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Gutierrez, Melinda

d. December 11, 2013

Melinda G. Gutierrez, age 61, of Petersburg, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.

She is survived by her husband, Steve, (husband of 24 years); sons, Nick (wife Tori) Mayes and Patrick Mayes; step-son, Jesse (wife Christina) Gutierrez; mother, Doris Holliday; two grandchildren, Stefana and Jesse II; brother, Warren Holliday II; sisters, Susan (husband Terry) Langley and Peggy (husband Denny) Dyson; cousin, Donna (son John) Holliday; several nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins; and her childhood friend, Kathy Hermon.

Melinda is preceded in death by her father, Warren Holliday, and grandparents.

She was born October 26, 1952. She dearly loved her grandchildren and her cousin’s grandchildren.

Melinda was a woman of faith and has a strong relationship with the Lord. So many people have been touched by her generosity and her love.

She loved her pet cats, Izzy and Mama, and dearly loved her dog, Elizabeth.

Melinda loved to design and decorate furniture and old houses.

She will be truly missed by everyone that knew her.

Visitation will be held on 4:00 until 7:00 PM on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at the Athens Christian Church in Athens.

Funeral services at 10:00 AM on Monday, December 16, 2013 will be held at the Athens Christian Church in Athens.

Rev. Ken Gennicks and will be officiating with Rev. Rick Williams speaking.

Burial will be held at Rosehill Cemetery in Petersburg.

Memorial donations can be made to Helping Hands of Springfield or Contact Ministries.


  1. My prayers are with her children, mother, siblings and cousin Donna. I wish she would have been allowed to know our family better. Melinda was a kind and generous woman who always met me with a smile.

  2. Peggy, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Kimberly Cox

  3. Although I did not know Melinda, I know her sister, Peggy and she is a woman of God and an angel in the flesh. My prayers are with you, Peggy and your sister’s family.

  4. Nick and Tori,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    We love you.

    Daddy and Trish

  5. My thoughts and prayers go out to Melinda’s sons and family. May God bless you with strength and love through this difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss.

    Stephanie Gutierrez

  6. To Mrs. Holliday, Susan, Peggy, and Warren and their families: I was so sorry to hear about Melinda’s passing. Even though the only time we saw each other was when we ran into each other out and about I thought of her often. She and all of you were a big part of my childhood and growing up years and I love you all. I wish I could be there to give you all a hug but am currently in Arizona. Please know that Melinda and all of you are in my constant thoughts and prayers right now. She is in God’s loving arms.

  7. It is with great shock and sadness that i learned of Melinda’s passing away. our condolences to Steve, Nick, Pat, and Jesse. Melinda was as good and as kind a person as i have ever known. she was always happy to see me, and feed me. my deepest sympathy to you all.

    – guy, ann, and gina

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