sherwood Baptist. As an only child, I didn’t understand their loud household! They yelled a lot! But, there is no doubt that the Feeler family all loved each other and made everyone else who came to their house feel like family! Melody was such a sweet soul. What a reunion there must have been when she entered heaven!
I’m praying for all the family during these tough times. Love to all!

Deborah Graham

April 8, 2019

My whole family grew up with the Feeler's. We love them all dearly. We will miss Melody. She always smiled & that voice was wonderful.
Our prayers are with her family.
With love,
Mike & Deborah Graham

Jeanie Finn

April 8, 2019

I've known Melody for many years. First as friends at FBCOdessa and later having the joy of working with her at Cavazos Elementary for many years. She was a joy to be around and was always smiling. She was such a special person and she will be greatly missed by many. She loved her children, famiiy and friends big!!! Prayers for all of you in the days to come.

Sandy Arneson

April 8, 2019

Please accept heartfelt prayers!
Bryann and I met the Bush and Feeler families when we moved to Odessa in 1988.🌹
May God Bless each of you!
Sincerely,
Sandy Arneson

Evelyn Evans

April 8, 2019

I worked with Melody for many years at Cavazos Elementary! Every day, she was always a ray sunshine!!
She was a sweet lady! I will miss her so much!
Prayers for her family and friends during this very difficult time.

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