Melanie L. Crow

Born on December 2, 1978

Departed on September 24, 2017 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Melanie L. Crow- Age 38, passed away unexpectedly and senselessly  on Sunday, September 24, 2017, while attending Burnette Chapel Church of Christ.

She is survived by her children, Royce Smith, Jr. and Breanna Smith; father, James Crow, and mother, Sheila Crow; sister, Bridget (Ronnie) Polson; grandparents, J.R. and Linda Williams, and Jane Clifford.

A Celebration of Melanie’s life will be on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 12:00pm, at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 1:00pm until 8:00pm, and on Thursday from 9:00am until the service time at 12:00pm at West Harpeth Funeral Home.

101 Comments to Ms. Melanie L. Crow

  1. ChanceLight Human Resources Team says:

    Breanna, RJ and Family:

    I am so sorry to hear of Melanie’s death and I want to express my most sincere sympathies to you and the family during this difficult time. Melanie was a highly valuable and respected member of the ChanceLight team and the effects of her passing are already being felt here by all of her coworkers.

    Melanie was a wonderful employee who understood the meaning of the word “team.” She was always more focused on the good of the company and the CBO department than on her own benefit. She made many great contributions to the company and helped it move forward in numerous ways. Her work here will not soon be forgotten.

    Please accept my sincere condolences for you and the family. Melanie was a remarkable woman and everyone at ChanceLight is better for having known her. For those of us that had the privilege of calling her “friend” outside of work, we were humbled by her kindness and compassion to everyone around her.

    She will be greatly missed and everyone here is saddened by her death. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and friends during this difficult time.

    With sincere sympathy,

    ChanceLight Human Resources Team

  2. Ginger Brent Hartmann says:

    There are few words I could give to console you. I first met Melanie when she was a child when I worked with her dear mom at Park View Medical Center. My heart goes out to you all, and I am so incredibly sorry. I pray for justice in this senseless tragedy, and I pray God drapes you all with His comfort as only He can give. Much love and my deepest sympathy.

  3. Dennis Humphries says:

    I’m so sorry about Melanie. I am praying that God will give strength to RJ and Breanna and the family. This should never happen at anytime but especially while attending Church. May God be with all you is my prayer.

  4. The Tolon Family says:

    We are sorry to hear of Melanie’s untimely death. She was a very loving and kind-hearted woman. She loved everyone regardless of their imperfections. Her heart was filled with joy and her smile could light a room. She was a great mother and loved her children dearly. We are praying for healing and uplifted spirits as Melanie’s family and friends do their best to cope with such a tragic loss. We hope that you accept our condolences. Melanie will truly be missed.

  5. Debby Flowers says:

    Melanie would always put others first and loved all of us just as we are, but what I remember most is how she loved her children more than anything. Everyone who knew her knows how much she enjoyed cooking and the awesome dishes she used to fix. Knowing that cooking is not something that I can do well, she would give me ideas, encouragement, and advice on how to create something new for my family. One day I asked her if she ever got tired of cooking the way she did every night. She looked at me and said “No”. She said it was one of the ways she showed her family how much she loved them. Melanie will always live on through her children but she will be greatly missed by many here on earth. Praying that her family feels God’s arms wrapped around them in comfort during this time and in the days ahead.

  6. Colleen Dodson says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss….so senseless….God bless you all and your Melanie….Godspeed….my ❤ breaks for Ciyou all xoxoxoxoxo

  7. Colleen Dodson says:

    My ❤ breaks for you all

    • Donald Johnson says:

      I do not know the young lady but my heat goes out to this family. I’m a pastor in Memphis. When I heard of this I prayed. If there’s anything I or our church can do let us know. Oak Grove M B Church. 7317 highway 64. Memphis Tn. 38002. 901 388 2752
      Sr Pastor Donald Johnson.

  8. jenn says:

    Light and Love to extended family and friends

  9. Wendy Garrett says:

    Sadly missed by all former coworkers and friends at HCA. Praying for peace for your family.

  10. Cristy Ford says:

    I worked side by side as cubicle mates with Melanie for 2 years at Pasi. We had many long talks about life, the good, the bad, the happy, and the sad.. She was a precious soul who felt the need to always place others before herself. Her love for her children was known by anyone who met her. Melanie, thanks for the laughs, the tears, the sharing of your leftovers but most importantly your friendship. I will miss our late night conversations. I love you my precious friend. Rest Easy. May your children and family find peace in knowing you are safe in the presence of our Lord and Savior.

  11. Sister Christian says:

    I did not know Melanie but my heart is broken from her senseless passing. Please know that I am praying for all her family and church family. I pray love and comfort and healing on the family. Words can’t express how deeply sorry I am for your tremendous loss.

  12. Kim Beck, Central Billing Office Supervisor says:

    I worked with Melanie just a short time at ChanceLight, Inc but I know she loved the Lord and her children with all her heart. I know we in the Central Billing Office will miss her terribly! This is such an unthinkable tragedy but we can take comfort in knowing she is resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior until He returns. Rest In Peace Melanie. I offer my sincerest condolences to Family and friends as we mourn the loss of such a lovely person!

  13. Sara Williams says:


    Thank you not only for being my amazing neighbor at Chancelight but a remarkable, loving and caring friend. I was so excited when I helped you move desks because we were closer and could just stand up and see each other. Your love for Jesus Christ shined through your eyes when we would take about him on breaks and lunches. How your life has changed with God by your side and inviting me to join you in worship at church. Im so sorry I never went.

    RJ you are such a sweet and talented young man. My boys enjoyed meeting you. We only stayed about 20 mins at the pool but it is 20 minutes I’ll never forget. The “waterboy” kicked us out. He said, “too many people per resident.” That’s the day I seen the sassy side of your mom. Lol

    Breanna I haven’t met you yet but I feel like I already know you through your mom. She loved you both more than words can describe. She is so proud of you and your determination.

    My sincere condolences to you both. I will be praying for the whole family. God bless you all and know I will do anything I can to help.

    God bless.

  14. Al & Amy Schmid says:

    We are so saddened to hear about Melanie’s death at the hands of a gunman at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. God bless your family and friends during this difficult time. Prayers for everyone.

  15. Angie greer says:

    I am so sorry this has happened Melanie was a wonderful person and every memory I have of Melanie is one full of laughter and her bright smile! I am so sorry and my heart hurts for you and the family. Prayers for peace and healing .

  16. Angie Lynch says:

    So very very sorry for your loss. May you feel comforted by all the wonderful memories and the peace only available by our Heavenly Father. So senseless and way too soon, again so very sorry. Prayers prayers and more prayers for all family and friends.
    Angie Lynch

  17. Cheryl Moore Johnson says:

    I didn’t know Melanie personally, but I knew the Crow family very well . I grew up with Gatha her cousin because when you grew up in west Nashville you knew everybody . My heart breaks for the crow family and of course her children! Her death was just a senseless act done by someone who was a evil person . We may never know the reason why this happened, but has a Christian I know our lord was there with her and he put his arms around her and carried her to heaven . Heaven got a beautiful Angel on Sunday. I know she loved the lord and her faith was strong I know this because of listening to her two children saying on tv that she loved to go to church it always uplifted her . These two sweet little children have suffered a horrible loss in there life by loosing there mother to such a tragedy . I love the Crow Family and I will continue to pray for them and for Melanie’s 2 children. God Bless Y’all

  18. Joye Atkinson says:

    I know your hearts are heavy and you miss having me there
    But now I’m resting with the Lord and free from every care
    I was welcomed in by Abraham and he took me by the hand
    He said I’d like to welcome you to that blessed promised land
    Then Jesus stood before me and he held onto me tight
    And he reassured me you all would be alright
    He led me down the streets of gold and running to meet me
    Were many friends and loved ones I had longed to see
    People I didn’t know came up to me and said
    Because you gave of yourself God saw that I was fed
    As difficult as it may be please don’t hold a grudge
    Remember this my loved ones God alone will judge
    Please don’t be sad and mourn for me I’m doing what I love
    Serving God and guarding you from heaven up above
    Soon we will be together never more to part
    Until then just remember I’m as close as your heart

  19. tracey says:

    I wanted to send my love to you…and to let you know, I’m praying for you…May GOD hold you close…GOD bless you…

  20. Michael L White says:

    My condolences to the family. May the Lord,be with the family during this time of mourning.

  21. Sandra New says:

    I am sending my sincere sympathies from here in south Georgia. I didn’t know Melanie, but I am so sorry for her family and friends loss. Knowing that our sweet Lord will wrap you all in his loving grace and help you through these trying times. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are there with y’all !!

  22. Karen Willhelm says:

    My prayers for all of your family’s! May God comfort and give you peace. Dear Lord we ask that you please show this family your love! In Jesus name I pray Amen and Amen! RIP MEANIE CROW😢😔🙇🙏

  23. JR and Linda Williams says:

    She was wonderful granddaughter we all loved her very much our holiday will never be the same. When she was little learning to all ask for cookie then she was Nick name was here comes cookie. Nannie and Papa are very sad.

    • Gary & Delores Williams says:

      Praying for both of you, J.R. & Linda. We love ❤️ y’all. May God comfort all involved in this senseless tragedy…RIP Melanie.

      • Linda Smith says:

        Gary, please pass on our thoughts and prayers to your friend and employee, JR and Linda. What a tragic loss…how sad we can’t be safe in our places of worship. God must be very sad too. Praying for comfort and peace for Melanie’s family and friends.

    • Janice M Haskins says:

      Virginia, David & Janice Haskins (Debora & Tommy Winbush)

      sends prayers for your family may the peace of gods love be with you …

    • Jill Clifton says:

      Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers all the way from Lawrenceburg,TN.

  24. Amy Hardeman says:

    I never met Melanie, never knew she existed until this past Sunday and the horrible events that took place which ended a life far to soon. But even though I never met her, she is my sister in Christ and so today I mourn with the family and the church family. Bible teaches us to always be ready for we know not if tomorrow will come. I think Melanie was ready. God bless you all and may He spread His arms open wide and cover you all with His amazing grace. May you all keep the faith and continue on and may you turn to His word which comforts us and sustains us through all of life’s trails whatever they may be.

  25. Shermica H says:


    You will be missed. We had such a good time working together as PASI. I enjoyed all the conversations about what you were cooking for dinner. You will be missed. I pray for your family and friends. See you soon friend!

  26. Sister in Christ says:

    Although I did not personally know Melanie, she was my sister in Christ. My heart breaks that her life was taken so suddenly and senselessly. My prayer is that God will bring comfort, peace, and healing to her family. God Bless All of You.

  27. Vickie Mains says:

    Cordova Church of Christ in Rancho Cordova, CA is praying for everyone touched by this awfulness. We are sorry for the loss of this Sister in Christ and the senseless way she was taken.

  28. Janet & Mark Campbell says:

    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends of this precious soul! So very sorry for this senseless act to take this child/woman of God!
    Just wanted to let you know We’re thinking of you all in Morganton NC.

  29. Montagne McDonald says:

    I am saddened by the news of Melanie Crow’s passing. We worked together at nThrive and she was always nice. Her passing has been felt throughout or office, and we send our condolences to the family, and friends of this wonderful soul. I am praying for you in this time of mourning.

  30. paul daniel margraff says:

    You all are family and I am broken but proud of your dear, clear and gracious response to this turn of events. You represent the Church of Christ and His extended family very well. In the rough waters ahead, allow us–your brothers and sisters all around the world–to be there for you. Please!

    They will know we are Christians by our love.

  31. Blair Berty says:

    I am so sad by this tragedy. You were such a wonderful friend and I will miss our conversations. You were my movie buddy, the only person that could get me to a scary movie=) I will miss you so very much I don’t even have the words to express it. I am praying for your sweet children, I know you loved being a Mom first and foremost. I am going to miss you terribly

  32. Lisa Felts says:

    My heart breaks over the sudden loss of Melanie. My thoughts, prayers and love goes out to the family. Please take comfort in wonderful memories and knowing that she is with God and you will see her again one day.

    Psalm 34:18

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

  33. Melissa says:

    Your Christian family in Dripping Springs Texas will be keeping you all in prayer. ❤️

  34. Pam webb says:

    So very sorry for your loss.
    Our prayers for comfort and healing are with you and all those who knew.
    God bless
    Pam Webb
    Leipers Fork Cof C

  35. Doyla says:

    Prayers for all the family, christian family and friends. May God comfort and provide peace to you all. In Christian love from Texas

  36. Barrosse says:

    To all our Brothers and Sisters Christ we are so very saddened this happened we are praying for you all -i———— <3 In Him.
    S. Trail Church of Christ
    Sarasota Fl

  37. David Ferneyhough says:

    I am so sorry for the loss…but rejoice in Rev.14:13 “Blessed are the dead who die IN the Lord”. Though I live in SC. we are brethren. RIP my dear sister…….God bless the family.

  38. sister in Christ from Plant city . says:

    As a sister in Christ our hearts break for all the family, especially her children,Our prayers are with you dailey and the future that God will bless all of you with peace.I totally understand ,we also lost a child much younger .Our hearts cry with you during this time

  39. Nadia (Watts) Huff says:

    Mandy birthday and slumber parties as a young girl come to mind when I think of Melanie. We attended elementary and high school together. The good times we had as children will not be forgotten. Melanie was always kind and a good time, lots of laughs. I’m thankful for having gotten the chance to be touched by her life. I’m thankful to know that she knew the Lord, intimately, and I hope I join her one day in heaven. Melanie and I had messaged a few times and kept up with one another on social media. Without ever having met her children, it was evident how much she loved them, and she was an amazing mother. To her children, mother, father, sister and all of those who loved Melanie, I pray that you feel the peace and comfort that can only come from above. I pray that God will pour an extra measure of strength on you in the days ahead. My prayers will continue for you not only now, but in the future. God bless your family.

  40. Christian Sister in Canada says:

    Hugs and prayers for you all! ❤

  41. Marsha Scott says:

    My heart aches for these children and the entire family.Their young lives have been forever changed at the hands of an evil person.My prayers are with your family now and always as nothing can change this brutal attack.Prayers for entire church and especially all the victims who got shot.Pray you recover and can find peace to move on.I am sick with sadness this has happened in any church .Gods Blessings with all in congregation .A Sister from Church of Christ in Menifee, Ca.

  42. Judy Rinkenbaugh says:

    I do not personally know this dear sister, but I do know her death will have a major impact on so many people. She sounds like a remarkable lady. May God bless you all and give you strength for today and hope for tomorrow. Thoughts and prayers are being sent for family and friends.

  43. John Cloyd says:

    I did not know Melanie, but my heart is broken over this. Prayers for family and friends.

  44. Yolanda Moye, Central Billing Office says:

    I will truly miss Melanie’s beautiful smile and sweet spirit. Enjoyed working with her. 🙂

    May beautiful memories bring you peace during this difficult time. My heart goes out to the family and church, at your painful loss. Praying that God will continue to comfort your heart with a garment of praise for your heaviness and joy for your sorrows.

    Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

  45. Mike Noble says:

    My deepest condolences to James and the rest of the family. May God bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  46. Melissa Bruns says:

    From another sister in Christ in Mississippi. .prayers to the families and especially her children. This world is not my home. .I’m just a passing through. .my treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue. .I can’t be at home on this world anymore.

  47. Barbara kirkland says:

    I’m so very sorry that this has happened we are praying for your family. Barbara Kirkland
    Rainbow church of Christ
    Gadsden. Al

  48. Judy Haynes says:

    As we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. I am truly heart broken for the loss of this dear sister. Prayers for her children and family. God give you comfort in the coming days as only he can. Judy Haynes Clarkson Church of Christ, Clarkson, KY

  49. Sharon Garibaldi says:

    As a members of the Church of Christ, Melanie was our sister. I am so sorry that this tragic and senseless act took her. But, we have the assurance that she’s in heaven and that she will be reunited with her family one day. May God bless you, her children, parents, extended family, and friends, as well as her brothers and sisters at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you all as you say goodbye to this special person.
    Sharon Garibaldi Central Church of Christ San Jose, CA

  50. Jewel James says:

    My prayers and condolences to family and friends, though my sister in Christ was so senselessly taken from this life, joy will come in the morning, God Bless, with love from Jewel James, Jackson SC church of Christ

  51. Karen McElroy says:

    To the family of Melanie Crow
    I send love and prayers to you all. I am a Christian and it deeply touched me . She was a beautiful women and she is an angel now I am sure. Lost a lot of family mom and dad and husband and it goes on. Love to the precious children many blessings to you all. 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

  52. Karen McElroy says:

    Love to you all

  53. Karon Connor Reinmann says:

    Melanie was my 2nd cousin. I hadn’t seen her in years but we had corresponded on Facebook. It was so good keeping in touch after so long. My heart breaks for Sheila, Bridget, Aunt Jane, JR, James and Melanie’s two precious children. You all are in my thoughts and prayers! Much love to you all! I know that Melanie is rejoicing in her heavenly home! ❤️🙏🏻❤️

  54. April Wilson says:

    Your brothers and sisters from Vaughn Hill Church of Christ in East Alton, IL send our love and prayers as you go through the next couple days preparing for Melanie’s funeral. The days, weeks, months, and years to follow will be forever changed. We may not know Melanie and family personally, but we do know that we all worship the same God and believe and trust in His word. It is obvious that Melanie has left a huge impact on all who knew her. May God be with you all until you meet again.

  55. Joni Elswick says:

    Breanna my heart just breaks for your loss. I can still remember the first time I met your mom and we talked about our daughters. We talked about getting them together. Little did we know you and Alexus already knew each other and were besties. Iam praying Gods comfort over all of you. Iam sure you already know but she loved you so very much.

  56. Barbara Sandridge Winchester , tenn 37398 says:

    I didn’t know Melanie but it was such a devastating accident to have happened to such a sweet and innocent person. you can tell that by all of the comments given by her friends and family members. to her sweet children I thought that was two brave sweet kids that spoke on TV about their sweet dear mother being gunned down with her precious life being taken. they spoke so have my deepest sympathy and all of you friends and family will be remembered in my thoughts and prayers. just remember Jehovah God Loves you and he cares for you and you can throw all of your burdens on him and he will see you through this difficult time. love to all of you Barbara Sandridge Winchester, Tenn

  57. A Sister in Christ from Oak Grove, Mo says:

    Words of comfort do not seem adequate but please know so many feel your loss and are offering prayers asking to provide your family with what they need to bear the sadness.
    …”be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life.” Rev 2:10

  58. Margaret Knight Johnson says:

    My deepest condolences to the family & friends of Melanie. My heart broke upon learning of this very sad news. May God bless and comfort you all during this very difficult time, and please know that so many brothers & sisters in Christ in Georgia are praying for all of you. ❤️🙏🏻

  59. Nancy Bartles says:

    Dear Sweet Family,
    There is a special chapter in our lives that Melanie was written into. She was a sweet friend to Christine and that lit my heart. My minds eye will ALWAYS remember her unique way of wrinkling her nose and squinting her eyes when she laughed hard. She left behind 2 beautiful children that will carry on her legacy by being kind and gracious as they are. With much love and heartfelt sympathy. May you all find strength in knowing that she was loved .
    Nancy Bartles

  60. Garry & Rachael Hensley says:

    We are so deeply saddened by this tragic event and the loss of our sister in Christ. Please know our prayer’s are with you all. We all have the gift of eternal life and know we will spend eternity together with our sister. Our prayer’s and love go with you all.
    Garry and Rachael Hensley
    Northside Church of Christ in Jasper, GA

  61. Cynthia and Dale Sewell says:

    Dearest Bridgett, Ron and Family, Words cannot express mine an Dale’s heartbreak over your tragic loss. We have you constantly in our prayers. Also the prayers of our church members are lifting you up continually. I pray that God will give you comfort at this time and grant you a peace that passes all understanding. So thankful that she was a believer and knew the Lord. God Bless, we love you.

  62. Suzan Dubrock says:

    Sending love, prayers,and condolences during this incredibly heartbreaking and difficult time.

  63. Neville Buchanan says:

    The Summit Church of Christ, Cold Spring, KY brethren were saddened to learn of our sister’s departure from this world. Our prayers are with Melanie’s physical and spiritual family.

  64. Sister in Christ says:

    Sending prayers of comfort for her family and friends.

  65. Patricia Taylor says:

    We sat side by side for years at PASI. We were amogst the top collectors and were the fist of three to start the MCR and MCD department. You were the best cook and we went through some of the same things in which we were going to get together to catch up. We didn’t get that chance but I thank God that we were able to get in touch before he took you home. Being around you, I knew you loved the Lord and your beautiful children. You are free now from hurt and pain and God has given you your wings to fly! You are greatly missed! Love you much!

  66. Jerri Gupton and Family says:

    So sorry for your loss. Will pray for comfort, peace and healing for the family, friends and her church.

  67. Tim Grisham says:

    My PRAYERS are with YOU ALL!!!!!!!

  68. Jennifer Jenkins says:

    I am so very sorry for Ms Crow’s family and Church of Christ family. It breaks my heart that they are all going through this. Y’all are in my prayers!!!

  69. Laurie Forsythe says:

    Mira Loma Church of Christ in California
    send our prayers and heartfelt
    Condolence to the family and her Church family.

  70. Jane Stewart Flatt says:

    Shelia, it’s been years since we’ve been together. College, marriage, children tend to separate friends when they grow up. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your daughter. I never had the pleasure of meeting her, but as a Mother and grandmother I can share your pain. May God comfort you and be with you through this loss.

    Forever Friends,

  71. Gary Barrett says:

    To The Family And Friends Of Melania Crow,

    As a former member of Burnette Chapel Church Of Christ, I would like to take this moment to extend my deepest sympathy.

    May the comfort and love of our God be strength to help you during this difficult.

    I have been listening to Ray Walker’s congregational, Church Of Christ music and may the hymn, ” Anywhere Is Home”, have some peace during this time of this trajic loss.

    Again, my deepest sympathy and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Gary Barrett.

  72. Roger D. Sowers says:

    A life too short….May God welcome you to his peace and love forever.
    For those left behind the love is eternal…

    Roger Sowers

  73. Arlene, sister in Christ from Waterford, Mi says:

    Thoughts, sympathy and prayers are with Melanie’s children, family, friends and church family.

  74. Michelle Givan says:

    May God bless and keep you.

  75. Daniel Douglas says:

    I am very sorry. I will pray for Melanie ‘s loved ones, especially her children and all those,who are victims of this tragedy. Phil. 4:6-9. We all need to look to Jesus Christ in love, trust, and obedience, Hebrews 5:8-9. He will never forsake us, and He will cleanse us in His blood, Revelation 1:5; Hebrews 9:14. “To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. “(Romans 16:27)!

  76. Davis Family says:

    Our family would like to express our deepest condolences for your loss

    Isaiah 25:8
    He will swallow up death forever
    And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.
    The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
    For Jehovah himself has spoken it.

  77. Jessica Schimborski says:

    Although we did not work together long- Melanie touched all of us with her smile and thoughtfulness. This is a tragic loss to so many. Godspeed to all of her family and friends.

  78. Alisha Bass (Chancelight) says:


    Thanks for sharing your world with me as I related in so many ways!! You showed me strength beyond compare and inspired me to stay strong!! You were truly an angel that crossed my path. Rest In Peace sister.

    Breanna and RJ. You both were the true loves of her life. She talked about you both so much!! I know you know that your mom is now always with you!

    To her parents: Be proud of the woman you all raised. She was sweet and strong. She cared about others so much.

    My condolences to you all. God bless you, comfort you, and keep you now and always.

  79. Tonja Mack says:

    From my family to yours,our hearts go out to you and we will keep you in our prayers. Just know that Melanie will be forever with in your heart and soul.Keep God first and he will take care of you and he will never forsake you. It was truly a great joy to work with Melanie each and everyday and I am glad that I was blessed to have met her.

  80. Rick and JoAnn Timmerman says:

    My husband & I were visiting Nashville last week and attending another congregation when this tragic event took place.
    We live in Costa Rica and you can be sure that your brothers and sisters in Christ far, far away are holding you in prayer.
    Press PRINT and save these wonderful messages so you can always remember the love flowing to you.
    Our hearts are broken, too.
    Love from Rick & JoAnn Timmerman
    Grecia, Costa Rica

  81. Donna Dyer says:

    I didn’t know Melanie at all. But, I am just so saddened by her passing…I read a lot of the comments and I can tell she was very much loved and respected…I guess the Lord had a plan for her to be with him…..I pray you find peace…..I want to send my sincere condolences to the whole family…..May God bless you all.

  82. Sara Platt says:

    I worked with Melanie at Pasi for several years. We had many talks about TWD, church, family, kids, and food. We always made sure to discuss TWD every Monday morning in the break room. She is such a sweet, bubbly, kind and gentle soul. She always talked about her children with a proud smile and glowing light in her eyes. They made her smile ear to ear. Thank you Melanie for sharing all your thoughts, cheerful posts & precious smile & personality with all of us. I know we will all miss you dearly! May your children and family find peace in knowing you are safe in the presence of our Lord and Savior. May God bless your whole family. Until we meet again

  83. Steev Waller says:

    Our sincere sympathy to the family, both the earthly physical family and the spiritual church family.

  84. Roger & Cinda Cowdery says:

    Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  85. Robin Wilson says:

    Our family has been so upset hearing of the tragedy that occurred at your congregation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! What a comfort to know you will see Melanie again one day in heaven. May you be comforted by the Lord, you family and friends. Her memories will forever be in your hearts.
    Robin, Tommy and Zack Wilson
    Tara Church of Christ
    Jonesboro, Ga.

  86. Lisa says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers go up for your family from Brandon Florida. May God bring you comfort at this very sad time

  87. Tommy & Carol Laney says:

    So very sorry for your families loss. We are praying for our Forever Family that attend the Burnette Chapel church of Christ.
    Tommy & Carol Laney
    Fort Payne church of Christ

  88. Ed & Donna Roberson says:

    We attend the Albemarle Church Of Christ. It saddened our congregation to learn of the tragedy that struck your church family. Our hearts hurt with and for each one.

  89. Ricky and Debra Hudson says:

    We attend the Gridertown church of Christ in Opp, Alabama, and never met Melanie, but she a sister in Christ. Our prayers and condolences to your family.

  90. Greg Murphy says:

    It’s hard to think of what to say. Nothing can ease the pain you are feeling except time, but we can have peace in knowing that God keeps his promises and all of us who trust and obey will be together again in a much better place where there will be no tears or sorrow. Love and prayers go out to all…

  91. Derrickson Family says:

    I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends. During such grievous times as these, words seem to be of little comfort. Our Heavenly Father Jehovah, who created us, has the ability and desire to undo the effects of death. At Hosea 13:14, He promises to empty the graves of our loved ones. Our tears of pain will turn to tears of joy! My hope is that God will comfort you and bring you peace until His promise is realized. With heartfelt sympathy.

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