Melinda Freeny McKee, 58, of Heidelberg, Mississippi, died Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Anderson Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. She was born Saturday, July 22, 1961, in Carthage, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Shady Grove First Baptist in Heidelberg, Mississippi. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. at Shady Grove First Baptist and the Burial will follow in Freeny Family Cemetery. Bro. Alan McCord and Bro. Tim Freeny will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel is in charge of arrangements.

Melinda was a member of Shady Grove First Baptist Church of Heidelberg. She was a member of United Daughters of the Confederacy. A beloved member of her local community, dedicated to helping others and organizing events, programs, pageants, and shoebox ministry. She was an active member of Jasper County Genealogical Society. Melinda was loved and will be missed by her friends and family.

Melinda was preceded in death by her father, Welton Smith Freeny.

Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Ann Freeny, guardians, James and Carol Brewer, sons, Welton Bradley McKee (Debbie), James Marcus McKee Jr., grandchildren, Lauren and Addison McKee, Halle Kate Smith, Aubrey and Levi Keller, John and Ginny Lynn McKee, sister, Melissa Sumrall (Ron), and her best friend, Nan Sinclair.

Pallbearers will be Brian Sammons, David Kersh, Luke Carnell, Zach Carnell, Paxton McKee, and Stacey Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers will be John McKee and Levi Keller.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to Dying to Live Ministries, 1301 N. 2nd Avenue Laurel, MS 39440.

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