“A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend.” Melissa Ann (Vodovar) Wofford, 36, of Conroe, formerly of Santa Fe, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 27, 2016. She was born May 22, 1979, in Galveston, TX and grew up in Santa Fe and graduated from Santa Fe High School with the Class of 1997. Melissa received both her Bachelor’s Degree (2000) and Master’s Degree (2003) from Sam Houston State University and spent most of her career as a criminal analyst with the US Marshall’s Service. Melissa had recently become employed with the Houston Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit. Melissa was a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan and a lover of travel, cooking, and kick-boxing. One of her favorite activities was taking selfies at sunset – or anywhere else. She was also a collector of anything Mickey or Minnie Mouse. Melissa will be remembered as a donor of life, time, and love. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Ann Rose Slatter; infant son, Cordell Wofford; and her father, Bobby Vodovar. Melissa is survived by her mother, Marilyn Vodovar; life partner, Mark Cervantes and his son, Adam; lifelong best friend (SIS), Heather Lane, and husband, Tim; sisters, K’Ellen Dezern, Taya Macon and husband, Tim, and Jenny Wright and husband, Doug; aunt and uncle, Robert and Ann Krivokopich; cousins, Erik and Nick Krivokopich; former husband, Brian Wofford; former sister-in-law, Marilyn Sealy; extended family “sister,” Nikki Jarvis; her beloved pets, Shyne and Radar; several nieces and nephews; numerous other family members and friends. Melissa’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 2nd, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 1:00 pm, Wednesday, February 3rd, at Arcadia Baptist Church, 14828 Highway 6, Santa Fe, TX, with Doctor Rick Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock. Pallbearers will be Tim Lane, Tim “LT” Lane, Steven Thomas, Marshall Paysse, Kim Gordon, and Donald Mora. Please visit www.malloyandson.com to send condolences to the family or to sign the guestbook.
A gift for such a little while
Your loss just seems so wrong
You should not have left before us
With loved ones you belong.