Melissa Sue Anderson of Berryville, Arkansas was born on May 24, 1977 in Nashville, Arkansas to James and Kathleen (Turley) Newell. Melissa died on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at the age of 45 in Berryville, Arkansas.
Melissa enjoyed watching her daughter Lexy exercise, read, garden, cook and swim on the river with her dog Otis. She always had a smile on her face, especially for the neighborhood kids who loved to go to her house for candy. Melissa was a Christian who loved her family very much.
Melissa is survived by her daughter Lexy Anderson of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Parents, Jim and Kathy Newell of Springdale, Arkansas; Brothers, James Adam Anderson and wife Evelyn of Fontana, California, James Thomas Newell, Jr. of Rogers, Arkansas, and William LeRoy Newell and wife Angie of Gravette, Arkansas; sisters Angela Kay Youngblood and husband Joe Pat of Berryville, Arkansas, Acacia Dawn Backs and fiance Nathan James Neighbors of Fayetteville, Arkansas; nieces, Hannah Gayle Youngblood and Addison Mae Backs, both of Berryville, Arkansas, Shelby Nicole Keller of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lacey Marie Newell of Gainesville, Florida, and Lillian Grace Lee Newell of Gravette, Arkansas; nephews, Garrett Thomas Anderson of Fontana, California, Lucas Dale Backs of Berryville, Arkansas, and Robert Thomas Parker Newell of Rogers, Arkansas; as well as many other family members and friends who will miss her dearly.
She is preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Sadler, and her maternal grandparents, Herbert and Lena Mae Turley.
Memorial donations can be made to The Learning Center of North Arkansas, 301 W. Trimble, Berryville, AR 72616 or Grandview Baptist Church, 1001 Hwy. 143, Berryville, AR 72616. Arrangements are managed by Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences can be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.