She was born Aug. 16, 1980, in Clarksville, Tenn., to the late Pamela Burks and Thomas McNamee.
Melissa was a cashier at Dave's Grocery Store in Oran and also at Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 3319 in Sikeston, Mo. She was a member of West Point Pentecostal Church in Doniphan, Mo., and Eagles Lodge 3319.
Survivors include her soul mate, Scott Diebold; and daughter, Zaylie D. Diebold, both of Oran; a sister, Mandy Noble of Dexter, Mo.; and her grandmother, Ruth Frala of Doniphan.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran and from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday at West Point Pentecostal Church.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Chuck Carr officiating, assisted by various members of the family. Burial will be in Towels Cemetery at Doniphan.