Mrs. Melissa Dawn Sandlin Stovall, 53, of Winfield, passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. She was born on July 14, 1969, in Moline, Ill., to Louis Scott and Peggy Sexton Sandlin. She was a member of the Musgrove Chapel Methodist Church and a 1987 graduate of Winfield City High School.
She was a cosmetologist and beautician for 32 years and co-owner of Sunset Hair Designs in Winfield from September 1996 until her retirement in December 2018.
She was a loving, caring and generous wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend; she had a heart of pure gold and a smile that would bring joy and love to others.
Mrs. Stovall is survived by her high school sweetheart and the love of her life for 35 years - Alan Stovall; her two children - Hillary (Chad) Smith and Derek (fiancée, Victoria Hankins) Stovall; three grandchildren - Cailyn, Caralee and Colton Smith; sister - Kim (Scott) Aldridge; her mother and father in-law - Roger and Gloria Stovall; sister-in-law - Amy Darty; brother-in-law - Kyle (Angie) Stovall; niece - Harper Darty; nephews - Shane (Sydney) Darty, Will and Ty Aldridge, and Brant Stovall; special aunt and caregiver - Susan Sexton Harris; and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins, church family and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents - Scotty and Peggy; her brother - Rob; a niece - Katelyn Stovall; and grandparents - Robert and Lucille Sexton, Louie Bryce Sandlin and Evelyn Sandlin.
The funeral service for Mrs. Stovall was held on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Winfield City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Northwest Alabama 1315 US Highway 43, Winfield, Ala., 35594, or the charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Stovall.
Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253
Winfield, Ala. 35594
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