Melissa Reeves

Melissa Reeves (Short)

Sunday, January 15th, 1961 - Friday, October 18th, 2019
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Melissa Short Reeves passed away October 18, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. She leaves behind two daughters, Molly Reeves and Rebecca Reeves, brother Grant Short and sister-in-law Patricia Short, nieces Jessica Short, Rachel Hagedorn, Michelle Brown, uncle and aunt Christopher L Rhodes III and Judy Rhodes, and her beloved boxer, Laila. She was born to the late Richard A. Short and Lois A. Short on January 15, 1961 in Fort Worth, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents and cousins, Huntington W. Rhodes and Christopher Lee Rhodes IV.
"Fred," as she was known by those who grew up with her, graduated from MacArthur High School in the summer of 1979. She had been residing in Irving, Texas, close to where she grew up, and was working for City Hospital at White Rock for five years with wonderful staff, who will be remembered by the family with gratitude.
Melissa was a kind and compassionate woman with the ability to touch anyone's life for the better. She truly cared about others and was always striving to be better, both for herself and for those around her. She loved gardening, great music, good beer, and sitting on the porch at dusk. She had a love for Leon Russell, his music, and the family that came with the "Leon Lifer" group, which is unsurpassed. She was very active in the V.F.W #6796 and greatly loved the family she had built through the organization. She was someone you could always count on for a smile or a kind word and her unexpected passing has affected countless lives, but her light and humor will live on in each of those whom she loved.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Plymouth Park Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m. with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send a live plant in her memory or send donations to or by sending in cash or check to: Attn: Remembering Melissa V.F.W Post 6796, 9179 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218.
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    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 | 11:30am
    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 11:30am
    Plymouth Park United Methodist Church
    1615 W. Airport Freeway
    IRVING, TX 75062
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    Memorial service with a reception immediately following.


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David Gorham

Posted at 06:18am
Melissa, I so remember you at MacArthur. You always wore Levi Blue Jeans. Rest in Peace Melissa

Judith L. Newman

Posted at 08:50pm
A great person with a wonderful sense of humor and an infectious, creeper-smile! Was so sad to hear of her passing. Prayers for Melissa and her friends and family. Judy Brumett Newman (j*)

Lisa and Kevin Morrow

Posted at 02:13pm
You will always be part of our family.
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Marsha Dickens

Posted at 04:45pm
Fred and I attended the youth group together at PPUMC. We always had fun together. Sweet memories of Fred.
It caught me off guard when I read the church paper and they called her Melissa....she was always Fred to me.
Love and prayers for all of you.
Marsha Weathers Dickens

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