Melynda Angell Trenholme

Born in Madison, Tennessee on November 25, 1968

Departed on August 28, 2016 and resided in Gallatin, Tennessee

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Melynda Arlene Trenholme, age 47 of Gallatin, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at her home.
She was born on November 25, 1968 to William Albert and Janet Arlene Angell in Madison, Tennessee.
Ms. Melynda was a kind hearted, funny and devoted mother. She enjoyed playing card games like Rummy with her parents, taking trips to Pensacola, Florida where they would rent a house for the week just to spend time with the whole family. Her mother remembered many nights Melynda would drive to Sonic and would bring her back a milkshake even though she would ask for a Sundae. Melynda believed Sonic had the best Banana Milkshakes around.
When it came to her children it didn’t matter what they were doing from Martial Arts with the boys to Gymnastics with her daughter, she would spend every moment she could with them. Teaching Tony to drive was her lasted goal, driving up and down the drive way making memories he was cherish forever. AJ remembered a time that they spent every night for a over a year playing Monopoly; when his best friend broke his foot they would drive to his house pick him up and bring him back to their house so he wouldn’t miss a night playing.
Melynda enjoyed going and doing when she was able, going to the movies, eating at their favorite Mexican Restaurant in White House, spending time at Julie and Rogers house laying by the pool, it didn’t matter as long as she was surrounded by the ones she loved and loved her.
Melynda is survived by her parents, Bill & Janet Angell; children, Arthur”AJ” Justin (Tavonnia Walker), Anthony “Tony” Lee, and Breanna Lynn; granddaughter, Nevaeh Faye; siblings, Julie (Roger) Binkley and Corey (Bobbi) Angell and Life Time Friend, Artie Trenholme.
A Life Celebration will be held on Wednesday, August 31st at 12:00pm in the Chapel of Cole & Garrett Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Tuesday August 30th from 4-8pm then again on Wednesday from 10:00am until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Melynda Trenholme Children’s Educational Benefit Fund at any Regions Bank.

22 Comments to Ms. Melynda Angell Trenholme

  1. Janet angell
    August 29, 2016 7:51 pm

    Have a couple of corrections. She played rummy with me and I have the score of the last game we were playing. She is winning and it is her time to deal and always will be. Also we only went to Florida once as a family we had a great time. And she passed away at Artie’s house as my husband and I were out of town.and she was staying there . They waited til we got back to tell us that Sunday

    • Janet Angell
      August 30, 2016 10:23 am

      Only went to Pensacola once that is we took many Florida trips when the kids were young Hopefully I am thru correcting!!

  2. Kelly Phillips
    August 29, 2016 9:13 pm

    I loved her. God how I did. She was such an amazing person and friend. I just want to call her so very badly and keep hoping that she calls me to tell me this was a cruel joke. She thanked me, so many times and kept saying how much she appreciates everything that I had done for her but she did so much more for me. She made White House home. She was there for me in all my times of need and encouraged me to do anything that I was afraid of doing. The one thing that she will not get is another baby from me. lol She always wanted me to have one more. We used to wait until the kids were asleep and make a run to sonic for some ice cream, to Wendys for her chicken wrap, or to the gas station for her cokes. Always in a foam cup, crushed ice, and a fountain coke. We tried to stay up until midnight and both of our kids crashed by 1030. We had so many wonderful times… Ive been going over them over and over all day. She loved her kids. She always called herself Mama Bear and Mama Bear has to protect her babies. All she wanted to do was go back to work, get a house, a breath normally. She finally gets those things. Her job is to be the guardian of her children and grandchildren. She now has a home in Heaven and she can breathe freely. I pray that she knows how much that she is loved and missed by so many. She has touched so many lives… she has forever changed me.

  3. Rebecca Ethridge
    August 29, 2016 9:47 pm

    She was one of my really good friends at Ewing park I loved Melynda we reconnected a few years ago on Facebook I’m so grateful to have called her my friend love you May you R.I.P. Forever

  4. Heather lawson
    August 29, 2016 10:54 pm

    We meet melynda at our apartments. She was our neighbor. She was the sweetest lady. She is a great mother and she would do anything for anyone if she could. I am so glad I got to know her and talk for hours with her. I am praying for the kids and her family. God gained a wonderful person. I am so sorry to the family for your loss she truly was a great person.

  5. Jennifer Harrington
    August 29, 2016 11:19 pm

    Melynda lived below me in the apartments. She was a wonderful women and wonderful mother. She will definitely be missed! Prayers for her family. Especially Breanna.

  6. Vicki McLaughlin
    August 30, 2016 12:05 am

    May your family find peace and comfort in this difficult time. You still live on in your children, grandchildren and family. You are now free to fly my friend. Gone but not forgotten.

  7. Danny& Judy Young, Cindy & Thomas Davis,Cliff & Joan Young, Karen Young
    August 30, 2016 12:16 am

    To Melynda our cousin from TN , from your Cousins from MS. Even though we are miles apart in distance we always remembered you as a fun loving energetic soul. You had a heart of compassion for everyone. You never met a stranger. You always made people laugh and were so cheerful around others. We loved you very much and wished many times that we could have made time to come up to see you and our other cousins (The Angell Cousins).You are in heaven now with our mother looking over all of us. You will be so greatly missed by all. You are now at peace and resting in heaven. Love you girl.

  8. Melinda Tomlin
    August 30, 2016 12:16 am

    Melynda was what you call a ” True Friend “. No matter what was going on with her, she was always there to help out anyone. She was one of the best friends I’ve ever had and I will miss her tremendously. We had many many good times at the Apartments, either just sitting watching the kids play or watching the neighbors fighting. Even when we all moved away, we all kept in touch with each other. Just wish she was still here so I could tell her how much her friendship meant to me. I know she’s in a better place, her pain and suffering is over, but it’s just so hard to let her go. R.I.P My Sweet Friend, Until we meet again, I’ll keep all our memories in my heart. Love and Miss you….

  9. Danny& Judy Young, Leanna & Richard Fooshee, Cindy & Thomas Davis,Cliff & Joan Young, Karen Young
    August 30, 2016 12:29 am

    We are deeply saddened by Melynda passing. To her family, kids and parents, our prayers are with you during this deeply sad time. She was our cousin from Tn that we have so many fond memories of. Growing up around Melynda in the earlier years of our lives was a very special time. Melynda you will be missed by us all. Love your MS cousins

  10. Cheryl Todd
    August 30, 2016 12:46 am

    I couldn’t sleep last night from crying & feeling the emptiness I felt when I was told Melynda was gone! Lord how I prayed she would make it to get her transplant so she could live on with her kids! Melynda & Breanna would always call me grandma which always made me feel like I belong to her family & not just mine. When I saw her at the Grove I would see her pushing her herself just to spend time with the kids & you could see how weak she was. She was always uplifting & tried being positive. Melynda you will be greatly missed but I know you are in a better place breathing, walking & enjoying your new life without pain, I love you girl

  11. Pat and Mickey
    August 30, 2016 1:32 am

    Bill and Janet, we were so saddened by the news of Meynda’s pasing. Sending prayers to you, her children and family.

  12. Angela briley
    August 30, 2016 4:04 am

    Melynda was a great friend..she lived in the apartments with me and my mother..i remember alot of times we sat at the playground watchin the kids play and havin friendly conversations. On her bad days when her breathing wld act up she wld to ask how my breathin was.when my mom passed on halloween 2013 she was right there with us with words of comfort..she is the most lovin caring friend..she always had a smile..and if u didnt she was three to make u smile..she loved her kids more than anything and all kids for tht matter!! She loved her fountain drinks..superstop!! May u fly high my wonderful Angel..u will truly be missed!! My prayers r with her family .and friends! May God send peace!!! R.i .p melynda until we met again!!#

  13. Geno Pearce
    August 30, 2016 9:06 am

    RIP my dear friend.. From Jet Skis. 4 Wheeler’s to 4 wheeling in somebody else’s Jeep in my back yard to you and Kim having to spend hours cleaning his Jeep..LOL.. You were without a doubt a ” True Warrior” I Praise The Lord that I got to meet you and have a friendship with you… You will be missed but I will see you one day.. I know today that you are singing praises to the Almighty..

  14. Cathy Mccormack
    August 30, 2016 9:20 am

    I met Melinda at my son’s apartments in white House my little girl Callie and Brenna played together and became friends .Ms. Melinda was a very kind,sweet friendly, jolly lady, I hate to hear this. May God be with you all.

  15. Denise Godin-Mayton
    August 30, 2016 11:16 am

    I am so sorry to hear Melynda has left this world. She was a childhood friend of mine and a great person. I wish I could have reconnected with her in my adult life. Spread your wings Melynda. RIP

  16. Gladys norris
    August 30, 2016 7:27 pm

    Melinda was so good to all the children at Belmont Apartments my sister Marilyn Lawson live there and her grandchildren cuc Ronnie and little Timothy love her so much she would take him to the park for hours she sure will be missed and Briana is a beautiful little girl will all be praying for y’all and I know she’s in heaven as a beautiful angel this is Gladys Merlin sister so sorry for your loss

  17. Paige Livengood
    August 30, 2016 7:32 pm

    Our family sends our prayers.

  18. Bill and Carolyn Moncrief
    August 30, 2016 11:40 pm

    So sorry for your loss. We always loved her and missed her. Remembering all the visits she made to our house
    She will be missed but she will always be in everyone’s heart she touched. Love Bill and Carolyn.

  19. Johnny and Elaine Seiber
    August 31, 2016 12:29 am

    Janet and Bill, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  20. VG
    August 31, 2016 7:55 am

    Sorry for the death of your loved one. Hoping with the passing of time and the many memories you shared together will help to calm your hearts.

  21. Breanna Lynn angell
    March 2, 2019 1:27 am

    Hello this is Breanna Lynn. It has been almost 3 years since she passed. She was really ill but very loving my favorite memeory is when I kicked over a plant and she (the loving person she is) got mad and told me to go back and say sorry. She’s was an amazing mom. I was there there mostly. And spent a lot of time with her. -Breanna Lynn.

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