1967 ~ 2017
Date of death: December 1, 2017
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Chenault family. Melinda's earthly temple is now resting in the care of Veasley Funeral Home. Revelations 21:4 says "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall their be anymore pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Melinda Chenault.
Derrick B.Veasley ~ Director
Henry B.Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Melinda Chenault, 50, of Russellville, Arkansas passed away on Friday, Decamber 1, 2017 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. A daughter of Horace Rogers and Francis Franklin, she was born November 5, 1967 in Dardanell, Arkansas. She was a housewife and faithful member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church #1. Melinda enjoyed cooking and everyone enjoyed her cooking. She was very family-oriented and greatly enjoyed spending time especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Melinda was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Carolyn Williams, Ella Gilbert, and Laura Woodard; two brothers, Carliss and Ted Chenault. Melinda leaves to cherish her loving memory, a son, James (Whitney) Chenault; three daughters, Ashanti Chenault, Melisha (Jeffery) Hankins, Victoria Foster; three sisters, Mildred Mpamugo, Nita Faye Potter, Tina (Tarryl) Bradley; four brothers, Charles Chenault, Johnny (Tina) Chenault, Horace Rogers, Jr., Stevie Black; 18 grandchildren, Darius, Jakobe, Kennedy, Iyana, Kenzo, Kenley, Kenzley, Anya, Izabella, Sati, Kali, Tattan, Skyler, Araleyah, Brandon, Xavier, Zamiyah, Akevia; one great-grandson, Jontaye and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 from 6pm-8pm at New Prospect Baptist Church, Russellville, AR. Celebration of life service will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017, 12:00 noon at New Prospect Baptist Church, 321 S. Houston Place, Russellville, AR 72801. Committal service and final resting place will be held at Reed Cemetery, Russellville, AR.