Melissa Jean Heinrich of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Waldron, Arkansas. Melissa was born December 17, 1979 in Salina, Kansas to Kathleen Marie Heinrich. She was 40 years old.
Melissa had a big heart and pink was her favorite color. She enjoyed helping others and would give anyone the shirt off her back. Melissa was talented when it came to drawing and creating art as well as writing poems.She loved spending time with her best friend Chrissa Shores and her adopted mom Minday Doster, but nothing gave her greater joy than spending time with her family and taking selfies with them, especially the loves of her life, her 3 children. She looked forward to hanging out with Chelsey, watching Tara play basketball and watching Tristan perform in the band. Melissa was always willing and ready to help take care of her mom and grandma. She had love for many things but her family was first and foremost the most treasured.
Melissa leaves behind to cherish her memory, three children: Chelsey Edwards of Saratoga, Wyoming, Tristan Cairns of Waldron, Arkansas and Tara Hood of Story, Arkansas. Melissa is also survived by her mother and step father, Kathy and George Cairns, father, richard Powell of Crawfordsville, Indianana, one brother Richie Powell, three step brothers: Toney Cairns, Donald Cairns, both of Waldron, Arkansas, Chris Cairns of Sprindale, Arkansas and one step sister, Heather Cairns of Waldron, Arkansas and grandma, Glenda Manning and Papa Charlie Himes of Waldron, Arkansas. Melissa will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Melissa was preceded in death by one brother, Alex Powell and grandbaby Edwards.
A memorial life celebration will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.