Melissa “Missy” Ross Bayne Oliver

Melissa “Missy” Ross Bayne Oliver, 58, of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at her brother’s home, following a courageous battle with cancer.  Missy was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia, graduated from Menchville High School in 1982 and Riverside School of Radiology Technology in 1984.  After working several years as a radiologist technologist, she made a career change.  Missy was employed by Fairfield/Wyndham Resorts where she rose to the position of Property Manager at Governor’s Green Resort.

Over the past 14 years, Missy served as a collection specialist for Credit Control Corporation.  Her dedication to the company and co-workers was evident as she pushed herself to work while undergoing months of cancer treatment.

Missy was preceded in death by her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Bayne, Sr.  She leaves behind one daughter, Shelby Ross Oliver.  Her greatest joy in life was being a “Noni” to her three grandchildren – Khloe, MaKenna, and Hendrix.  Missy is survived by her brother, Jimmy Bayne, and sister, Cheryl Bayne, sister-in-law, Jodie Bayne, nieces – Jessie Bayne McDougal (Ryan) and Hunter Bayne (fiancé Matt Cawley), and great-niece, Sawyer McDougal.

Missy’s infectious smile and her meaningful hugs will be a lasting gift and comforting memory.

The family would like to thank Dr. John Miller and his staff, Riverside Hospice, Dr. Chuck Phillips, and Aleesha Alger for their compassionate care.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Peninsula Funeral Home on Thursday, January 6 at 5:30 p.m.  Please see for live-streaming.  The family will receive friends following the service until 7:30 p.m.  Face masks are required.  

Memorial contribution may be made in Missy’s memory to the Mark Ellis Endowment Fund for cancer advancement through the Riverside Foundation (

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.



  1. Trish pierce

    Missy was one of my dearest friends and I will miss her so very much! I have so many good memories to look back on…oyster roasts and fires in her back yard. Planting a garden together…hanging out at the beach… Surrounded by her loving group of friends and her beloved tinki…she was a true friend… Shelby she sure did love you and those babies. My thoughts are with your family❤❤..trish pierce

  2. Brenda Crabb

    My deepest and most sincere sympathy to Shelby and the kids, Cheryl and Jimmy in the loss of their mother, grandmother and sister. Missy was an original and one of the most real people I knew. She was unafraid to call things as she saw them and even less afraid to admit if she was wrong. Her honesty, humor and ability to relate to those less fortunate or struggling through hard times made her successful and made people seek her out time and time again because they knew they were in good hands when Missy took care of them. She was an incredibly strong woman who faced her last battle much the same way she lived her life, with courage, class and no complaints. She will be missed but never forgotten. Love you Missy.

  3. Anita Marshall

    My thoughts and prayers to Missy’s family and friends. She was a wonderful person. She had a infectious laugh and smile. She could light up a room just by walking in. I can hear her laugh today. Rest In Peace Missy.

  4. Mike Oliver

    Missy was married to my brother Steven who passed in October. They had one child Shelby who they both loved and her children Khloe,MaKenna and Hendrix were equally loved. Missy worked hard to make sure they knew how much they cared for always. I know they are both in heaven trying to get God to bend the rules on partying. Missy was a great hugger she said so when I got one from her at Shelby’s house. So sorry for the ones who loved Missy and the ones she loved back. 🙏❤️

  5. Wendy Pridgen

    This amazing woman lit up the world with her smile. There has never been a more positive, more generous, more beautiful person, inside and out. This earth will be a darker place without her, but heaven is shining much brighter now that she is there. It was an honor and my greatest pleasure to call her my best friend in high school. We rode horses together, we worked at KFC, played softball, spent many a day on the beach, and danced many nights away to funk music. This world would be a much better place with more people like Missy.

    My deepest sympathies and prayers for Shelby, the beautiful grandkids, Cheryl and Jimmy.

    Give Courage and Skyrocket carrots for me, give hugs to your Mom and Dad for me and looking forward to a trail ride and hearing your laughter again when I get there. Love and miss you Missy Bob.

  6. Debbie Lacy

    My was always a bright light matter how rotten you would be feeling..she warmed you with a huge hug and an I Love You…RIP Sweet Missypoo!!! Til we meet again..Your DebDeb

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