Beloved wife, mother, daughter, and sister, Melinda Marie Tackett age 44 of Riverside, OH peacefully passed away at Grandview Hospital, Dayton, OH on September 18, 2021.
She was the oldest of six children born to Regan and Lois (Mueller) Brant at Seymour Johnson AFB, NC. She graduated from Simon Sanchez High School, Guam in 1994, and graduated from Ricks College, ID in 1996. She married Billy Tackett in 2000 and had been happily married for 20 years. They raised two wonderful sons together: Jacob Tackett (19) and Nathan Tackett (17). She was deeply loved by her family and all who knew her.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she held various volunteer positions including President of the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary organizations. She was kind and generous in helping those in need. She enjoyed baking, crafts, and traveling with her family, especially to Gatlinburg, TN.
Melinda was a devoted mother and worked very hard to make her children’s lives special. The last 15 years she worked as a customer service representative for LBrands. She showered everyone with gifts and will be remembered for her kindness, compassion, contagious laugh, and beautiful smile. We will miss her but are comforted to know she is with God.
In addition to her husband, children, and parents she is survived by her siblings Regan Brant Jr. and wife Jessica Huber Heights, OH, Timothy Brant and Alexia Croley Miamisburg, OH, Heather Clemons and husband Ray Riverside, OH, Sarah Mann and husband Jeff Riverside, OH, and Amanda Ford and husband Ethan Milford, OH. In-laws Johnny Tackett and wife Cindy Riverside, OH, Chad Tackett and wife Yolanda Riverside, OH, Heather Crum and husband Justin Huber Heights, OH, and Keith Tackett and wife Sam Huber Heights, OH. Melinda adored her family including her numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family will receive guests from 5-7pm on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Morris Sons Funeral Home, 1771 E Dorothy Lane, Kettering, OH 45429 or on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3072 Shakertown Rd. Beavercreek, OH 45434, where a viewing will be held at 10 am and a funeral service will follow at 11 am. Burial to follow at Valley View Cemetery, Xenia, OH. Condolences may be sent to morris-sons.com.
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