Melissa “Missy” Middleton of Sylva passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.
Born Nov. 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.
She 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, Madison Rice and Rebecca Davis of Cashiers; two granddaughters, Cooper Dillard, and arriving soon, Rosalynn Rice.
Her family plans to have a private memorial service.