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Melinda Gail (O'Steen) Rudd

May 18, 1971 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 49)


Melinda Gail Rudd, age 49, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Coffee Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Rudd was born on May 18, 1971 in Coffee County, Georgia the daughter of Dan O’Steen and Susan O’Steen.

Melinda was graduate of UGA with a degree in Dietetics and she was a die-hard Bulldog fan. She loved to reminisce and tell stories of working in the tobacco patch with her siblings, cousins and other children. She was definitely the prankster of the family. Her love for family and friends, quick wit, and desire to pull off the best prank is how she will be remembered. Melinda absolutely loved basketball, and in recent months, or so, nothing brought her greater joy than watching her son, Luke, play in JV games and Abbie and London play varsity basketball at CCA. Recently she worked as a Dietician at Coffee Regional Medical Center and was of the Pentecostals Faith. She was preceded in death by a son, Levi Cason Rudd.

Survivors include her husband, Chris Rudd of Douglas, GA; daughter, Bailey Davis of Douglas, GA; son, Luke Rudd of Douglas, GA; parents, Dan & Susan O’Steen of Ambrose, GA; sister, Deanna Morgan of Levettown, PA; two brothers, Danny O’Steen (Angie) of Ambrose, GA and Ted O’Steen (Jill) Ambrose, GA; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 11:00am at Hall Cemetery, Nicholls, GA with Rev. Matt Rutland officiating with Regina Stone will give the eulogy. Pallbearers will be Danny O’Steen, Eli O’Steen, Nam Young, Mac McCrary, Dominic Larricia, David Knight; Honorary pallbearers will be Employees of CRMC Dietary Department.

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Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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Graveside Service
December 31, 2020

11:00 AM
Hall Cemetery
244 Dry Creek Church Rd
Nicholls, Ga 31554

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