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Melissa N. Fugate

May 24, 2019

Burial Date: May 28, 2019

Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home - Independence Location 11382 Madison Pike Independence, KY 41051 May 28, 8 p.m.

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Melissa Nicole Fugate, of Bristol, TN and at only 38 vibrant years of age, passed away unexpectedly after a short illness on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN. She was born in Hazard, KY on August 15, 1980; the daughter of Kenneth Fugate Jr. and Deborah Engle. Melissa lived life to the fullest. She loved Harley’s, as well as enjoying art and cooking. Melissa was preceded in death by her step-father, Roy Brewster, Jr.; papaw, Vardill Engle and a niece, Beverly Engle. She is survived by her loving daughter, Annabella Nicole Lady; sister, Danielle (Cody) Clark; mother, Deborah Engle-Brewster; father, Kenneth Fugate, Jr.; maternal grandmother, Jeanell Engle; uncle, Will “Bub” (Janel) Engle; as well as many nieces, nephews, other close relatives and friends who will mourn her passing and continue to cherish her memory. Melissa will be greatly missed by everyone that ever knew her. She was the kind of young woman that anyone would be proud to call daughter, sister, granddaughter, aunt and friend. Arrangements are being handled by Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home. A visitation for Melissa will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the funeral home located at 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051. A funeral service will immediately follow at 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Melissa will be laid to rest at Independence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or you may personally mail a donation to them at the address listed above. For directions, to order flowers, to share a memory or condolence message for the family or to view the Celebration of Life tribute video, please visit the tabs above.