Melissa “Missy” Middleton of Sylva, North Carolina, passed away January 18, 2019.
Born November 22, 1969, she was the daughter of Linda Jo Fortner and the late Berlin Cecil Middleton. She enjoyed horses, riding motorcycles, loved taking trips to Montana, listening to music, being in the woods and helping everyone in need.
Missy was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mindora and Arthur Fortner, and Alda and Cecil Middleton.
She is survived by her two sons, Matthew Dillard and wife Ashley of Cashiers, NC and Madison Rice and Rebecca Davis of Cashiers, NC and two granddaughters, Cooper Dillard and arriving soon Rosalynn Rice.
Missy’s family plans to hold a private memorial service.