Anniston - Funeral service for Mrs. Melinea S. Padgett, 61, will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Monday, January 29, 2018, at Anniston Memorial Funeral home. Rev. Daniel Harper will be officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. prior to the service on Monday. Mrs. Padgett passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at UAB Hospital. Mrs. Padgett is survived by her husband of 44 years, Raymond Padgett; her children, Tonya Padgett and Chad Padgett; five grandchildren, Jessica Hope Brooks and her husband, Austin, Dalton Boyd and his fiancé, Hannah Gossage, Caroline Padgett, Trent Horn and Carlie Horn; one sister, Carolyn Lipscomb and her husband, Mike; one brother, Steve Strange; and several special nieces and nephews, Daniel Strange, Tracy Wills, Stacy Fowler, Jared Strange and Michael Lipscomb. Mrs. Padgett was a wonderful wife, mother and Nana and she loved her family dearly. She enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling spontaneously. She was an excellent cook and made the best potato salad and peach cobbler. Mrs. Padgett will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Mrs. Padgett was preceded in death by her parents, John Luther Strange and Betty Ruth Cash Strange.