Funeral services for Melody Rose Laird Mitchell of Union, Mo., was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry, Mo. Rev. Doug Roam, pastor of Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Elsberry, officiated with burial in the Elsberry City Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Dennis Parsons, Matthew Parsons, Codey Parsons, Mark Williams, Bob Owens, Matt Eye, James Thompson, Dustin Tolke and Denny Sanders, Jr.
Ms. Mitchell, 40, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo. She was born Dec. 3, 1966, in Iowa City, Iowa. She was the daughter of Cecil Harry and Dolores Katherine Naber Laird, Sr.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Carolyn Sue Laird.
Survivors include three sons, Dennis Ray Parsons, Matthew Houston Lee Parsons and Codey Allen Parsons, all of Union; a special friend, William Hoeft of Union; three brothers, Cecil Laird, Jr. of O'Fallon, Mo., David Laird of St. Charles, Mo., and John Laird and his wife, Shelia, of Union; a sister, Norma DeBoard, and her husband, Michael, of Jonesboro.
Memorials may be made to the family of Melody Rose Laird Mitchell in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South Fifth Street, Elsberry, Mo. 63343.
Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.