Melanie Spivey Sawyer

Melanie Spivey Sawyer

Suffolk, VA
10.01.1964 - 04.02.2017
Norfolk VA

Melanie Spivey Sawyer, 52, passed away on April 2, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband David Edward Sawyer, III and her parents Thelma Marie and James B. Spivey, Sr.

Born in Norfolk, she was formerly of Wildwood, MO where she lived with the love of her life, David, until he passed in May of 2016. Upon his death, she returned to Suffolk to be surrounded by family. She was a former member of Living Word United Methodist Church in Wildwood, MO. She was a devoted wife, and a converted Tar Heel fan, but an ECU fan at heart.

Left to cherish her memory is her brother, James B. Spivey, Jr. and wife Cherie; sister Susan Boyce and husband Ronald; father and mother-in-law Joyce and David E. Sawyer, Jr.; two sisters-in-law, Angie Sherrill and husband Bobby, Donna Ritter and husband Jack; and nieces and nephews, Steven Spivey, MD, Mallori Boyce, Cameron Sherrill, MD, Ashley Ritter, and Brittany Hill.

A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington Street, Suffolk, VA, 23434 by the Rev. Michael D. Halley. Burial will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 7 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Humane Society of Missouri, 1201 Macklind Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110. Condolences may be registered at 

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R.W. Baker & Co.
509 W. Washington St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

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R.W. Baker & Co.
509 W. Washington St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


Humane Society of Missouri
1201 Macklind Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
United States


Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens
4569 Shoulders Hill Road
Suffolk, VA 23435
United States


Dear Family,
On behalf of the City Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you our sincerest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams

Susan, my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Katy Reynolds

I would like to offer condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Melanie Spivey Sawyer , when we lose our loved ones to death , dealing with the grief , and feelings of helplessness can be overwhelming , that's why we need to turn to the God of all comfort ......
(Psalms 83:18) ... ( Revelation 21:4 ) READS : "And he will wipe out every tear from their
eyes ,and death will be no more , neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore .
The former things have passed away. " All the things that causes pain and suffering including death , will be eradicated forever.

Cee David

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