Melinda Stevans Obituary, Death Cause – Melinda Yvonne Stevans, age 60, passed away on May 26, 2023 at Whitesburg ARH Hospital. She was a resident of Payne Gap, Kentucky. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, on February 4, 1963, but she spent the majority of her youth in Pontiac, Michigan. When she was a teenager, she moved to the Jenkins area, and that is where she has remained for the remaining 42 years of her life. Her father, James Gary Underwood, and her mother, Linda Sue Rains, as well as her stepfather, Donnie V. Rains, and her brother, Donnie V. Rains II, all passed away before she did. Amber Nicole Stevans and Andrea Victoria Reynolds (Morgan) are her daughters who have carried on her legacy after her passing.
She was a radio personality for many years, during which time she had her own show called “Mel’s Diner.” She also enjoyed creating and recording advertisements, and she was involved in the community in a variety of different ways. Everyone who knows her would say that she is loving, generous, outgoing, humorous, and indelible. These are all characteristics that best characterize her. Visitation is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM on Monday, May 29, 2023, at the Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Funeral services are scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, also at the Letcher Funeral Home. After the service, the body will be laid to rest in the Whitaker Cemetery in Seco, Kentucky.
Emma Marie, Jackson Clint, Aubrey Nicole, Morgan Thomas, and William James were her five cherished grandkids, and she was the doting “Mimi” to all of them. She is also survived by her sister Jennifer V. Underwood, her brother Robert A. Rains and his wife Priscilla, her brother Gary L. Underwood and his wife Rebecca A., and her sister-in-law Tammy M. Rains. She was a much-loved “Aunt Mimi” to a large number of nieces and nephews whom she cherished deeply. Melinda was a devout Christian her entire life. She always looked forward to going to church and had a history of leading youth groups and teaching Sunday school.