Memorial Service Set For Baylor Student

Nov. 18, 2008

A visitation and memorial service have been set for Baylor University student Melissa Ellen (Missy) Blackbird, who died Saturday in a one-car accident near Tomball.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home, 18000 I-45 South. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3901 S. Panther Creek Dr. in The Woodlands.

Though a sophomore by hours, Missy was a first-year student at Baylor and resided in Brooks College. She was a bioinformatics major. She is survived by her father William, her mother Pamela, her brother Shelton, her grandparents, Al and Barbara Blackbird and Donald and Nancy Dailey, several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, and her dog Puffy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Missy's memory may be made to Diamond Star Ranch, P.O. Box 9872, The Woodlands, TX 77387 (www.diamondstarranchyouth.org). Diamond Star Ranch is dedicated to aiding and assisting troubled teen girls and their families through the care of horses.

Please continue to keep Missy's family and friends in your prayers during this difficult time.

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