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Melissa Linn Caskey, age 44,

Melissa Linn Caskey, age 44, of Jacksonville, passed away on December 12, 2019.  She was born in Huntington, West Virginia on March 21, 1975.  As a United States Air Force veteran, she served during Operation Enduring Freedom.  Melissa was preceded in death by her grandfather, Henry Wilkes and her mother, Patricia Wilkes Christie. 

Melissa is survived by her father, Tom Wilson (Debbie); first husband, Jeffery Caskey; daughters, Cailyn and Callie Caskey; brother, Stephen Wilson and his wife, Lori; aunt, Terry Stivers; nephew, Henry Wilson;  grandmother, Clara Wilkes, and many friends.  She had a passion for people, animals, and the beach.

Memorial Service will be held Thursday, December 19, 6:00 pm at Victory Baptist Church, 10000 Brockington, Sherwood. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor to the Jacksonville Animal Shelter.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, 501-982-3400.  


  • Wanda Hean Haggard Posted December 13, 2019 7:30 PM

    I’m so sorry. May the family get peace and understanding.

  • Tiffany Martinez Posted December 13, 2019 9:34 PM

    Sister you will be greatly missed. I’m at a loss of words. Callie and Cailyn you are two very special girls and your mom loved you so much. She is still with you forever in your heart. With love. Tiffany

  • Ro Posted December 13, 2019 9:48 PM

    My sweet friend… You were such a light in this life. You shone bright enough for all of us… and had one of the biggest hearts I have ever known. Our loss, is heavens gain. Fly high with your wings angel… knowing we will all be here to watch over your girls… until we meet again ♥️

  • Machelle Clark Posted December 13, 2019 10:28 PM

    With great sympathy,

  • Stacy bishop Posted December 13, 2019 11:32 PM

    Rshe was a beautiful person and will be greatly missed!

  • Sonya Killebrew Posted December 14, 2019 11:44 AM

    Sending my love to the girls and the family. I’m so sorry for your loss she was a sweet friend. Mrs Killebrew.

  • Rowena Ryan-Schultz Posted December 15, 2019 12:35 AM

    The world has lost a truly beautiful heart and soul… You are so missed already sweet lady… I still can’t believe you’re gone. I will never forget you and will always be here for your two beautiful daughters. Fly high babe… until we meet again xxx

  • Donna Scribner Posted December 15, 2019 4:03 PM

    The world will be sadder with Melissa gone. I will miss seeing her at Kum & Go every Wednesday after school while her girls and my grandkids were getting after school snacks. RIL Melussa until we meet again on the other side.

  • Machele johnson Posted December 17, 2019 1:01 PM

    Oh my sweet friend. Much peace and love to your family

  • Country Posted December 19, 2019 7:16 AM

    Missy, I haven’t seen you since collage but I still kept in touch once in a while.. I will miss you greatly. I wish your family well in dealing with their loss.

  • Kelley Perry Posted March 30, 2020 2:17 PM

    Oh Melissa,
    Brian & I just found out. We are heartbroken. We will miss you, however we are eternally thankful for introducing us. If if wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t of met the love of my life. Those girls know how much you adored & loved them. Until we meet again.

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