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In Loving Memory

Atchley, Melissa Gaye (nee Boland)

June 14, 1966 - January 19, 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beautiful, beloved mother and maw maw, Melissa Gaye Atchley (Boland) on January 19, 2024. She leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, kindness, and a life dedicated to her family.

Melissa found immense joy in the company of her two daughters, Nicole (David) Schubert, Miranda (Tom) Schaab, and her four grandchildren, Jacob, Ava, Logan, and Olivia. Family was at the center of her world, and the love she shared with them was immeasurable. Her presence at family gatherings was a source of laughter and happiness, creating cherished memories that will be held dear by those she leaves behind.

She is survived by her mother, Linda F Boland (Hargraves), her brother Wade (Pam) Boland, four nephews Nick, Tommy, Drew, and Ben. She is preceded in death by her father, Douglas A. Boland, Grandmother Mildred L Hargraves (Pinnon), Grandfather, Wade A Hargraves, Grandmother Lavera Boland (Huffmaster) and her niece, Emily Rose.

Melissa’s departure leaves a void in our hearts, but her spirit will forever live on in the love and memories she shared with us all. May she rest in peace, surrounded by the same love she so freely gave to others.

Contributions in her honor can be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) at https://madd.org/

Visitation at Kutis Affton Chapel 10151 Gravois Rd. 63123 on Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 4-8 pm. with Funeral Service on Friday, January 26 at 10:00 am. Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.


9 thoughts on “Atchley, Melissa Gaye (nee Boland)”

  1. I have been at a loss for words since last Saturday morning Mom. We have been through so much these past years both good and bad but we’ve made the best of what we were given. You and I were like old souls. You always said we were not just mother and daughter but best friends because we grew up together. Man you weren’t wrong at all. You taught me a bunch about life and I taught you patience lol. I don’t know how to get through this without you cheering me on now. I never thought that this was going to be an option even as hard as I prayed last Saturday never imagined this would be the road we’d be walking. I’m so glad and oh so lucky that you were chosen to be my mom. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. The daily struggles are done, you’ve got the body that can do everything now and you won’t be hindered any longer. Even though you aren’t here on Earth with us anymore, I’m so glad that you’ve found your rest and you can keep watch on us from there. Love you bigger than the whole sky!

  2. Missy was such a sweet and loving friend. I will always remember her and all the fun we had together at Sunrise Lakes.
    My condolences…

  3. Missy was so full of life that I can’t grasp she is no longer here in physical form.
    Missy enjoyed life; always laughing and seeing the good in everything and everyone. She loved her family and Jesus with all her heart. We often had long, deep discussions (and disagreements) about life, beliefs and politics. Although we didn’t agree on everything, we were alike. We always joked we were sisters from a another mother. Whatever we did we always had fun. I will hold my memories of her close.
    RIP my beautiful friend.

  4. I am at a loss and I’m still shocked that you are no longer here on earth with us, we weren’t just cousins, we were sisters, we were so alike we laughed about it, we would talk and laugh for hours at night. Talking about family, and just about everything you could imagine. I’m glad you’re not struggling anymore and that you’ve got the body that you can do anything with, I know that you are going to be watching over me now and you’re kids and grand babies, I’m so lucky that you’re my cousin and sister, I love you girl, hugs and kisses ❤️❤️

  5. Missy was one of those special people you instantly connect with because her heart was truly genuine. What a blessing to have had her in our lives for a season and so grateful Missy shared that sweet heart and big smile of hers with us.
    Nikki and Miranda you will be in our prayers during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss…

  6. I had the pleasure of meeting Missy in 2018. She attended my son, Stephen’s funeral and had nothing but kind words to say about him. Although I only talked to her a few times, she was always pleasant and positive. I am so very sorry for the loss of such a great lady.

  7. It’s with a heavy heart that I’ll be coming today to say goodbye. Not forever but for now when I get to join you wherever you are so we can finally fly with our wings to Destin FL to bask in the beauty of the ocean and sun like we so often wanted to go do. You were more than just my best friend you were family ever since we met on my 16th birthday. Hey do they have mirror balls where you’re at? Just know that I’m saying prayers for your family and countless friends during this hard journey in their lives. Although it’s a sad day it’s also your way of getting everyone together that have lost touch with each other. I love you and I know you. You’ll be watching over me and all those that you loved. Say hello to your Dad as well as my Mom and Dad. You know I’ll miss you more than my luggage. Hehe

  8. Missi was truly one of the most genuine and caring people I have ever had the honor of being friends with. Her love for “her people”, family and friends alike was second to none. Her strength and determination were an inspiration to many. I will forever treasure our memories.


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