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Melissa Higgs Dorminey

Graveside service for Ms. Melissa Higgs Dorminey, age 52, of Raleigh, NC will be conducted at 2 PM on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Wright’s Cemetery with Bro. Joe Wayne McGee officiating.

Melissa was born on September 29, 1967 in Clarksville, TN to Norma Thornton Higgs and the late Jimmy Wade Higgs. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and master’s from the University of Florida and later worked in accounting. Melissa loved all animals and especially horses. Ms. Dorminey passed away on October 10, 2019 in Raleigh, NC.

Survivors include her children, Mikhala and Robert Wade Dorminey of Raleigh, NC; mother, Norma Thornton Higgs of Fayetteville, TN; brother, Alan Wade (Teresa) Higgs of Fayetteville, TN; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her infant brother, Jimmy Wade Higgs, Jr; maternal grandparents, James and Thelma Thornton; and paternal grandparents, Jimmy and Sybil Higgs.

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#1 Comment By Wanda and Bob Williams On October 16, 2019 @ 5:16 pm

Norma, Alan and family, We are so sorry for your great loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort. Missy was such a pretty and sweet young lady when we knew her growing up and in 4-H. She had a great sense of humor too. We have been fortunate to know her. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams

#2 Comment By Pam Gray On October 16, 2019 @ 7:59 pm

So sorry for your loss.
Prayers for you and your family.
Pam Beverly-Gray

#3 Comment By Anita Johnson On October 16, 2019 @ 10:32 pm

Norma, I am saddened to learn of Missy’s passing. I remember her as a pretty, sweet fun living young girl. My prayers are with you and her loved ones.

#4 Comment By Rebecca Gallant On October 17, 2019 @ 12:45 am

Norma, so very sad to ready this news about Missy. All of my memories when she was little are so sweet. Thinking of you and of her family.

#5 Comment By Laura Clark On October 17, 2019 @ 2:48 am

Norma, I am so sorry to read of Missy’s passing. I have so many fond memories of times spent together growing up! My first run-in with an electric fence was with Missy! She was such a good friend to me! I’ll be praying for comfort for all of you!

#6 Comment By Wanda Preston On October 17, 2019 @ 5:28 am

Norma, I cannot imagine how broken hearted you are. I am so sorry to learn about Missy’s passing. I know you were so proud of her. Sending much love to you and yours

#7 Comment By John & Marilyn Haendel On October 17, 2019 @ 2:19 pm

Norma, we can only imagine what mischief Chris and Missy are going to get up to now!! Our prayers are with you and the family

#8 Comment By Tommy Williams On October 17, 2019 @ 3:10 pm

Mrs Norma, Allan, and all. Know you are all in my prayers, and as always we are as close as the phone.

#9 Comment By Cathy Pitts On October 18, 2019 @ 2:58 pm

So very sorry to see this. I remember the sweet little girl who was upset that her 7-11 boyfriend was marrying me. Prayers for you all.

#10 Comment By Susan Arrick On October 18, 2019 @ 8:38 pm

Dear sweet Norma,
My heart goes out to you. I did not know about Missy until today. Such a sweet beautiful daughter. I know how proud of her you were. You have my most heartfelt sympathy and prayers. Hope to see you soon. Love , Susan

#11 Comment By Amanda Hill Harper On October 19, 2019 @ 3:32 am

I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray that you have many beautiful memories to recall and find comfort in. God bless you!

#12 Comment By Kim (Horton) McWhirter On November 5, 2019 @ 9:03 pm

I was so saddened to hear of Missy’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.