Melinda S. Hazelwood

February 8, 1968 - September 28, 2022
Melinda S. Hazelwood

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Before you see it on Facebook -as she would often say- Mrs. Melinda Snider Hazelwood, 54, passed away at her home Wednesday, September 28.

A celebration of life service is being held on Saturday, October 1, at 2:00pm, at Bath Harbor Marina.

She was born to David Snider and the late Sharon Patricia Snider in Mercer County, West Virginia on February 8. 1968, in the town of Bluefield.

Along with her father, Melinda is survived by her husband: Kevin Hazelwood; two daughters: Nicky McCutcheon and husband Kevin of Pinetown, NC, Amanda Stewart and husband Caleb of Cary, NC; two grandsons: Maddox Stewart and Camden McCutcheon, three granddaughters: Mackenzie McCutcheon, Olivia and Hazel Stewart.

Melinda was born and raised in West Virginia, but she had a fine time bouncing around the east coast, at times living in Virginia Beach and Pittsburg before heading south and settling in Bath, NC.

Though she settled in the south she would not hesitate to head back to West Virginia, especially under the promise of getting a taste of strawberry pie from Shoney’s. She loved road trips, and eating, so, many of her road trips involved a quest for some new dish or for some exciting new sampling from the hottest up-and-coming chef.

She loved her farm. And goats. She would burn three tanks of gas at the prospect of a free goat. And if she couldn’t get an animal for free she would go to auctions and try to win them.

She was a warm, bright spirit overflowing with humor and joy and that same thing spilled over into the lives of her children and grandkids. She would read obituaries daily just to “make sure she wasn’t in them”. She also listened to her police scanner religiously, which sometimes led her back to the obituaries anyway.

She loved her family and her animals, and they will in turn miss her greatly. She always put them before herself.

Melinda’s untimely and unexpected passing has left the family with many emotional and financial hurdles. Any donation would help and can be made by CLICKING HERE

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is proud to assist the Hazelwood family.

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  • October 19, 2022
    Phyllis K says:
    I have fond memories from childhood, of Melinda in Kegley. She was so exuberant, joyful, and funny. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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  • October 02, 2022
    Fralick Mike says:
    So sorry for you guys, Melinda was a wonderful Cuz and friend

  • October 02, 2022
    Heather says:
    Kevin, Amanda and Nicki, Sending my deep condolences. Fondly thinking of Easter memories at Granny Snider's hanging out with cousins. You will be missed Melinda! Sending prayers and hugs to all of the family!

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    Mary Ragland says:
    So sorry for your loss. There was only one Melinda. Keeping your family in my prayers.

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  • September 30, 2022
    Faye Rose says:
    Nikki and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I thought the world of your mama and will always remember her. Praying for our Heavenly Father to bring you peace. Faye Rose

  • September 30, 2022
    Palma Sizemore says:
    I only knew Melinda a very short few years..didn't know she was kin to me until she sent me a message telling me that I could use her property on Beckley Road to put a sign when I ran for magistrate.. I met her twice and I will miss seeing her post on fb. Rest in Peace my friend and I pray for strength and peace for her family 🙏

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    Karen Owen says:
    I thank God for you being in our family! I will miss your smile, joy and hugs! I remember roaming the hills of Kegley WV with you have fun as cousins do and going to church together. Prayers, love and hugs to the family. See you again Melinda

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