Melissa "Missy" Boothe
1979 - 2020
BORN
August 23, 1979
DIED
November 15, 2020
Melissa "Missy" Boothe

August 23, 1979 - November 15, 2020

WYTHEVILLE, Va.

Melissa "Missy" Boothe, 41, passed away on November 15, 2020, at 12 p.m. at Lewis Gale Hospital Montgomery, in Blacksburg, Va.

She was born on August 23, 1979, in Richlands, Virginia, to Harold and Debra Kennedy. She married the love of her life, Sam Boothe, on October 14, 1995, who survives.

in addition to her husband, she is also survived by her three sons, Kenny, Christopher, and Dylan Boothe; her daughter, Ally Boothe; her daughter-in-law, Lauren Boothe; her future children-in-law, Autumn Guthrie and Connor Fowler; her dogs, Bo and Storm; her parents, Harold and Debra Kennedy; and her brother, Brad Kennedy.

Early in her life, she was a stay at home mom for her children. She went on to become a licensed massage therapist afterwards. She went back to school to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse at the age of 38, and became a licensed practical nurse, graduating from New River Community College in August of 2019. Missy's goal in life was always to help people, and she was able to fulfill that dream in her profession.

Missy loved to cook, exercise, and was an avid animal lover, but most of all, she loved to spend time with her family. Her children were more important to her than anything in the world, and her life revolved around making them happy. She rarely spent any free time without her husband, kids, or dogs. Her smile and laugh would light up the room, and her kindness was infectious to those around her.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at the Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel in Marion, with Pastor Kenny Rich officiating. Interment will follow at South Fork Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to services. Everyone is asked to observe the covid-19 guidelines with mask and social distancing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wythe County Humane Society in memory of Missy Boothe, P.O. Box 362, Wytheville, VA 24382. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.bradleysfh.com. Bradley's Funeral Home is serving the Boothe family.

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938 North Main Street, Marion, VA 24354

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Published by SWVA Today on Nov. 17, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Nov
18
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Bradley's Funeral Home - Marion
938 N. Main St., Marion, VA 24354
Nov
18
Funeral service
2:00p.m.
Bradley's Funeral Home - Marion
938 N. Main St., Marion, VA 24354
Nov
18
Interment
South Fork Cemetery
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Bradley's Funeral Home - Marion
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I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray for comfort for you all during this difficult time
Shirley Berardi
December 11, 2020
I am shocked! I just came across this tragic news and I swear I just ran into Missy, a few weeks ago at the grocery store. Missy, you were always wearing a smile and you will be missed greatly.
Karena Cullop
Coworker
November 28, 2020
Dr. Boothe, children,parents and siblings of Missy: I want to express my sympathies to each of you. I remember seeing Missy at the office and how nice she was. I am sorry hearing that she passed away. I pray for each of you and ask God to comfort you. May He lift you up in this time in ways that only He can. I pray that you keep your memories of Missy close
and that one day you can smile when you think of those memories.

God bless you all
Sue Call
Sue Call
Acquaintance
November 19, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful and caring person! It's so hard to believe that she is gone, she will be missed.
Renee Shadley
Acquaintance
November 19, 2020
I got to know Missy while seeing her for massage therapy on an almost weekly basis and she absolutely had the kindest, sweetest, soul of anyone I've ever known. Her smile was contagious and our conversations were most often centered around her children and husband, that she so obviously adored. My most heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with her entire family during this difficult time. May the Lord wrap you in His arms and provide for you a piece that only He is able. She will forever be remembered and missed.
Tara Pruitt
November 19, 2020
Sam and family, James and I are so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless you.
James & Roberta Ringstaff
November 19, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. She was kind and gracious. May God hold you in his loving arms and give you strength.
Dianne Fannin
Friend
November 19, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dr. Boothe and your family. She was such a sweet soul and her smile was contagious. Rest in peace sweet. beautiful lady.
Bill & Darlene Turman
November 18, 2020
I am truly sorry about your loss. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
Diane Edwards
November 18, 2020
Dr. Booth and family, you're all in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry.
Linda Martin
Acquaintance
November 18, 2020
So sorry Sam sand family just found out about missyso sorry just know u are in our prayers and thoughts were just in shock
Brenda Greene
November 18, 2020
My heart is broken to hear of Missy passing. She was a beautiful and sweet lady. As well as the best message therapist. She always put me to sleep. Praying for peace and comfort to Sam and her children.
Audrey Powers
Audrey Powers
Friend
November 18, 2020
Dr Boothe and family, you are in our thought and prayers during this very difficult time. We are so very sorry for your loss and continue to pray over all of you.
Barry and Angie Catron
Friend
November 18, 2020
Debbie, Harold, and Brad, we are so very sorry for your great loss. John and I know exactly how you feel to lose a daughter. We Pray that Jesus will wrap you in His Love and help you through this grief. We love you all.
Donna and John Tiller
November 18, 2020
We are so sorry for the loss of Missy. She was such a sweet person and gave great massages which Pam missed after she left to go back to school. We just wanted you all to know we are thinking of you during this most difficult time. We hope your great memories will bring you peace.
Anthony and Pam Ellis
November 18, 2020
Dr. Boothe, We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Linda and Bill Schermer
November 18, 2020
Dear Dr. Boothe, It is with heavy heart that Harriett and I learned today of Melissa's
passing. We are so sorry for you and your beautiful children. May God give you
strength and courage at this time.
George Hitchcock
Friend
November 18, 2020
Sam, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May Missy rest in peace.
Samuel Rosenbaum
Acquaintance
November 18, 2020
I have many dear memories of growing up with Missy. Our childhood friendship has always been special and dear to my heart. I always remember Missy's wonderful spirit and beautiful smile. She will always be remembered for her kind heart. Our childhood friendship is something that I will treasure forever. My deepest sympathies to the Kennedy and Boothe family, who were so fortunate to have her as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend. Love and peace to you all.
Sarah Gillespie Hamilton
Friend
November 17, 2020
Such fun middle school memories with Missy. Hugs and prayers to her parents, Sam and the kids!
Samantha McMillan
Friend
November 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss
Roger Umbarger
Friend
November 17, 2020
Wow shocked and stunned. Just cant be true. My cousin is gone. I am so sad to hear this especially through a fb post. I spent my summers with them...boating and helping their dad was the best childhood a poor boy could have had. I still cant beleive this is happening right now.
Dale Hawks
Family
November 17, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear about Missy. I was in massage school with her . She would always talk about her kids and the love of her life. She was so proud of you all . I would always joke with her about her running on treadmill all the time. She truly was a blessing in class and was wonderful to talk to. We were paired a lot. I told her she was super woman bc she done so much for others and still got on her treadmill. I’m sending prayers to everyone and pray that God will help you during this hard time . She was a rock star
Karen Ball
Acquaintance
November 17, 2020
Dr. Boothe and family, I know there are no words to say. I am so very sorry to hear this. Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Missy will be missed by all that knew her and those that were never given the opportunity. She is an angel standing beside each of you behind a veil watching over each of you. God Bless You and Keep You Giving You Peace and Comfort! Cornelia and Harley
Harley and Cornelia Hall
November 17, 2020
Dr. Boothe and Family,
I am still in shock and disbelief to learn of Missy’s passing. She was truly one of the most caring people I have ever met. Her beautiful smile was contagious. She could raise your spirits just by walking into the room. We shared many family stories( comparing our children and pets) and how obvious it was that her family was the center of her life. How blessed I am to have shared in a small part of her life. My heart goes out to the family and may God be with you during this most difficult time.
Jeane Hutton
Acquaintance
November 17, 2020
Our hearts were broken to learn of the passing of this lovely young woman. May the God of all comfort make his presence felt to all of you . Our deepest, heartfelt sympathy! Jim and Nancy Riley
Nancy Riley
Acquaintance
November 17, 2020
Debra,
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your daughter. I didn't know her, but heard you talk about her often, and how very much you loved her. I can't imagine the sorrow that you are feeling, but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm here if you need anything at all.
Lisa Kite
November 17, 2020
My deepest condolences for Sam and family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was such a sweet soul.
Kari Talbert
November 17, 2020
Boothe Family,

I had the honor of going through nursing school with Missy. She came on into our program our second semester , so many of us were meeting missy for the first time. I will never forget how stunningly beautiful she was. Her smile lit up the room , and from then on it was quickly apparent that she had a heart to match. Missy and I bonded over 2 things , the first being that we both had 3 boys ... and spent every spare second that we could with our families. Missy spoke of her children often and when she did I could see the joy in her eyes. She loved her husband so much , and also shared stories of them together. Missy was also an amazing nursing student , and I admired her for her calm, patient , and selfless demeanor. I knew she would make a wonderful nurse. She never passed up an opportunity to help others during clinicals , and was driven by her passion to help others.
My heart is so broken and my deepest condolences go out to her husband and children. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
Mandy McCroskey
Classmate
November 17, 2020
So sorry to hear this sad news. May God give you comfort during this time and the days ahead.
Robin & Lori Kalber
November 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Lynda Mabe
Acquaintance
November 17, 2020
Sam and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers during this difficult time. -Jamie, Genevieve, Cade and Eve
The Ritters
November 17, 2020
This breaks my heart. Missy helped me when others could not. Her hands touched and healed my body and her personality and warm smile lit up the room. She was the sweetest lady I have met. She really loved her family as we often shared "mothering" stories. May God comfort this family as only he can and may her memories always bring smiles in the years to come.
Debbie Kiser
Acquaintance
November 17, 2020
Missy was always so kind to me. I had the privilege of teaching Chris when he was in the first grade at Atkins Elementary. Missy always greeted me with a warm smile when she brought her children to school or when she picked them up each day. Our family will be praying for God to comfort you all in a way that only He can in this difficult time.
Amanda Bradley
November 17, 2020
She was a very sweet person the short time I worked with her my prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Lisa Gravely
Friend
November 16, 2020
Dr.Boothe & family we are so very sorry to learn of your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time,
Gayla Combs
Acquaintance
November 16, 2020
I’m am at a loss and so sad to hear this. She was a kind soul I will always remember her. My heart goes out to the family. No words. Much love your way.
Ranee Price
Coworker
November 16, 2020
DR. Boothe & Family, So very sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time..with deepest sympathy, mike & teresa...
Michael Snavely
November 16, 2020
Our hearts goes out to the family. Se had a very beautiful smile. Our prayers are with you guys.
Mark Barker and Teresa Barker
November 16, 2020
Sorry for your loss, Dr. Boothe. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary & Eddy Stump
November 16, 2020
Keeping the family in my prayers. So sorry for your loss.
Allison Paschal
November 16, 2020
Sam and Family,
I am so sorry to hear the news of Missy’s passing. I never saw Missy that she wasn’t friendly and smiling. It was a treat to run into her at the office and and see her warm smile. There are no words that I can say to ease the pain that you are feeling but I will pray for peace for you and the kids that you may know that she is at peace. Her love for her family was evident and I have no doubt that she will be all around you during the tough days and weeks ahead.
Thinking of all of you!
Ellen, Marshall, Sam, and Margaret Wagner
Ellen Wagner
Friend
November 16, 2020
So sorry. Heaven has gained an angel. Love and prayers for the family!
Larry & Lisa Anderson
Friend
November 16, 2020
I'm so sorry, She was a beautiful young woman & will be missed. Love & prayers to her family. Nancy & Steve Starnes
Nancy Starnes
Friend
November 16, 2020
Dr. Boothe and Family,
So sorry for your loss, Missy was a lovely person. She will be missed. You and your family are in our prayers.
Glen, Joanna, and Olivia Bryant.
Joanna Bryant
Acquaintance
November 16, 2020
Prayers and thoughts for the family. Mya God comfort and give you strength in the days ahead. Sure will miss her smile and kindness she always shared.
Juanita Shields
Acquaintance
November 16, 2020
Heaven just gained the sweetest angel.
Donna Ferguson
Friend
November 16, 2020
So sorry for the families lost. Heaven has gained an angel with her beautiful soul. Prayers for all
Debbie & Myron DeBord
Friend
November 16, 2020
Rest in peace
Allan Winebarger
Friend
November 16, 2020