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Melissa Greathouse Phillips

October 12, 1966 — January 30, 2024

Melissa Greathouse Phillips, a beloved resident of Vidor, Texas, gracefully departed from this world on January 30, 2024, at the age of 57. She peacefully passed away in the comfort of her home, surrounded by the love and presence of her cherished daughters.

Born on October 12, 1966, to Howard and Barbara Greathouse, Melissa's life was a testament to the power of love, generosity, and resilience. She dedicated her existence to her four daughters, grandchildren, family, and a multitude of friends who held a special place in her heart. Melissa had a rare gift of making everyone feel like family, as she never met a stranger.

Melissa's giving spirit knew no bounds. Whether it was a thoughtful gift, a home-cooked meal, or uplifting words of encouragement, she found joy in sharing her love with others. Her vibrant spirit embraced life, and she found pleasure in activities such as shopping, dancing, and crafting. Most of all, she cherished the moments spent with her family and friends, creating lasting memories filled with laughter and warmth.

Despite facing health challenges, Melissa approached life with unwavering strength and determination. Her petite stature belied the mighty spirit within her, and she confronted every obstacle with courage and resilience. Melissa's infectious positivity and zest for life inspired all who knew her.

Melissa is survived by her four daughters: Melinda Greathouse Middleton and husband Bret, Sherry Godeaux and husband Cory, Ashley Smith and husband Jonathan, and Richelle Glover. Her legacy lives on through her beloved grandchildren: Hayden Davis, Tynlea Smith, and Allison Godeaux.

In heavenly reunion, Melissa joins her parents, Howard and Barbara Greathouse, and two cherished grandchildren, Tanner Smith and Brooks Middleton. As we mourn her physical absence, we find solace in the knowledge that Melissa's spirit will forever dance in the hearts of those she touched.

A celebration of Melissa's life will take place to honor the beautiful soul who brought light and love to the lives of many. May her memory be a source of comfort and inspiration in the days to come.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Pastor George Gau

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