Melinda Jane Wright Yancey, 54, of 105 S. Monroe Ave., died, Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem.
Mrs. Yancey was born July 3, 1965, in Alleghany County the daughter of the late Denton Lowell and Marie Walton Wright. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Margie Jones, a brother Haven Wright, a Niece Shanna Wright, and a special friend D.W. Campbell.
Melinda was a member of the Loving Life Fellowship Church and she loved her family, music, pictures and giving. She was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan and enjoyed spending time at the beach and in the water. She liked to sing and take selfies and loved when people played with her hair.
Surviving are a daughter Amanda Wright, a son Joseph Wright and wife Teresa, her husband Edward Yancey III all of Covington, nine grandchildren; Jaqwan, Ky’esha, Kaitlin, Joey Jr., Tyesha, Shay, Nylow, Gabby, and Sarah, three sisters Stella DePriest and husband Billy, Shirley Lamb and husband Jeff all of Covington, Tammy Wolfe and husband Shorty of Clifton Forge, four brothers, Robert Wright and wife Judy, Dale Wright and wife Pam, Tony Wright all of Covington, and Charles Wright of Goode, and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The funeral service will be Monday, September 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Pastor Shorty Wolfe officiating.
The family will receive their friends Sunday evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Arritt Funeral Home.
The interment will follow in Lone Star Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial donations in Mrs. Yancey’s name be made to the Living Life Fellowship Church at P.O. Box 59, Clifton Forge, VA 24422.