Funeral Services for Melody Farmer Stewart, 54, of Orange, will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, Aug. 1, at Alabama Presbyterian Church in Sibley, La. The Rev. Kevin S. Daniel and wife Teresa Dugdale Daniel will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. before the service.

Melody (Susie) was born on January 14, 1961 in Farmerville, La., and passed from this life on Friday, July 24, at her home in Orange, surrounded by her loving family.

Melody grew up in Choudrant, La., where she graduated from Choudrant High School. Melody obtained her college degree from Louisiana Tech University. Melody was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend.

She is preceded in death by her father, Herbert C. Farmer.

Melody is survived by her mother, Mary Sue Davis; her one and only sister, Shelia Farmer Gatlin and husband, Robert Gatlin; children, Jessie Cole Stewart and wife, Alaura Stewart; Chloe Miranda Stewart and Parker Seth Stewart, all of Orange; granddaughter, Emma Jane Stewart; nephews, Ross White and wife Alyssa, Ryan Gatlin and Reese Gatlin, special friend Greg Ferrel and a host of wonderful friends, extended family and loved ones.

Melody was a bright and shining light in the lives of many. She will be greatly missed, but will remain in our hearts forever. Because Melody was a lifelong lover of animals, in lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her honor to North Orange Animal Hospital (Pinehurst Animal Shelter Account). Donations may be mailed to 3758 North 16th St., Orange, TX 77632 or by calling (409) 330-4466.