Melinda Joyce Sudduth



Tupelo-Melinda Joyce Thompson Sudduth, 58, died suddenly at her residence in Tupelo on Friday, May 5, 2017. A native of Clay County, Melinda was born on September 9, 1958 to George Nood Thompson and Melissa Murphy Thompson. She grew up in Clay Co. and graduated from Woodland High School. She moved to the Tupelo area in l977 and was employed as a Home Health Nurse for many years. For the last 10 years, she was a much beloved school bus driver in the Tupelo Public Schools. A member of the West Mooreville Baptist Church, Melinda loved the outdoors, fishing, her flowers, bird watching and bird houses and going to field trials with her husband. But, her great love was her family especially her grandchildren.
A service remembering her life will be held at 1 PM Monday, May 8, 2017 at 1 PM at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with her pastor, Bro. Robert Winters officiating. Visitation will be from Noon-service time Monday only, all at Holland-Tupelo Chapel, which is honored to be assisting the family.
Survivors include her husband, Terry Sudduth of Tupelo; her mother, Melissa Murphy Deaton of Mooreville; her children, Mandy Sudduth (Andy), Jessica Sudduth, Chris Sudduth (Jacklin) and Dustin Sudduth all of Tupelo. 11 grandchildren: Kody, Hunter, Jake, Tyler, C.J., Makayla, Mallory “MaeMae”, Carley, Kallin, Madison and Callie; her sister, Sandra Bishop and her brothers, Jackie Thompson and Rodney Thompson all of Tupelo; her mother in law, Barbara Floyd and her sister in law, Jenny Murry. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of loving and supportive friends. She is preceded in death by her father, George Nood Thompson and son, Michael Sudduth.

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