Melissa Agnes (McLendon) KatesMarch 30, 1969 ~ May 17, 2017 (age 48)
Melissa Agnes McLendon Kates, 48, of Albany passed away on May 17, 2017 at Pruitt Health-Palmyra. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Harvey Funeral Chapel in Dawson. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Melissa was born in Dawson on March 30, 1969. She was preceded in death by her father, Wylie McLendon, Jr. Survivors include her husband, Brent Kates; her mother, Ann McLendon; daughters, Leslie Burkett and Megan Reynolds; sister, Amelia Lanier; brother, Wylie McLendon, III; and grandchildren, Gideon Burkett and Levi Burkett.
Memorials may be made to Hope Mommies, 1517 S. Irving Pl., Kennewick, WA 99338 (https://hopemommies.org); Alpha Baptist Church, 182 Academy Avenue, Leesburg, GA 31763 or to Green Pastures Fellowship, c/o Leslie Burkett, 133 Brooksville Road, Dawson, GA 39842.