Melody LaNell (Townley) Winters, 40, of Venus, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at Methodist Central in Dallas, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Services to celebrate Melody's life are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at the Cowboy Church of Ellis County, Waxahachie, with the Rev. Dave Wilkerson, pastor of the Ranch House Cowboy Church in Maypearl, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Palmer Cemetery. Family visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Melody Winters Memorial Fund in care of Citizens National Bank, 200 North Elm Street, Waxahachie, Texas 75165.