Obituary for Melissa Pritchard Lee

lee melissa pritchardMelissa Pritchard Lee, age 47, of Wytheville, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Melissa was born October 20, 1975, the daughter of the late Jon Anthony Pritchard. She was the preceded in death by her grandparents, Mason William & Betsy Ross Rice, James & Dorothy Pritchard.

Melissa is survived by her husband, Charles Edward Lee; sons & daughters, Gregory Lance Wayne Albert, Amber Belcher, Zachary Wayne Casey Albert, Nicholas Wayne Alaxander Albert, Desiree Oliver, mother, Loretta Joy Rice; brother & sister-in-law, Jonathan Douglas & Andrea Spence & family; grandchildren, Ethan Wayne James Albert, Amunette Albert, Ichigo Albert, Elijah Albert, Nicky Albert, Asa Albert; daughter-in-law, Jessica Albert; step-children, Cerrone Lee, Wendy Lee; sister & brother-in-law, Shannon & Norman Lee; best friends, Mercedes Lee and Sarah Wohlford.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2023, at the Franklin Street United Methodist Church conducted by the Reverend Harry Grubb. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 p.m. until service time.

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Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.