Melissa McKinstry

Melissa McKinstry

Wednesday, September 21st, 1966 - Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Melissa Dean McKinstry, age 52, of Indian Mound, TN, passed peacefully in her sleep, on Monday, February 11, 2019 at her home. She was born September 21, 1966 in Troy, New York, daughter of the late John and Patricia Massey Nealon. Mrs. McKinstry is a U.S. Navy Veteran. She also worked as a nurse and as a licensed real estate agent. She attended the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Clarksville, TN. Melissa was devoted to her family and lived for her husband, children, and two grandsons.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, James McKinstry, brothers, David, Brion, and John Nealon.
Survivors include her sons, Scott Murphy, Indian Mound, TN, Steven Murphy (Amy), Valparisio, IN, brothers, Shawn Nealon, North Carolina, Scott Nealon, Blaik Nealon, and Jamie Nealon, all of New York, sisters, Wendy DiGiovanni, New York, Robin Szanc, Florida, Melody Nealon and Helen Nealon, both of North Carolina, and two grandchildren, Gunner and Hayden Murphy.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Anglin Funeral Home, Dover, Tennessee.
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Jacqueline Ellis

Posted at 08:37am
I would like to wish the family of Melissa Nealon McKinstry my condolences. It is as though I lost a sister. I enjoyed our Friday night phone calls and her messages on my phone I will never delete. Meliss- You told me we had the best guardian angels- Johnny and Father. I hope you're my guardian angel too. I'm hoping you're with Johnny where you wanted to be. May you be in the arms of Jim also. Missing you so much sis. Much love and respect. The memories we share will live forever in my life.


Posted at 08:46am
Please accept my condolences for your loss. I pray that you find comfort in your memories of Melissa and the warmth in God's promises to end this pain you are experiencing. Its comforting to know that God understands our suffering and promises a future where we can be truly happy and be reunited with our loved one (Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29).

Dave McNeil

Posted at 07:29pm
Scott, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was an incredible human and I am so grateful to have met her and Jim both. Thankfully they are both finally at rest and eternally reunited. You are in my sincerest thoughts, brother. Stay strong.

Kim Eddy

Posted at 06:29pm
My deepest sympathies to your family. You were very loved and will be deeply missed 😢


Posted at 04:25pm
My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom and my friend Melissa. My heart is sad but I also know she is with her one true love Jim. My prayers are for her family & loved ones to find comfort. Hugs Bea

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