Melissa A. Mason

July 14, 1977 ‒ May 23, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio

Melissa A. Mason, age 40, of Fredericktown, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018, at her residence.

She was born on July 14, 1977, in Mount Vernon, OH, to Roger and Diane O’Dell.

With a caring and loving personality, Melissa worked as an in home health aide for many years.

Melissa had a love for the outdoors. She enjoyed fishing, her chickens, and her dogs. She loved country music and especially loved hibiscus flowers. Over the years, Melissa visited the Cornerstone Community Church. Her generous heart of always putting others first will surely be missed by many.

Melissa will be remembered as the beautiful woman she was and that she was surly loved by her family.

She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Abigail L. Mason; son, Garrett O’Dell; husband, Craig Mason; parents: Roger and Diane O’Dell; brother, Doug O’Dell; and her canine companions: Dozer, Jezzibel, and Freddy.

A memorial services will be held at a later date at the Cornerstone Community Church. You are encouraged to wear purple to the service as that was her favorite color.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to her husband to assist with funeral expenses. Craig can be reached at 740-504-7517.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead is honored to have been chosen to serve Melissa’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Diane and family.. I am so sorry to hear about Melissa.. my Heart goes out to you!!! Hugs and Prayers.. Pam Cline

  • going to miss that smile girl……my heart goes out to your family…I hope you have found the peace you were searching for……RIP Melissa..

  • So sorry to hear about Melissa she was a good person and always made me smile praying for the family .

  • She will be missed! My heart goes out to parents, especially her children Garrett, Abby.

  • My deepest sympathies to the family. Melissa will be missed. I have fond memories of our times spent together.

  • We are so sorry about Melissa…mere words can not express our feelings. Prayers for all. Phil and Ruth

  • Craig, Garrett, Abby, Diane, Roger, and Doug. We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Melissa. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.
    Please accept our condolences and prayers to help comfort you. Just know that we are here for you, and please do not hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time. Her beautiful smile will be missed by many. So many memories..

  • So very sorry for the loss of Melissa my thoughts prayers & deepest sympathy go out to all the family

  • My dear cousin, I am going to miss talking with you..and I am so sorry this world is so cruel. I would have done anything to help you and make it better, but I know nothing I could say or do would have eased your mind. I will keep your family and your beautiful children in my prayers.

  • Roger and Diane,
    so very sorry to hear about Melissa. I remember from work and having the same friends. she always had a smile and was so kind hearted!

    you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry for a life lost and all of her family and friends. Melissa was a good hearted lady . You will be greatly missed by many . To her husband Craig and children Abby and Garrett I will keep her and all if you in my thoughts .

  • So very sorry to hear of melissa passing . She and i worked together at carter lumber many yrs ago and became close friends and kept in touch . She had witty smile that would get me out funk everytime . One day we will meet again . RIP MELISSA UR A ANGEL NOW FLYING HIGH WITH THE CLOUDS AT UR FINGER TIPS

  • Diane and Roger I am so very sorry about your loss of Melissa she loved her Dad and Mom and so very sorry Garrett and Abby you guys were her World she loved you more then anything and husband Craig . Going to miss my buddy Lots of great memories I have in my heart and prayers to you all for strength, Peace and god bless ,Melissa’s in gods arms , Love you always . Cindy Lou

  • So sorry to hear about Melissa’s passing. I worked with her and I have some great memories of her. Everytime I use my big red bowls I think of her. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you and give you comfort and peace. I’ll keep you all close in my thoughts and prayers. Melissa will be missed by many. Fly free my friend, until we meet again.

  • Rest in peace now Melissa. You will be missed by many. My sincere condolences to the family and friends.

  • I love you Melissa more than I can even express and my heart has lost a piece. Craig & Abby I’m here if you need anything! !

  • Such a wonderful person with one of the biggest hearts. She’ll be sadly missed, but remembered as the wonderful person she is.

  • I truly pray you’ve found peace my friend. I know you’ll be forever missed! So many prayers will be said for your children, parents and Craig. I have so many great memories of us and I’ll treasure them until we meet again…RIP friend

  • RIP Melissa ❤ You were always such a caring soul. So good to the clients you watched over. I enjoyed our long talks. Fly high my friend. No more sadness, no more pain.
    Nurse Tammy … lol

  • I’m so sorry to hear this. Melissa was a great person. I went to school with her. Also worked together and was a close friend. Your family are in my prayers.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family, especially your children. Your pain is now over, may you rest in peace! You had a big heart and will be missed by many!!

  • My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Melissa was a wonderful person I’m glad I had the pleasure to meet and work with. She will be greatly missed!!