Melissa Rexroat-Craigmiles, age 56, of Columbia

Melissa Rexroat-Craigmiles, of Columbia, passed suddenly from this life Friday, October 20, 2023, at her home.  She was 56 years of age.

Melissa was born February 26, 1967, in Louisville, daughter of the late Oris and Gladys Foley Rexroat.  She had a beautiful soul and was a most special lady who touched the lives of everyone who knew her.  Melissa was a family historian and genealogist and was a large contributor to the popular website.  She loved flowers and butterflies and was a collector of miniature figurines.  Melissa was filled with the Holy Spirit and was A Warrior for Christ.

She is survived by her loving husband of 17 years, James; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

Along with her parents, Melissa is preceded in death by her brother, Gary Gene Rexroat; her grandparents; and several uncles and aunts.

Funeral services are 1:00 p.m., CST, Thursday, November 2, 2023, at Bernard Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Rhodes officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation will be held after 12:00 noon, Thursday, until time of services.

Arrangements for Melissa Rexroat-Craigmiles have been entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at