Melissa Ann Wood

June 29, 1984 - February 15, 2015

06/29/1984 - 02/15/2015

Melissa A. Wood “fought the good fight”, but her long battle with Colon Cancer came to an end February 15, 2015. Melissa was born June 29th, 1984 in Norfolk, VA.She was a graduate of Granby High School and attended Tidewater Commmunity College.
In 2012 she began her career as a Criminal Docket Clerk with the Norfolk Circuit Court. She loved
this job and spoke about going back to work up to her last day.
She is survived in death by her parents, Johnny and Roberta, her younger sister Kimberly, and a myriad of family and friends.
Melissa’s contagious smile and positive attitude will continue to provide inspiration to many. A service to celebrate Melissa’s life will be held, Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Altmeyer funeral home. In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations can be made to tttps://

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Sheryl Chasse Aldag and family
8 years ago

Dear Roberta, John and Kimberly: Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Please know that we will be with you in spirit on Saturday. Love, Sheryl

Helena Oakey
8 years ago

I am so sorry for the loss of a true icon. Her spirit, smile and courage will be missed by all. Melissa was an inspiration to everyone…love you girl!!!

Pam John Vaughan
8 years ago

I am truly going to miss that beautiful smile Melissa always had on her face. They say the Lord places people in your life for a reason and I truly believe that Melissa was placed in mine exactly when she needed to be…I recently battled my fight with Cancer and it was because of the beautiful, constant smile and the energy along with the ALWAYS positive attitude that led me through my journey. I will always be grateful to her presence in my life. I am truly sorry for your Loss

Caitlin Geer
8 years ago

I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of sweet Melissa. I know that you all did everything you could to help her fight the good fight. She will be missed by many. I am sorry I am not going to be in town this weekend to come and pay my respects to Melissa and her wonderful family but know that ya’ll will not be far from my mind. Love you all. CG

Ann Beatty
8 years ago

I was so sorry to hear about Melissa passing. I worked with her at Becky’s Hallmark. She was such a fighter and a ray of sunshine! She will be missed. Will keep her family in prayer.

Kristie LeMoine
8 years ago

I wish you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. It is with great sympathy that I send prayers to the entire Wood family during this difficult time.

Sherrell Bailey
8 years ago

It was my honor to take care of such a strong and beautiful woman. She will always be in my heart. I will think of her often. I send my love and prayers the family.

Bernadette L. Austin
8 years ago

John, Roberta and Kimberly, know that God is a comforter and he is the one that you can rely on.Praying for you all.

Peggy Feuerbacher
8 years ago

Johnny and Roberts, Dennis and I offer heart-felt prayers to you and family. And while time will heal the pain, your memories of your beautiful daughter will not fade.

Bev Toole
8 years ago

Johnny, Roberta, Kimmy and whole family. God gives us Love. He lends us someone to Love. I know you will hold Melissa in your hearts till you meet again. God Bless you and give you strength. Bev Toole

Peggy Parks
8 years ago

Love and Prayers to the Wood family

Vanessa Viveros
8 years ago

Many hugs and prayers to everyone in the Wood family. Melissa was one of the most positive and insperational person that I have ever met.Melissa was such a beautiful person inside

and out. I will miss her greatly.

Paulina Carrasco
8 years ago

May you all find courage to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today. May precious memories fill your heart and ease your pain. Never forget… Because someone we love is in Heaven there’s a little bit of HEAVEN in our home! XOXOXOX

Justine Arnold
8 years ago

May you find peace and comfort at this difficult time. God will cover you in His love now and always.

Jacqueline bowman
8 years ago

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Telisa Ann Gunter
8 years ago

Melissa fought a good fight. I will miss her warm and beautiful smile. She brought sunshine to Norfolk Circuit Court. Melissa endured to the end. Rest in peace precious angel.To the family, may God give you peace during this difficult time.

8 years ago

Melissa indeed fought a good fight. Her spirits were always upbeat. She will be missed. I always called her pretty girl, because she always had a beautiful smile. My condolences to the family.

Angela Johnston
8 years ago

Melissa was a beautiful person with a smile and spirit that will never be forgotten by anyone who knew her! My heart goes out to the Wood family and to Melissa’s family of friends. I will continue to keep you all in prayer and wish you peace and comfort. Spread those wings and fly with the rest of the angels, Melissa….you’ve earned them.

Mike Vignapiano
8 years ago

Melissa was an inspiration to all. She truly lived life with zest. I was so impressed when she visited last year. I said then & I say again; We all should live ad Melissa did.

With love & prayers to all for it is us who are griefing for our loss.

Renee' Allen
8 years ago

Melissa was an inspiration….I worked with Her when She was with Becky’s Hallmark, what an amazing person.

Kathy Jeffries
8 years ago

Melissa will always be remembered as the beautiful, young woman that I knew through the sweet friendship she had with my daughter, Vanessa. May the God of all comfort be with the Wood family.

Love and Prayers, Kathy

Anita Morgan
8 years ago

Melissa your smile and contagious spirit for life will be greatly missed. You never allowed your battle of cancer to define you. Melissa taught others how to look pass the fight and focus on loving life, family and the bravado of living life it to the fullest. With bravado you never looking back but always to what the future held in store. I will miss you my friend, Earth’s lost is Heaven’s gain.

Pamela Hester
8 years ago

My Condolences to Roberta and her famiy.

8 years ago


Stephanie Savard
8 years ago

My love goes out to Kimberly, Roberta and Johnny. She has forever filled our hearts with love and our memories with laughter. Hugs and love to you all.

The Bizub Family
8 years ago

Our family was heartbroken when we heard the news of Melissa’s passing. We are so lucky and thankful we met her and got to spend the time we spent with her. She actually changed us, never met a more positive person ever. Thank you for allowing us to meet her. Love Rick, Melissa, Paige and Olivia Bizub

Bill and Patty Marchand
8 years ago

Our hearts are heavy for your loss of your beloved daughter Melissa there are no words to say to ease your pain other she has gone to a place where there is no pain and she is the Angel there as she was here with all of us. We love all of you bill and Patty Marchand

Tracey Gentry & Family
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this rough time and always. May God keep you wrapped in his warm and loving embrace.

Angela Truman
8 years ago

RIP!You will be truly missed. You were a strong woman & never gave up the fight. Love you friend!

Cathy Bush
8 years ago

Roberta and Family:

My thoughts are with you during this time. I know that Melissa made you proud every day and that you loved her beyond reason. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that so many others care about you.

Larry Kight
8 years ago

Roberta and Johnny, it is with great sadness to learn of your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!

Bob & Becky Cano
8 years ago

Roberta, John and Kim I first met you at Holy Trinity your family were there for Saturday mass and were always so nice to see and talk to, Melissa was a fighter whenever I seen her she always had a smile on her face like everything in her life was going good, She never felt sorry for herself and never complained she was a very special person and will be missed by all who knew her. Our prayers are with you all.

Aimee Bader
8 years ago

Sending love and prayers to the entire family. May you find peace in your time of sorrow.

All our love.

The Bader/Marchand Family

Joan earnest
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss…she is a hero to all who knew her.

Kevin O'Connor
8 years ago

So sorry to hear about Melissa She was a beautiful soul and fought so hard to beat cancer. she is now a shining star looking over us. I know her parents and sister are sad but happy she is no longer in pain

Joi,Krystal,Mann Barco
8 years ago

So Very sorry for ur loss . Know that she was well liked,& that her beautiful SMILE will remain in all of our memories.. May God bless u all..Our Sincere Sympathy

Shirley Luddy
8 years ago

sorry for our loss Melissa was a part of my family she will be missed

8 years ago

Sorry to hear of your loss. May the God who gives peace be with all of you. Amen. Romans 15:33 Please visit, click on brochure and select the brochure, Can the dead really live again.

Norman David Soroko
8 years ago

To the entire Wood family: Please accept my deepest condolences in the loss of Melissa. Please know my heart goes out to all of you at this sad time.

Cuz Ralphie
8 years ago

Today, just the mention of Melissa’s name may bring tears to our eyes, but it will never fail to bring music to my ears. May her remembrance soothe our saddened hearts and fill our soul with love.

She will be remembered as a confident, courageous person, a fun-loving family reunion cousin, a loving daughter, and a wonderful sister, and we will always want to hear her name in conversation.

I will remember her in the people I meet and in the beautiful music I hear. I know that whenever I meet someone… I may see her smile, and whenever I hear someone laugh… I may hear her voice. I know for sure that if I have caught a glimpse of her, the Melissa I knew… my heart will leap with joy!

Sherry and John Bowen
8 years ago

We were blessed to get to know Melissa and know her family. We will forever keep her in our hearts. Lovely, courageous and humble are just a few words that come to mind when we think of Melissa and her battle. Anyone who knew her, their soul was positively touched.

Mac & Laura
8 years ago

We will miss you terribly even though we know you are in a better place. We will always remember while you were with us; you gave us love, happiness and so many wonderful memories. May God bless your family in this time of sorrow.

Tommy Allain
8 years ago

Well cuz it’s been such a fun ride getting to know the Virginian Allain’s the last 6 or 7 years we are all better cousins because of youand your family we’ll miss that SMILE which is the longest word in the dictionary because it has your SMILE in it. love you forever and ever


Barstow Family
8 years ago

When we think of Melissa, we think of her infectious smile and love of life. Love, the Barstows

Jeff Walters and family
8 years ago

Wood family, I am so incredibly sad about the loss of your daughter and sister. I know how loving and tight your family is. I am truly sad for all of you and you will all be in my family’s prayers. The Walters