Miss Melissa Jane Millwood, age 60, of Brilliant passed away on Monday, April 1, 2024 in Jasper, Alabama. Melissa was born May 1, 1963 in Winfield, Alabama to Curtis and Opal Pennington Millwood. Melissa attended Brilliant Church of Christ. She was a 1981 graduate of Carbon Hill High School and attended Brewer Community College from 1982 until 1984. Melissa was employed in the textile industry for 12 years, a caregiver for 20 years, and most recently as a kitchen aide for the Winfield Senior Center Program. In her spare time Melissa enjoyed shopping, going on trips with her cousin Jan, sewing, crafting, going to church, and playing the part of Pickles the Elf with Mrs. Claus, The Grinch and Santa Jamie during the holidays. She especially loved her fur baby kitty cats Curtis and Opal.

Melissa is survived by cousins, Timmy Dozier (Lisa), Jamie Dozier (Becky), Jan Henslee (Terry), and Hugh Dozier (Debbie), and a host of other family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Melissa was preceded in death by her cousin Sheree Roberts and husband Dexter Roberts.

Funeral services for Melissa will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Hubbertville Church of Christ Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home.

Melissa wished to extend her heartfelt thanks and appreciation to her family and their spouses for taking such good care of her during her sickness. Her best friends: Lori Colley, and Rhonda Marquez for cleaning her home, taking care of her cats, bringing food, and helping in so many ways, the Winfield Community Center for their friendship, love and support, and Southeast Hospice of Jasper and their staff members especially Angela Lacy, her childhood friend, and Sonya, and Brittney for the excellent care and support they gave to her and her family.

Bowen Funeral Home of WInfield, Alabama serving the Millwood family.