Melissa Christine Hobbs, 40, passed away at home onJanuary 23, 2017. She was born in Elwoodto Randolph and Deborah Hobbs on January 24, 1976.

Melissa attended Alexandria schools, graduating in1994. She graduated with honors from IVY Tech School of Nursing. She had a passion for caring for others andworked in home health care and at St. Vincent’s.

Melissa had many interests. In her younger years she participated in 4-Hwhere she raised rabbits and chickens. Later,she trained and competed with her Sloughis and Whippets, going as far as Eukanubain Orlando and winning second place. She also enjoyed carpentry and worked atthe Cabinet Doctors.

Melissa liked the outdoors. She enjoyed fishing, bike riding, kayaking,and mushroom hunting. She took MasterGardener training and enjoyed working in her garden and flower beds.

Most of all, Melissa had a beautiful, nurturingspirit.

Left to cherish Melissa’s memory are her mother andstep-father, Deborah and Everett (Nathan) Hale; siblings, Jason (Kassie Dalton)Hobbs, Ryan (Elma) Hobbs, Amanda (Richard) Alamillo, Nathan (Shelbi) Hale, Amy(Ryan) Fortune, and Shari (Chris) Bailey; grandparents, Patricia and JamesBaker and Betty Smith; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Preceding Melissa in death were her father, RandolphHobbs; and her grandfathers, Orvial Smith, Jack Hobbs, Donald Cook, and CharlesFarley.

A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday,January 28 at 2:00 PM at Christian Congregation Church in Alexandria, PastorJerry Young presiding, visitation one hour prior.

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  1. You will be greatly missed. You was a wonderful class mate a a great friend my thoughts and prayers are with the family

  2. So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Melissa very well from her work at the MG plant sale. My thoughts & prayers are with your family during this very difficult time.

  3. Sorry for your lost. My prayers and thoughts are with you. It is very difficult when a love passes, but more difficult when it is your child. A child should really never pass before their parents.

  4. Missa was like a sister to my girls growing up. She taught one to swim, she stood up with one when she got married, she took care of one when she was very sick not only as her nurse but as a friend. She loved and was loved by all 4 of them. She was my daughter from another mother as they say. She tagged along on camping trips, fishing trips and even attended our family reunions. I am so thankful I have all the great memories of her and my girls together.. I am sorry to her family and I hope they find peace and comfort. She was truly an amazing person..

  5. May your family find peace and comfort in fond memories of Melissa. In our prayers and thoughts,

    clif and Laurie Knight

  6. So sorry 😰 Life is so fragile. She will be happy eoth her Sloughis somewhere up in heaven. Much force for the family. We ate with you. Big hugs ❤️

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