On Dec. 7, 2011, Melissa J. Prosise was taken to be one of God's angels, after being our angel here for 39 wonderful years. Melissa lost her life due to a car accident on Dec. 7, 2011.

Melissa J. Prosise was born in Dardanelle, Ark., on Jan. 27, 1972, to her parents Don and Donna Cothran of Brookesmith, Texas. She was a remarkably friendly and outgoing person, even when she was a baby.

Survivors of Melissa J. Prosise include her parents, Don and Donna Cothran of Brookesmith, Texas; husband, David K. Prosise of Brookesmith, Texas; daughter, Bethany and husband Jimmy Julien of Brady, Texas; daughter, Kendra and husband Jake Freeman of Robaline, La.; son, David K. Prosise III of Brookesmith, Texas; daughter, Candie Prosise of Brookesmith, Texas; brother, Russell Cothran of Houston, Texas; sister, Christy and husband Chris Matthews of Bangs, Texas; brother, Justin Cothran of Houston, Texas; grandsons, Jace and James Julien of Brady, Texas; brothers-in-law, Nathan Prosise and Barbara Andrews of Brownwood, Texas, Michael Prosise of Jacksonville, Fla.; nephews, Brent Cothran, Kyle and Tyler Teague, Ray, Joshua and Mason Prosise; and nieces Holly and Jolene Andrews. Melissa had many more family members and friends who loved her so.

Melissa moved to Texas with her family when she was 4 years old. Melissa found the Lord when she was only 4 years old when she was saved and baptized in 1976 at the New Testament Holiness Tabernacle church. Melissa attended Brookesmith School where she was an honor student and graduated there in 1990. Melissa and David met during school and fell in love and got married on Aug. 25, 1990. They started their lives together after that day. On Feb. 27, 1991, they where blessed with their first blessing Bethany. A year following they were blessed with another daughter Kendra on March 5, 1992. After a few years they decided to try to have a son and they were blessed with David K. Prosise III on Dec. 26, 1998. On Aug. 9, 2002, they were blessed with their last blessing Candie Prosise. Melissa and David lived their lives for these children that they were blessed with. Each one of them held a special place in Melissa's heart.

Melissa J. Prosise found joy in the simple things in life. She loved her family and friends with all her heart and soul. Melissa never met a stranger. To Melissa, life was taking care of her family, friends and all assorted creatures that drifted into her home. Melissa was always the first to help anyone in need, regardless of the circumstances. Melissa found true joy in opening her home to anyone who needed it. She was a celebrated cook who enjoyed those who enjoyed her cooking.

To those who knew her best, she had much love and kindness to give. She was very passionate about her beliefs and responsibilities in her life and to all she loved. There are few people in life who have the presence Melissa had. She will be very much missed by all who knew her.

Visitation for Melissa J. Prosise will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Heartland Funeral Home in Early, Texas. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Heartland Funeral Home in Early, Texas. Burial will be in Bangs Cemetery following the services.

Friends are invited to sign the guest book at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net.