Melinda Kay Holland Pate, age 58, passed away Monday, August 15, 2022 surrounded by her loved ones. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and was very active in her children and grandchildren’s lives. Melinda loved bright colors and was avid in arts and crafts. She could sit outside and enjoy the scenery all day. Melinda loved the Lord and had a strong love for her brothers and sisters in Christ. She is preceded in death by her parents, Shirley Imogene Whited, Marvin Holland, and Elmer Sullivan, and brothers, Billy and Ronnie Holland. Melinda is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, David Pate; daughters, Jolinda Pate of Denton TX, and Melissa Johnson (Ivan) of Cornelia, GA; son, Coy “Bubba” Pate (Sara Blackmon) of Randolph, AL; grandchildren, Keegan Pate (Alyssa) of Norfolk, VA, Kiona Kay Pate, Elizabeth Blackmon, Grayson Faulk, Aidan Johnson, Sarabeth Pate; soon to be great grandson Jameson Pate; brother, Michael Holland (Mary); and a host of nieces and nephews. A gathering will be held Friday, August 19, 2022, at Mars Hill Baptist Church from 5pm to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers please donate to Mars Hill Baptist church in Melinda’s name.