Melissa Ann Carpenter

Melissa Ann Carpenter, 64, of Seabrook, Texas, passed away on January 24, 2018 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, surrounded by family and loved ones.

Melissa is survived by her daughter, Sheena Jones, husband Justin; sons: Tommy Gordon, wife April, Frank Carpenter, wife Stephani, Jaycee Carpenter, wife Ellisia, and Sam Carpenter Jr., wife Mitzi; grandchildren: Brittany, Hannah, Sam, Mattie, Aubrey, Parker, Adalyn, Colby, Michael, Chase, Kaitlyn and McKinlee; sisters: Nellie Krizak, husband Kevin, and Jeanette McKinley; brothers: Clyde Allen Whitehead Jr., James Whitehead, wife Qing, Millard Whitehead, wife Elizabeth. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Clyde Allen Whitehead Sr. and Myrtle Whitehead, her husband, Sam Carpenter and her late brothers: Dewey Dale Whitehead, Vernon Ray Whitehead, Earnest Lee Whitehead, and Obie Lee Pittman.

Melissa was born in San Augustine, Texas on February 15, 1953. She married Sam on September 28, 1972 and was married for 33 years until his death in 2005. She worked in the Petrochemical Industry as a plant operator at Solvay Solexis in Orange, Texas for over 30 years. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking, and spending time with her family. Melissa will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.

Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on February 1, 2018 at St. Paul Apostle Catholic Church located at 18223 Point Lookout Drive, Nassau Bay, Texas 77058. There will be a graveside service at 4 p.m. located at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange, Texas.


  1. Thank you to all her family for always receiving us with such open hearts, we feel deeply blessed to be even a small part of her life, and yours.

    She will be greatly missed, her joy of service to her Church St. Paul’s and her ACTS sisters was her life’s purpose and her fountain of life, even in the hardest moments. We will miss her enthusiasm, her laughter and her dedication, her Love!! I know she is now looking over, everyone and will be our Angel until we are called to our eternal home. Rest in Peace my sweet sister!! We Love you, Alexander & Beatriz Munoz

    Beatriz Munoz
  2. Sheena,
    Jerome and I are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and your entire family in our prayers. We love y’all!

    Jerome and Brooke Reinders
  3. Sis! Love you very much! I know your home now, wings you have earned! You were strong, loving, and vocal, I’ll see you again, until then Huggs all around up there in heaven, rest now love you

    Betty Baugh
  4. Our prayers and condolences for the family. God is with you. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Mr. Mrs. Willie Matherne
  5. Nellie, Kevin and FAMILY
    I will miss her. She took such loving care of me during
    our ACTS Retreat. She realized how much pain I was in.
    Sis made and gave me a beautiful Rosary.

    Nellie, I believe you helped pick up the Peach/white
    beads on one of your trips.

    Still in Hospital and unable to be there. Love and Prayers

    Jan Sebastian
  6. Love ❤️ you lil sister

    Allen whitehead
  7. I’m so sorry to hear of Melissa’s death. Her strength and character were to be admired. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

    Marilyn Whitehead Peveto
  8. Alln, sure thinking of all of you! So many fond memories of Sissy!

    Sharon Whitehead Freeman

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