Mellissa Lynn Stinnett-Newling passed away in her home on Tuesday, October 8th. A Celebration of Life ceremony was held for family and friends on October 19, in the Dakota Room at River Cities Public Transit.
She was born November 1, 1973 in Stockton, CA to Marilynn Rose and Jerry Stinnett. She married Jeffrey Newling in Pierre, SD on November 1, 1991. Together they had three children; Benjamin, Jonathon, and Kristina (Slater Pauly).
Mellissa was a kind and loving person, she would be the first to lend a hand when someone was in need. She was always willing to open her door and heart to whoever needed it. Her love for people was contagious and she was like a second mom to many.
She is survived by her husband, three children, and numerous family and friends.