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Melissa A. Claxton April 19, 1965 - November 13, 2021

Melissa Claxton passed away in the early hours of Saturday November 13th at St Elizabeth Hospital, Edgewood KY. Melissa was born on April 19, 1965 at General Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Melissa was a beloved daughter to Floyd and Margie Claxton. Sister to Regina (Mike) Hehman, Floyd (Jr.), Troy and Yolanda Claxton. Aunt to Jill Murray (Hehman), Jason Hehman, Katie Schmidt (Claxton), Christopher Claxton, Kyle Claxton, and Sydney Stanfield; Great Aunt to Brantley Hehman, Harper & Alexis Murray, Bradleigh & Navey Hagan, Elijah Claxton and Izayah Schmidt.  A current resident of Taylor Mill, Melissa grew up in Dayton and Bellevue, KY area. She was a proud graduate of Dayton High School. Most everyone knew her growing up. She was a very memorable character. She loved walking around or sitting on the porch talking to people. She wasn’t shy about just staring up a conversation, whether she knew you or not. Melissa enjoyed playing Bingo, but loved to shop.  Especially for shoes, socks and purses. Betty Boop was her favorite. If she saw something with Betty Boop, she had to have it. She was also an animal lover. She has always had a dog, Dachshunds mostly, but she has had fish of all types, and most recently birds. Services: Visitation Thursday November 18, 2021 5:00-7:00, Fares J Radel Funeral Home, 822 York Street, Newport KY 41071.  Burial:Private Ceremony Friday November 19th Alexandria Cemetery

Visitation Thursday November 18, 2021 5:00-7:00, Fares J Radel Funeral Home, 822 York Street, Newport KY 41071.  Burial:Private Ceremony Friday November 19th Alexandria Cemetery


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    Margaret Blanchet says

    Omg. 😔.. This got me in shock right now. My prayers to the family. 🙏.. So sorry to hear this. My heart breaks. She knew everyone..She was loved by many. And my heart goes out to you my dear friend and more..Love you. 😭😭😭😭..🙏…💔

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    Steven brown says

    Melissa was a good girl with a great heart she will be missed

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    Linda Douglas says

    Melissa my long old time friend. We hung out everyday on my porch on the avenue. Hollering at the men passing by in there car. From dusk til dawn. Got us in trouble few times lol. Loved walking around , going to game rooms, football games, helped me babysit my sister. I’d go up your house you’d take a bath n want me to talk to you while you bathing lol, I ate dinner with you n family many times. We was together everyday honey. Rest in peace Melissa.

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    Rachel Gorman says

    Sorry for your loss

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    Mike Kay Hayes says

    She will be missed. Such a nice friendly girl with a great family. We loved living next door to them.

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    Christina Dehnert says

    I was just thinking about her few days ago. Said wonder where she is? Not seen her in some time. She was so welcoming to me when first meet her threw another friend I made here in KY. I moved her from an other state. Always helpful, would take time out of her day whether she was with friends or family. To stop an help me out. She even help with kids. I’ll never for get her.an family great people!!! My heart goes out to the claxton family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So truly sorry for your loss. She will be missed.❤️🙏

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    Deanna Dean Woolridge says

    I am so sorry Floyd and Gina for the loss of Melissa she was one of my best friends from Lincoln school and I grew up with her in Dayton Ky I will keep you all in my prayers RIP Melissa you will be missed

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    Shirley Trice says

    To Melissa’s family and I am truly sorry to hear about her passing. I was a cashier at Bellevue Goodwill and she and her mom & dad would always come in to shop or just look around. I called her Betty Boop cause she cared a purse and it just fit her. I would like to send my prayers and love to her family and friends. Betty Boop rest easy my friend. Again this was hard to swallow when I heard this. You truly earned your wings and your place in Heaven.

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    John Siegrist says

    Condolences to the family . I still remember the first time I met her. She was not shy by any means . 🙏🏻

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    Savannah cioffi says

    She was a very kind soul and a very nice person to talk to she will be missed by many I known her every since high school she used to live down the street from my friends house in Bellevue

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