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Melissa Kay Strickland

October 1, 1966November 13, 2020

Melissa Kay Strickland was born on October 1, 1966 and passed away on November 13, 2020 and is under the care of Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home.

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Kelley Wiseman

November 30, 2020

My sweet Melissa "Mommas"!! You were always so positive, strong and kind!! Always believed in every person and never complained!! Everyday we'd go on an adventure of our bucket lists!! I miss you, I love you... Always and forever!! ❤️

Julie Layne Niehenke

November 28, 2020

Melissa had an incredible gift of making every single person she was with feel like they were the most important person in the world. She could uplift anyone! Her heart was truly so big and I don’t think she ever did realize how many peoples lives she affected for the positive. She was the first one to show up if you were in need and could fill the room with an energy people craved. She exuded such an incredible positive aura that it was almost impossible to comprehend how real she really was. She dealt with more than her fair share of life trials but I truly believe when you possess a true rare Godlike presence, the adversary attacks those that are special and those souls that threaten what satan tries so hard to destroy. She would have been everything satan is afraid of. Her power and strength for good was so strong and prevalent, I truly believe it is the reason she had so much to fight for. Heavenly Father gave her many gifts of the spirit and she used them just as he designed her to be. She gathered thousands... truly thousands of musicians and friends together even while her earthy body was fighting against her. Her accomplishments were many and she is someone who’s spirit will live on, still doing good works through the people she touched.
She will always be a special memory and my hope is that she left this life knowing what an impact she made on her part of this world, and she will recognize her own good works as she looks upon us from heaven.
To my dear and sweet friend, I love you. 💕

Tanya Boe

November 27, 2020

I got the honor of getting to know Melissa in the ending of her journey.. after reading the memories I could see her smiling .. she became my soul person the day I met her Randy and I stopped by he was bringing her something .. and it was the first time ever I felt like I knew her my whole life .. we would talk on the phone I would vent to her .. a very fond memory last Xmas she was in the hospital .. and you know how you make a wish when you put the star on top my daughter made the wish and she never told me what she wished well I remember Melissa coming gone she has recovered well that time .. my daughter goes wishes do come true I go what do you mean she goes I wished for her to come home for Xmas and it worked I had to text Melissa and tell her she adored Letitia and Letitia adored her also.. we will always carry her in are hearts .. thank you Melissa for all the love you brought to this messed up world

Shanna Michel

November 27, 2020

Sweet Melissa, I will miss your shining presence and beautiful soul! You touched my heart, helped me heal from my loss, and always with a smile that could melt an iceberg! Keep shining upon us as travel among the stars, I love you!💜

Lynda Churchill

November 26, 2020

Sweet pink sister....we said that we would fight together. I will carry you with me in my heart.

Ynda (Mom) Thurman

November 26, 2020

I will forever remember the day we met. Your giggles and texting Michael while we tried to have lunch. You had met your soul mate. Then you blessed me with the honor of being your Mom. You were the kindest, most courageous living, unselfish, beautiful soul. You will forever have a piece of my heart.
Fly with the Angel's my sweet girl because I know God needed a very special one when He chose you.
I'll love you forever.❤❤❤❤

Sheila Bechtel

November 26, 2020

I'll cherish our workout time we had forever! I wish we had met up more to visit the past few years. I'm glad I got to see you at least when I was working at valley hospital. Rest in peace sweet lady...you fought the good fight

Gunder Gregerson

November 26, 2020

My Sis! She was always happy and gave all the love she had to everyone! She loved me unconditionally and she is the strongest women ever, if I had even 1/3 of her streangth I would be a better man. I always told her she is “Strong Like Bull”! Love you sis! Until we Soft hug again. :)

Theresa Bierne

November 26, 2020

My sweet sweet friend! I will miss you so much! You have been one of my best friends for the last 12 years and always will be. You were a fighter and so strong. An inspiration to many! I will never forget our laugh, lunches and the fun times we had together. I was blessed the day we met at work. You are the only one that really gets me. I love you my sweet Mel Mel ❤❤

Monique Flanary

November 26, 2020

My sweet sister! There are so many memories to share, countless moments of joy and laughter, and so many hours of fun. I couldn’t possibly ever single out a bit of time spent with you as more memorable than another...however, the biggest impact you had on my existence sits within the concept of unconditional love. I watched you love just like you lived... without fear, with overflowing joy and endless energy. You loved life and all beings you touched without judgement and in a state of complete acceptance. You remain one of the most inspiring individuals I’ve ever had the good fortune to know. I’m honored to have been called ‘sister’. I love you to the moon and back!

FROM THE FAMILY

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