Melissa "Missy Bug" Gail Gaines Haines was born on October 17, 1968 in Dexter, Missouri. She was the daughter of the late Melvin Earl Gaines and the late Barbara Sue Stanley Gaines and passed on Sunday, September 23, 2018 in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 49 years 11 months and 6 days.
Melissa "Missy Bug" Gail Gaines Haines lived in Malden, Bernie and Dexter most of her life. She was a daughter, wife, sister, mother, nana, aunt and friend.
Survivors are her husband of 21+ years, love of her life and best friend: Christopher Michael Haines Sr. of Dexter. Three daughters, Ashley & Morgan Hancock of Hampton, Virginia, Patricia Haines of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Arielle & Thomas Swift III of Dubuque, Iowa; three sons, Christopher, Jr. & Laura Haines of Albert Lea, Minnesota, Michael & Lauren Haines of Fenton, Missouri, John & Meredith Haines of Birmingham, Alabama; one sister, Kimberly Wichern of Nashville, Tennessee. She was nana to: eleven grandchildren, Ethan Hancock, Eric Hancock, Thomas Swift IV, Masen Haines, Lillian McCool, Katelynn Haines, Liam Tenney, Melissa Tenney, Nathaniel Haines, Ava Swift and Elijah Swift. One son Jordan Lee Haines preceded her in death.
Visitation will be Friday, September 28, 2018, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Funeral services will be Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Bro. Steve Fitzpatrick of Bernie, Missouri officiating.
Interment will follow in the Sadler Chapel Cemetery near Dexter, with Watkins & Sons Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.
Family request High Heel Shoes to be sent instead of flowers. They will be donated to the Stoddard County Gospel Mission after the service.
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