DEXTER -- Melissa Marie Bateman, 27, died July 4, 2012, at her home.
Born Dec. 20, 1984, in Fort Hood, Texas, to Alfred Bert and Norma Jean Mitchell Lawhorn of Dexter, she had grown up in Mattoon, Ill., and 10 years ago moved to Dexter where she attended the Lighthouse Christian Center.
On April 17, 2012, she married Ramey Bateman.
Survivors include: one son, Gage Leedom of Dexter; two daughters, Kierstyn Leedom and Aylissa Simmons of Dexter; one brother, Michael Lawhorn of Mattoon; and one sister, Christina Lawhorn of Dexter.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter with the Rev. Kenneth Biggs of Dexter officiating.
Online condolences may be sent at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com.