Melissa Phares

Melissa Nicole Phares

Saturday, August 13th, 1988 - Sunday, May 9th, 2021
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Melissa Nicole Phares, 32, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, 76013.

Graveside Services will be on the following day, Thursday, May 13th at 2:00 p.m. Cooper’s Chapel Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mayfield Road Baptist Church, 1701 E. Mayfield Road, Arlington, Tx 76014 or Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance at

Melissa was born on August 13, 1988 to Jerry Leon and Trudy Darlene (Culver) Phares in Tyler, Texas. After graduation from Lamar High School in Arlington in 2006, Melissa attended Tarrant County College, Southeast Campus. Upon graduation there, she transferred to University of Texas – Arlington where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2016. Melissa was a member of Mayfield Road Baptist Church in Arlington.

Melissa is preceded in death by her grandmother, Dorothy Louise Culver, and grandfathers, Harry “Bo” Culver and Jerrell Leon Phares and a cousin, Andrew Odor.

She is survived by her mother, Trudy Phares, and brother, Clint Phares of Arlington; father, Jerry Phares and grandmother, Ethel Phares of Borger; aunt and uncle, Judith and Greg Odor and family of Saginaw, aunt and uncle, Gail and Butch McGarry and family of Yale, Oklahoma; great-aunts Tommie Lou Townsend and family of Sulphur Springs and Marcia Culver and family of Longview, and Ethna Culver and family of Omaha, as well as many cousins and countless church family and friends.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home Bell Hall
    4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy.
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Service

    Thursday, May 13th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, May 13th, 2021 2:00pm
    Cooper's Chapel Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Joel Culver

Posted at 02:34pm
Although not a strong relationship with the Phares family I admire how Trudy has maintained stability with her children and her work. Melissa is no longer suffering and I will see her in her heavenly home if God wills it.

Judy Odor

Posted at 05:47pm
Melissa had a very pretty smile. She loved dogs. The newest one was Luigi. He really made her smile. She will be missed. Prayers and sympathies goes out to Trudy, Clint & family.

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Posted at 10:12pm
We are praying for your family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. Love Julia and family.
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Melissa Latos Joseph

Posted at 09:42pm
Not a day went by that Melissa was not smiling when we picked Megan up. It made your whole day when you could hear her laughing at one of the kids. We admired Melissa and she played a special role in our lives teaching us compassion that we will forever cherish. Although Melissa was always working hard with school she taught us more than she will ever know. Melissa will ALWAYS have a special place in our hearts. We love you Phares Family. Love, Jopson, Melissa, Megan and Family

Watson, Justan, Princess, Luigi

Posted at 06:32pm
Remembering you and Melissa Phares in our minds and in our hearts.
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