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Head, Melinda L.

August 10, 1961 –
 February 20, 2015


Melinda Lemley Head of Princeton, Texas, passed away on February 20th 2015. Melinda was born on August 10th 1961 to Clarence Porter Lemley and Joyce Mahar Lemley in Dallas, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband, Butch Head. Melinda is survived by her step-mother, Anita Lemley, sister and her husband, Nancy Walkup and Mark Walkup, step-sister and her husband, Chris Ellis and Gene Ellis, step-brother and wife, Mike and Donna Clement, stepchildren, Robbie Head, Dale Head, Brenda Taylor, Barbara Macalik, David Head and Julie Fifield, one nephew, Michael John Clement, and two nieces, Deeanna and Christy Sample as well as several close friends.


A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, February 27th 2015 at Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch, Texas. 


Only God Knows Why

God saw the road was getting rough,
The hills were hard to climb;
He gently closed those loving eyes, 
And whispered, “peace by thine.”
The wear hours, the days of pain,
The sleepless nights are passed;
The ever patient worn-out frame
Has found sweet rest at last.
God saw that she was getting weary,
So He did what He knew best,
He came and stood beside her,
And whispered, “Come and rest.”
She bade no one a last farewell,
Not even a good-bye
She was gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why.
Sleep on, and take your rest, 
We love you, but God loved you best.


Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252


    Paige Master
    26 Feb 2015

    I’m sure going to miss our sweet Melinda. We had known each other for 46 years , since 1st grade. She recently told me I became her friend because she had a horse, that wasn’t true. She was the sweetest, funniest, kindest friend anyone could have! I’m truly going to miss her.
    Much love, Paige

    Karoll A (Tipton) Samples
    26 Feb 2015

    We were friends for almost 20 years
    Funny person to be with and I loved her very much,I will miss her daily messages, Melinda I will never forget you, Friends always Karoll

    Mary Beth Keenan Konovalski
    14 Apr 2015

    I miss and love you so much. ! It’s been 7 long weeks. I know you are happier! Wish I could have changed a few things for you. I tried and you know that 🙂 thanks for being my best friend . MaryBeth

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