Melinda Katherine Bly

Jan 10 1963 - Dec 14 2017

Melinda Katherine


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Melinda Katherine Bly of Princeton, Texas passed away on December 14, 2017 at the age of 54.  She was born on January 10, 1963 to Anson Erwin Bly and Freddie Louise (Bly) Marion in Allen, Texas. 

Melinda loved her children and grandchildren with every ounce of her being.  To her, family time was the best time.  When she wasn’t with her family, she could be found, paintbrush in hand, creating her beautifully handcrafted masterpieces. If you have one of her driftwood Santas, you were truly loved by her as that was her passion.

She cared for every person that she met and never met a stranger.  She was passionate, loving and was never afraid to tell it like it is.     

Melinda is survived by her children, Nicholas Don Wright and wife, Ashley of Whitewright, Jason Matthew Wright and wife, Vanessa of Gun Barrel City, Nathan Scott Wright and fiancé, CeAnn Thomas of Denton, Melanie Kay Brown and husband, Jeremy of McKinney; grandchildren, Layne, Jacob, Jaycee, Jaxson and January; father, Anson Erwin Bly and wife, Gayle of McKinney; brother, Mark Bly of Sherman; nephew, Michael Bly of Princeton; and numerous other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Freddie Bly; and brothers, Michael Bly and Monte Bly.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 22, 2017 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.  Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery, 1701 South McDonald St., McKinney, Texas.  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.