Melissa Ann Redd, 32 years old, beloved mother, sister, and friend to many was called to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 9, 2019. She entered this world on April 8, 1987, born to Lauren and Robert Redd, III, in Baton Rouge, LA. Melissa was a member of Reformation Church, Baker, LA. She loved art in every way. From painting to poetry, she even enjoyed the art of music. She loved her Savior and found great joy in telling her family and friends all that she knew about Jesus. Melissa is survived by her children, Nathen Raborn, Aiden Raborn, and Eli Raborn; twin brother, Thomas Paul Redd; sister, Ashley Redd Mabary and her husband, Joe, Jr.; and her niece and nephew, Travis Redd and Adilynne Mabary. Melissa is preceded in death by her father, Robert Ralph Redd, III; mother, Lauren Yvonne Redd; and brother, Robert Ralph Redd, IV. Pallbearers will be Andrew Robinett, Devin Sanchez, Blaine Lewis, Jean Babineaux, Drake Babineaux, Alec Reed, Roy Calloway, and Coker Sanders. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, LA, on Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 10:00 AM until the funeral service at 12:00 PM, officiated by Reverend Rusty Reed. The graveside service and burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, in Baker, Louisiana. Family and friends may sign our online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com.
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Published in The Advocate from Jun. 11 to Jun. 13, 2019.