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Melissa Atkinson

October 26, 1968 - July 25, 2023

Melissa Atkinson, age 54, of Blue Ridge, passed peacefully on the morning of July 25, 2023.

She was known for being kind of heart and sweet of spirit, always willing to help a friend in need.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Margaret “Peggy” Montgomery, father, Michael Montgomery, and beloved uncle, Tommy Doyle of Baltimore MD.

She is survived by her husband, Wilson Atkinson, daughter, Samantha Atkinson, sister, Stephanie Troyer, Brother-in-Law, Jeremiah Troyer, and nephew, Tecumseh Troyer. She had a passion for animals and is also survived by her beloved cat, Sarafina, dog, Bo, and numerous grand-cats and grand-dogs.

A Memorial Service will be held at Colonial Baptist Church in Blue Ridge on July 29, 2023, at 2:00 PM. The Family will receive friends for fellowship one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to the RVSPCA ( ), or Colonial Baptist Church ( ), if you choose.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family.

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Dear Wilson & family, I 'm so sorry to hear about Melissa she was such a good person. I know you will miss her. From your cousin Margaret 🦋

Posted by Margaret Patterson on July 27, 2023

So sorry to hear of Melissa's passing. My heart felt condolences to Samantha and Wilson. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Jean Adams Sanders on July 26, 2023

Dear Wilson & Samantha I am so very sorry for your loss. Melissa was more than a Sister n Law. She was my friend I will always Love & Miss her. May the Lord be with Y’all today and always. Love, M.W. Atkinson

Posted by Mark Atkinson on July 25, 2023

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