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Melissa Pugh Law, 52, a resident of the Whatley community, traded time for eternity on Saturday, April 30, 2022, while at Providence Hospital in Mobile.

Melissa was born on Dec. 19, 1969 to Voncile Pugh and Curtis Hicks Sr. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Whatley. Her pride and joy was her granddaughter, whom she loved and cared about dearly. She also enjoyed cooking, grilling and loved going fishing, as well as helping anybody she could. She was known for cutting grass and was a jack of all trades.

Left to cherish her memories are her loving daughters, Melicha Law of Jackson and Charity Law of Whatley; two grandchildren, I’yana Dean and Chanze Moody; one brother, Curtis Hicks Jr. of Whatley; three aunts, Pearl Rankins and Marion (Elbert) James, both of Whatley, and Mamie Pugh of Gainestown; two greataunts; uncle, Larry (Bessie) Pugh of Whatley; and many devoted loved ones friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Kelvin Pugh; sister, Valerie Pugh; aunts, Arlene, Ora, Dee, Bonnie Jean and Elise; and uncles, James Alvin, Jimmie Lee, Herman Miller, Willie Lee, Johnny and Tommie Earl Pugh.

Public viewing will be Friday, May 6 from 6 until 7 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Funeral Home. A graveside service will be Saturday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Whatley.

Condolences may be left for the family at

Jackson Memorial Funeral Home will direct.




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