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Melissa Ellen Crowder, 39

Melissa Ellen Crowder, 39, of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017. She was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas on January 11, 1978 to Elbert and Marlys Crowder.

Melissa is preceded in death by her mother, Marlys Crowder; her grandparents Gladys and Elbert Crowder Sr. and Hazel and Roland Jensen.

She is survived by her father, Elbert Crowder Jr., one daughter Madison Layne Skinner; three brothers, Mike Crowder, Chris Crowder (Sherri), and Lynn Crowder (Keli), and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. 

Melissa was a great mother, daughter, sister and friend.  She loved spending time with her family and was so proud of her beautiful daughter. 

Funeral services will be held in the Chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, on Saturday, June 3 at 11 A.M. with visitation starting at 10 A.M.  Interment will follow at Kilgore Cemetery in Springfield, Arkansas. 


  • Antoinette grappe Posted June 1, 2017 3:44 PM

    Rip u will be missed

  • Sharon Rogers’ Posted June 1, 2017 4:16 PM

    I had Madison in my Pre- k class. I got to know Melissa during that time. My heart is heavy for the loss of Madison’s mom. My deepest sympathy to Melissa’s family.

  • Ronneeley Posted June 1, 2017 5:36 PM

    She is my sister and I miss her so so much she love everyone I will miss her so mush

  • Carolyn Rydel Posted June 1, 2017 6:21 PM

    I knew Melissa as we were always talking to each other while we waited for the kids to get out of school. She was such a sweet person. Madison and my granddaughter were close friends. She will surely be missed. My prayers go out to Madison. I know how much she loved her mom. She is so young the grief and days ahead will no doubt be overwhelming for her. But her mom will always be with her in spirit. And will , with the angels in heaven watch over her.

  • Angela Inmon Dodge Posted June 1, 2017 8:43 PM

    Melissa will be missed tremendously! Prayers to her family and friends and especially her precious daughter! The days ahead will be extremely difficult for everyone that knew her as well as her family. Prayers to all!

  • Beverly Turner Posted June 2, 2017 9:41 AM

    Sweet girl, rest in your new pain free body. You will be greatly missed. You were so courageous. Maddie, your mom loved you above all-with all her heart. You! were her strength. Love you. Beverly(LRCC)

  • Leslie Harris Posted June 2, 2017 9:46 AM

    Melissa will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was a strong independent woman and I admired that about her always. Lots of prayers for her family at this time of loss. Rest in Peace my friend.

  • Debbie Papp Posted June 2, 2017 2:50 PM

    I knew Melissa from when Madison was in elementary school. My heart goes out to Madison and all of her family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Mother’s never are gone…they remain in your heart and thoughts forever.

  • Laura White Posted June 2, 2017 6:42 PM

    So sorry that she passed and left such a darling girl. She loved talking about her. I am blessed to have spoken to her for the last time two weeks ago. I loved working with her. This world has lost an unique lady.

  • Duna Dallas Posted June 2, 2017 9:32 PM

    Working with her was a joy and we had a blast. Love you Melissa. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Cyndi Mobbs Posted June 3, 2017 9:12 AM

    I wanted to say how very sorry I am to hear this……..Prayers to all her family and friends, and especially Madison. God bless you all……….

  • Beverly Turner Posted June 3, 2017 9:59 AM

    I miss you. Rest in peace in your new body, sweet girl. You were a beautiful person inside & out and a gift to all who knew you. Maddie, you were your mom’s strength. She loved you with all her heart. There is no doubt that you will make her proud. You are a beautiful young woman with much to give. You are your mother’s daughter in so many ways. God bless you always. Beverly

  • John Mato Posted June 3, 2017 1:28 PM

    Such a great service. The pain is finally gone, you are at peace now. Madison is a mirror image of you, such a beautiful young lady. She will be okay. Rest in peace sweet girl.

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