Obituary Of Melissa Smith Collum: A Life Of Love And Adventure 2024


Obituary: Melissa Smith Collum, Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Wrestler’s Advocate

Obituary: Melissa Smith Collum, Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Wrestler’s Advocate

A Life of Love and Support

Melissa Smith Collum, a cherished resident of Cullman, Alabama, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2024, at the age of 54. Born in Georgia on April 12, 1970, Melissa’s life was marked by unwavering love, kindness, and a deep passion for wrestling.

Family First

Melissa’s family was the cornerstone of her life. She and her devoted husband, Michael, celebrated 34 years of marriage filled with love, laughter, and support. Together, they dedicated themselves to producing a highly acclaimed wrestling show, where Melissa’s heart soared every time she watched their son, Chris, step into the ring. As a loving mother, she was deeply committed to the happiness and well-being of her children. Beyond her immediate family, Melissa extended her warmth and nurturing nature to anyone who needed a second mom, offering a listening ear, words of encouragement, and a shoulder to lean on.

Animals and Nature’s Embrace

Melissa’s compassion extended to all living creatures, particularly her beloved miniature chihuahuas. Her home was filled with their playful antics and unconditional affection. As an avid Alabama fan, she proudly supported her team and shared her excitement with family and friends. Her love for nature was evident in her fascination with birds, especially hummingbirds and red birds. She found solace and joy observing their delicate beauty and cheerful songs.

Legacy of Kindness

Melissa’s presence left an unforgettable mark on everyone she met. Her genuine kindness and willingness to help others extended beyond her loved ones to her community. She was known for her ability to speak the truth in a loving and constructive manner, inspiring others to embrace their strengths and overcome challenges.

Cherished Memories

Melissa Smith Collum is survived by her devoted husband, Michael Collum; her loving mother, Eva Hardin; her son, Chris Collum, and his wife, Tiffany; her daughter, Crystal Ashley, and her husband, Stephen; her brother, Johnny Smith, and his wife, Theresa; and her adored grandchildren, Zayden, Zayleigh, and Leland. Her legacy of love, kindness, and laughter will continue to inspire generations to come.

Farewell and Gratitude

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, June 3, 2024, at Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel from 2:00 p.m. until the funeral service begins at 3:00 p.m. Reverend Bret Treptau will officiate the service. Following the service, Melissa will be laid to rest at Concord Cemetery.

Holly Pond Funeral Home is honored to serve the Collum family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they remember and celebrate the extraordinary life of Melissa Smith Collum.