Nov. 29, 1948- Aug. 1, 2020

Funeral services for Mrs. Melissa Fredericks will be Friday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. at Clear Lake Cemetery in Goldonna.  The family will receive friends from 9-9:30 a.m. at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home prior to services.

Mrs. Melissa Fredericks was born Nov. 29, 1948, in Natchitoches and passed away Aug. 1, 2020.  She was 71 years old.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Fredericks Jr.; a daughter, Anna Laura Fredericks; her parents, Ernest and Bernadean Brown; and two brothers, Alfred “Ernie” Brown and Marvin Lee Brown.

She is survived by her daughter, Tina Fredericks of Natchitoches; son, Dale Fredericks of Natchitoches; adopted son, Rickey Trichel; and adopted daughter, Regina Hinds, both of Natchitoches; adopted granddaughter, Heather Hinds; and one brother, Arthur Roy Brown and wife Joy, of Goldonna. She had many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be David Carter, Thomas Norman, Dennis “Beaux” Gourdon, Chris “Country” Keith, Heath Carter, Josh Phillips, Floyd Phillips and Michael Gourdon.

Honorary pallbearer will be Heather Carter.

She never met a stranger and loved to talk.