Mellissa "Missy" Suzanne Sandidge Hubbard

July 1, 1962 - April 11, 2021

Melissa Suzanne Sandidge Hubbard (Missy,) born July 1, 1962, departed this life on April 11, 2021. She was the oldest daughter of Willie A. Sandidge Jr. and the late Barbara Charlene Floyd Sandidge. Missy graduated from Rockbridge High School in 1980. She lived in Rockbridge County most of her life, with brief periods spent in Baltimore, Roanoke, and Martinsville. She was the devoted wife and soul mate of Monty Allen Hubbard. Missy and Monty were together for over three decades until he preceded her in death on October 10, 2019. Their love story was the greatest passion of Missy’s life. Missy dedicated her heart to her family. She was very close to her grandchildren and enjoyed a close and impactful relationship with Jozalyn, Kaelin, and Alyvia. Despite the cruelty that kept Missy estranged from Elizabeth Sky, she loved her granddaughter very much and hoped to reconnect with her right up to the very last breath. She was a fiercely protective mother who cherished her sons, Forrest and Jared with every fiber of her being. She adored her daughter-in-law, Crystal, and counted her amongst her greatest treasures. Missy and her two sisters, Valerie and Melanie were an unconquerable circle of love and support for one another and she played an invaluable role in the lives of her nieces, Ivy and Jaymie and her nephew Beau. She is survived by all of her grandchildren, sons, father and beloved stepmother Pat, sisters, the aforementioned nieces, and nephew, and a much-missed niece Barbara Kathleen. She was an incredible friend and was loved by many. Often a bright light in a dark place, Missy leveraged kindness, compassion, courage, and resilience to make her world a better place. She had a fabulous sense of humor and was a natural-born storyteller. Missy’s family is holding a Celebration of Life for her at 6:00 p.m., on April 23, 2021 at the Double Decker at Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista, Virginia. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.