Margaret Melissa “Missie” Sexton, age 57, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2022 at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Va.
Missie was all heart – she loved being a mom to her boys, a daddy’s girl, and although she and Doug were married 32 years, she did love Doug – he wasn’t in the Top 5, but he remained in the Top 10 – most of the time; she loved her family and friends dearly. If you knew Missie, you would laughingly know she lived on Missie time. She loved her flowers, gardening, being a part of her book club, and photography. Missie loved to travel and started at an early age of 12 by loading up her dad’s van with 9 friends and taking a trip to the Dip Dog. Her life was full of fun and love; her heart was generous and giving. Missie made a mark in this crazy world in many lives, and will be missed by so many.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Elmer and Rose Lee Shores; paternal grandparents, Paul D. and Ruth Taylor; many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends; and all her pets she loved and cared for.
Missie is survived by her husband, Doug Sexton; sons, Dillion Taylor Sexton and girlfriend, Carissa Waller and Gunner Wade Sexton; parents, James and Shelby Taylor, all of Chilhowie, Va.; brother, Christopher Aaron Taylor and wife, Shannon of Abingdon, Va.; mother-in-law, Peggy Sexton and husband, Allen Cornett of Sugar Grove, Va.; father-in-law, Edward Ray Sexton; brother-in-law, Shane Sexton; nephew, Gavin Taylor; nieces, Kiana Sexton, Jenna Sexton and Ashlin Taylor; the special friends who know who you are.
The family will receive friends Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 7 p.m. with Pastor Avery Sheets and Pastor Tom Crise officiating. Burial will be private.
Flowers are appreciated or donations in Missie’s honor may be made to NETRF (Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation) 31 St. James Avenue, Suite 365, Boston, MA 02116 or online at https://netrf.org/get-involved/give-now/
To share memories of Margaret Melissa “Missie” Sexton, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Missie’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.