Melissa Carol Wolford

January 10, 1981 ~ November 1, 2023 (age 42) 42 Years Old

Melissa Wolford Obituary

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Melissa Carol Wolford 42, of Phelps, KY.

She was born in South Williamson, KY on January 10th, 1981.  A cherished daughter of Anita Wolford and the late Frankie Prater.  In addition to her dad, she was also preceded by her paternal grandparents, Rosie & Ernest Prater, maternal grandfather, Ernest Stump, two aunts, Wilma Sue Dotson, and Darlene Prater, one uncle, Ernest Prater Jr. 

Melissa was a graduate of the 1999 class at Phelps High School.  She was of the Pentecostal faith and was known to always say, “God first.”  Melissa was always helping anyone in need.  That’s where she found her joy.  She enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors, and shopping.  Melissa was full of life, and she will be missed by everyone who adored her.

In addition to her mother, Anita Wolford and her companion Ersel “Har” Wolford of Phelps, KY, Melissa is also survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Jonathan “Jay” Wolford of Phelps, KY; one brother, Eric (Jerrkia) Blankenship of Elizabethtown, KY; maternal grandmother, Rosalee Stump of Phelps, KY; aunts, Rose Marie Hall, Rebecca (Gary) Smith, and Yvonne Casey all of Phelps, KY, Deloris Perry of Wayne, WV; uncle, Larry Boone Prater of Morehead, KY; father & mother in-law, Terry and Mary Hatfield; sister-in-law, Ashley; three nieces that she treasured, Jordan, Gracie, and Autumn Blankenship; and her fur babies that she loved as her children, Hope and Foxy.  Melissa also is survived by a host of cousins and extended family. 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, December 28th, 2023, at the Jones & West Funeral Home in Phelps, KY with pastor, Mike McGlothlin officiating. 

Interment will conclude at Buddy Mounts Cemetery in Majestic, KY. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, Kentucky.  Our guestbook may be viewed at   

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Funeral Service
December 28, 2023

1:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553


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