Melissia Mae Earles Severance, 88, of Fieldale, Va., passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019, after a decline in health.

Mrs. Severance was born on August 5, 1930 in Henry County, Va. She was a daughter of the late Fred R. Earles and the late Bertie Howell Earles. She was also predeceased by her husband, Carleton E. “Shorty” Severance, one sister and five brothers. She was a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, crafts and flowers.

Mrs. Severance is survived by one daughter, Amy S. Mills (Edd); one son, Bruce Severance (Emma Willis), one sister, Jean Payne (Jerry), two brothers, Doug Earles (Betty), Claude Earles and one granddaughter, Molly Ann Mills.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jan Grissett officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 12 to 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the Old Center Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family suggest memorials be made to the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 63 Mt. Bethel Church Circle, Martinsville, Va. 24112 or to Amedisys Hospice, 5221 Valley Park Drive, Roanoke, Va. 24019.

Collins Funeral Home at Bassett, Va. is respectfully serving the Severance Family.