February 20, 1964 - October 16, 2021
Funeral services for Mrs. Melissa Runnels, 57, of Keatchie, LA will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2021 at the Longstreet U.M.C. with Rev. Dean Register officiating. Burial will follow in the Runnels Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Visitation will be 11:30-2:00 p.m. Friday prior to the service. Mrs. Melissa Kay Runnels was born February 20, 1964 in Mansfield, Louisiana. She passed this life October 16, 2021 in San Augustine, Texas. Melissa was one of six children born to the marriage of A.J. and Charlie Fate Briggs Runnels. She was raised and schooled in South Louisiana graduating from Ascension Catholic High School. Mrs. Runnels worked in welfare and food stamp offices in DeSoto and Red River parishes. She worked as an account specialist for Fastenall. Melissa loved crafting and spending time with her beloved grandson. She is preceded in death by parents A.J. Runnels Sr. and Charlie Briggs Runnels, brother and sister-in - law A.J. Jr and Trudy Runnels, brother in law Bryan Fountain. She is survived by daughters, Lacey Watson and Husband Matt; grandchildren, Light of her life, Gabriel "Fathead" Watson, Bella Watson, Mallary Watson, Mikayla Wheatley, Dalton Wheatley, Remi Wheatley, and Levi Wheatley; Brother Charles Runnels and Wife Marsha of Baton Rouge, La; Sisters, Glenda McGinty and husband Louis of Joaquin, Texas, Rita Morris and Husband Donnie of Tyler, Texas, Gail Fountain of Shreveport, La; Numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Pall Bearers will be, Kirk Nelson, Chance Tomaszewski, Justin Runnels, Stoney Runnels, Kolton Whitton, and LJ Whitton. Honorary Pallbearer, Gabriel Zayne Watson.
Funeral services for Mrs. Melissa Runnels, 57, of Keatchie, LA will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2021 at the Longstreet U.M.C. with Rev. Dean Register officiating. Burial will follow in the Runnels Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn... View Obituary & Service Information
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