Melissa Sue Felkins (Missy) was born October 15, 1975, in Ft. Worth Texas to William (Bill) and Nancy Sanders. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 23, 2022 after a long and courageous battle with Aplastic Anemia. She received her PhD in Educational Psychology from Walden University. She married Henry N. Felkins on November 13, 1998. She is survived by her husband Henry, son – Elijah Felkins and wife Sarah, son – Isaac Felkins, daughter – Symphony Felkins; parents – Bill and Nancy Sanders; sister – Christi Sanders-Via and husband Tony; nieces – Whitney Rogers and husband Caleb, Hannah Kubik and husband Hunter, nephew – Gideon Sanders and wife Brilyn; great niece and nephew Eliza and Liam Rogers and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family. Visitation will be at Buchanan Funeral Service on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from 1–8 PM with the family present to greet guests from 5-7 PM. We will be celebrating her wonderful life at Christ’s Legacy Church on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 10:30 AM. She will be gently laid to rest on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 10:30 AM in the Tolar Cemetery in Tolar, Texas.
Melissa had an infectious smile and personality that would light up a room. Melissa touched so many lives in her 46 years here on this earth. Her love for her family was amazing and her sheer WILL to battle literally anything that tried to separate her from her family was heroic. Some things that she enjoyed doing with her family were watching movies, playing board games, and traveling. She had a dream of traveling the nation in an RV with her whole family to see all of the sights that the United States has to offer. Her love for traveling and going on adventures were some of her favorite activities to do with her family. She also loved chocolate, especially Dutch Chocolate Bluebell ice cream. Her favorite color was turquoise, and she loved fuzzy socks. You could rarely find her in her own home without fuzzy socks and a warm fuzzy blanket. She loved to be cozy. But most of all, she loved to spend time with her family. We miss her so much; we have a giant hole in our hearts. Heaven has received another angel.