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Melissa Ann Gaines

January 1, 1972 — November 22, 2022

Melissa A. Gaines, 50, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Visitation will be held at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Home, Saturday November 26th, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., with the Celebration of Life to follow at 3:00 p.m.

Melissa was born January 1st, 1972, in Ft. Worth, TX to Richard and Betty Pena. Melissa and her husband Shannon were well known for the family restaurant La Fiesta in Weatherford and later her career at The Academy in Willow Park where she taught for many years. Even at a young age Melissa knew she wanted to be a teacher and with such a passion she was able to make a difference in numerous children's lives. Melissa was a one of a kind with a heart bigger than gold and would do anything for anyone, just like her father. Not only was Melissa one of a kind for the community as a teacher, but an incredible wife, mother and lovebug. Her family meant everything to her and she was there for everything during her journey of life. 

Melissa was preceded in death by her father Richard L. Pena and niece Sydni Pena. She is survived by her mother Betty Pena, husband of 30 years Shannon Gaines, son and daughter in love Alec and Dusti Gaines, daughter Alaina Gaines, two wonderful grandsons Waylon and Witten Gaines, brother Tony Pena and wife Ashlea, and three nieces, as well as a multitude of extended family and friends.

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

913 North Elm Street
Weatherford, TX 76086

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

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Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

913 North Elm Street
Weatherford, TX 76086

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