Melissa Jane Jumper
Melissa Jane Jumper
  • December 27, 1950 - November 25, 2017
  • Paris, Texas

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Melissa Jane Jumper, 66, of Paris, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Paris Regional Medical Center.

Memorial services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2nd, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Clark officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Melissa, the daughter of Frank & Mary Jane Guthrie Kennedy, was born Dec. 27, 1950, in Decatur, AL.

She served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged as a Second Messenger.

Melissa owned and operated a day care in her home for many years. She was fortunate to have found a career in which she was able to fulfill her passion for the care of children. A gentle, kind woman, who never met a stranger, Melissa found joy and beauty in all things simple. She had attended Lamar Avenue Church of Christ.

Her parents and a brother, Charles Kennedy, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son, Ronnie Jumper & wife Sharmin of Allen, a grandson, Ryan Jumper of Allen along with a number of nieces & nephews and a host of friends.

To give a memorial gift in memory of Melissa, please go to the "Go Fund Me" site and search for the Melissa Jumper fund.