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Melissa Dee Smithdeal was born on February 17, 1973 in Port Huron, Michigan and went home to be with the Lord on February 20, 2013 at Randolph Hospital in Hopewell, Virginia at the age of 40 years old. She was a graduate of Clover Hill High School and a long time member of Southside Church of the Nazarene in Chesterfield County, Virginia. She was a current employee of ITAC (Industrial Turn Around Corporation) and had worked since she was 15 years at several Carpet companies including New York Carpet World, the former Carpets on Call, Inc., Capitol Floors, and Canterbury Flooring. She had been recently playing volleyball for ITAC with the RVC Volleyball League. She is survived by her husband, Richard William Smithdeal; her son, Brodie Smithdeal (10 years old); her parents, Larry and Bea Collins; 2 brothers, Jeremy and Ian Collins; her grandparents,  Robert and Patricia Sheldon of Michigan; and Orville and Margaret Collins; aunts and uncles, Bradley and Cheryl Collins in Wisconsin; Nancy and Bob Lewis; Diana Harris; Robert J. and Lynn Sheldon; Lou Ann and Jack Horning; Sue Stauffer, and numerous cousins; her husband’s parents, Charles Richard (Rick) Smithdeal and Cynthia Smithdeal; her sister-in-law, Emily and Seth Smith; 2 nephews, Daniel and Michael Smith. She was preceded in death by her grandmother Margaret Stauffer Collins. She was well loved by all her family and many friends and will be greatly missed.

The funeral service will be on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Bennet’s Funeral Home, 14301 Ashbrook Parkway in Chesterfield, Virginia, at the intersection of Winterpock Road and Ashbrook Parkway. The burial will be afterward at Dale Memorial Park in Chesterfield, Virginia.

There will be a viewing and visitation with guest at Bennett’s Funeral Home on Monday evening, February 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM.

After the burial, there will be a gathering at Southside Church of the Nazarene in the Atrium for Food and Fellowship for family and guests, approximately about 4:00 PM on February 26, 2013 in the afternoon.

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Ps 30:5
Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning. NKJV

John 16:22
22 Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you. NKJV
[CS] This is what Jesus told the disciples, but it is also comforting to think that as Christians we will see Melissa again too when we all get to heaven and we all can see Jesus.

Rev 21:4
4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." NKJV