Melissa June Nichols

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A memorial service for Melissa June Nichols of Troup was held Saturday, June 30, at the Gospel Barn in Troup with Steven Oaks officiating.

Born January 16, 1972, Melissa passed peacefully Monday, June 26. She grew up in Bowie, but was a Troup resident since 1993. Melissa worked as a dental assistant for over 25 years. She adored her family and loved being part of her community. Her free time was spent gardening, cooking and cleaning, watching scary movies, eating salads and going antiquing. She collected crosses and loved to be with her friends and family. She will be missed.

She is survived by children Rissa and Ryan Nichols; brother Bobby Staats and wife, Teresa; nieces Jessica Gresham and husband Jon; Shannon Denson and husband Kasey; and nephew Robby Staats.

She was preceded in death by her parents James and Janette Staats.

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