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Melissa Rose Dennis

February 1, 1984 — October 20, 2017

Melissa Rose Howard Dennis came into the world on February 1, 1984 and those who were touched by her life would never be the same. Her parents Lloyd and Geraldine knew right away that Melissa would one day make a forever lasting impression in this world. As a baby she was active and exploratory; she warmed up easily to anyone and possessed an infectious giggle and smile that would melt any heart. Melissa attended Greater Love Church of God in Christ occasionally and was very outgoing and made friends with ease. Melissa knew the value and worth of being a true friend. She loved being in the company of family and friends; and was often the center of attention. She married Derrick Dennis on August 29, 2013 and the Lord added Jatarius to her life. Melissa was a certified nurse’s assistant and worked at every nursing facility in Camden. She had a heart of gold and caring for others came natural for her. She also worked as an overnight stocker at Wal-mart. Melissa was so excited about being a mother and on October 7, 2017 she celebrated with family and friends the upcoming arrival of her first child and daughter Journee D’Ann. In the last season of her life on Friday, October 20, 2017, she was blessed to share her transition with her family and friends at her side. Melissa’s death has been swallowed up in Victory. Those left to relish in her memory are: her husband, Derrick Dennis of Camden, AR; one daughter, Journee D’Ann Dennis; one step-son, Jatarius Jamal Dennis; her parents, Lloyd Griffin of Camden, AR and Geraldine Epps of Camden, AR; one sister, JoAnne Griffin of Little Rock, AR; four brothers, Lloyd Pace of Camden, AR, Dexter Howard of Topeka, KS, Marcus Epps of Camden , AR and Patrick Howard of Camden, AR; sister-in-law, Tonya Curry of Camden, AR; aunts, Ruby Epps of Dallas, TX, Vergie Graves of Forrest City, AR, Helen Hunter of Camden, AR, Lillie Hampton of Camden, AR, Betty Askew of Camden, AR and Patricia Billings of Houston, TX; uncles, Hershel Frazier of Camden, AR, Charles Epps of Dallas, TX, Alonzo Epps of Camden, AR, Arthur B. Hayden of Camden, AR and Jasper Epps of Topeka, KS. Melissa also leaves and abundance of family and friends who loved her and added to the richness of her life. Special friends, Elisha Williams, Patricia Askew, Lorine Hampton, Sasha Easter, Courtney Fort, Ashley Andrews, Andrea Ferguson and Devonda Armstrong. Public visitation will be from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017 at Williams Funeral Home Van Buren, 119 Van Buren Street, Camden, Arkansas. A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Holy Triumph, 711 N. Yancy, Camden, Arkansas where Rev.Henry Parham is Pastor and Pastor Elijah McDaniel, eulogist. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
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Friday, October 27, 2017

12:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Williams Funeral Home Van Buren

119 Van Buren St NW, Camden, AR 71701

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, October 28, 2017

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