Melissa J. Smith, age 49, of Spencer, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 6, 2020, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. She was born in Brazil on January 17, 1970, the daughter of Paul Mitchem & Sandra Sue (Brault) Blacklidge.
Melissa went to Owen Valley High School and received a degree as a paralegal. She worked as a Certified Nurses Aide at Gosport Nursing Home.
She is survived by her mother, Sue Blacklidge of Spencer, two sons, Zackery Smith and Raymond Mercer, both of Spencer, two daughters, Tonya Mercer of Tennessee and Jessica Mercer of Spencer, six grandchildren, Hayden, Jameson, Carma, Eli, Bryce, and Emma, a brother, Dennis Blacklidge of Spencer, and a sister, Paula (Steve) Compton of Florida.
She is preceded in death by her father, and a brother, Mark Blacklidge.
Visitation will be held at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer on Sunday, January 12, 2020, from 2:00 P.M. until the time of service at 5:00 P.M. with Pastor Allan Lewis officiating.
Private burial will be held in Hudson Hill Cemetery.
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