Melanie Davis


Melanie Davis, age 51, sunset was on January 24, 2021 in Columbus, OH. Melanie was born on March 24, 1969 in Oak Hill, WV to James Davis and Willie Davis.

Melanie spent her childhood in West Virginia where she was a 1987 graduate of Oak Hill High School and she was a proud student of West Virginia State University. As an adult Melanie migrated to Columbus, OH to be with family and that is where she spent most of her years. Melanie had many interests but most important to her was her faith, fashion and family. Melanie was a member of Meridith Temple Church of God in Christ.

Melanie is preceded in death by father, James Davis; mother, Willie Davis; sisters, Doris Redd and Ellen Gray; and brother, James Davis.

Melanie is survived by sons, Jamell (Konesha) Davis and Quane Davis; daughter, Airelle Hairston; special son, Chris Harvey; grandchildren, Zamora, Zariaya, and Isaiah; brothers, Michael (Olga) Loving, Jerry (Sharon) Davis, Louis (Andrea) Loving, and Tony Redd; sisters, Mae Garland and Karen (Tracy) Rudolph; and a host of nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Visitation 1:00pm and Memorial Service 2:00pm Friday, February 5, 2021 at Marlan Gary Funeral Home, The Chapel of Peace East, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

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  1. She was an Earth Angel just like her sisters and G. MA Davis. A layer back and funny one she was. I’m gonna miss having our meetings at the jazz concerts and they way you didn’t bite your tongue sometimes that was funny. I will continue to pray for strength for all of her immediate circle. I love you Mel, and will miss you. Till we meet again.. Sending much love & strength to: Jamel & Konesha, Airel, Quane and to the three beautiful grandchildren of hers. And to : Aunt Lynn, Aunt Mae, Uncle Mike & Uncle Lewis.

  2. William & Rhonda Faulks

    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  3. I was deeply saddened to hear of Melanies passing. Your family has me and my family’s deepest condolences. Rest well Mel.

  4. Your mother and I went to school together. I shocked and saddened, she honestly stayed on my mind for days. I could tell that she loved her children and LOVED her grandchildren. She will
    be missed by many I’m sure. Rest In Peace Mel.

  5. The Bibbs Family

    The Bibbs family would like to extend our sympathy and prayers in your time of sorrow. May the Lord watch over you in your time of grief.

  6. I was so sad to hear of Melanie’s home going. But I know she is gone on to a better place of rest, where there is no more sickness, no more pain, no more agony, nothing but JOY, nothing but Happiness, Nothing but peace. Just want the family to know that “There is no sorrow on earth that Heaven cannot heal. To live in Christ and to die is Gain.” Look to the Hills from whence cometh your help as all of your help comes from the Lord. We will miss Melanie and We loved her. Praying for the family. Minister Glenda Smith and Brother Darryl Smith & Family. Cleveland, OH

  7. Monique Farrell

    Although I worked with Melanie for a short time she had an easygoing vibe that we connected on she was kind and genuine she will be missed. I pray heartfelt healing for her children she was so proud of you all and grandchildren whom she loved and spoke fondly of. My Deepest Condolences to you all.

  8. I will always remember Melanie’s sweet smile at work everyday. And the many great conversations her and I had. I did not have the chance to work with her for long, but the time that she was at NCH, she touched everyone in one way or another. Her kind soul will always be remembered. Prayers go out to your families, with much love.

  9. May the peace of God fill your hearts and comfort you in the days to come. Aunt Willie would bring Melanie down to the house to play when we were kids. I enjoyed her company — always full of joy and laughter! She’ll be missed but the memories will never fade. Rest in peace cousin Nat

  10. I was deeply saddened to hear of Melanie’s passing. I extend heartfelt sympathy and condolences in your time of sorrow. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around her children, grandchildren and family and give you peace, strength and comfort today and in the days to come. Love you all Patricia (Patsy) Summerlee, West Virginia

  11. Rosalind Canada (Jones)

    Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Isaiah 35:10

    The Jones and Walker family would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers in your time of sorrow. I pray that God will give you all peace and comfort. Love Rosaline (Poochie) Summerlee, West Virginia

  12. Dr. Trina Brown

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Melanie was truly a beautiful woman who loved her family. As her friend and classmate I will miss her.

  13. Dear Summerlee Family,
    As I sit here watching and joining you all in services of Mel from Cleveland, Ohio; my heart is so heavy… As I watched my childhood friends mourn the transition of our dear young sister, Im asking God in the name of Jesus to please overshadow each and everyone of you with his mercy and grace. Love you all so much from afar! We may be separated by state to state but not heart to heart. We will always be your family from childhood to adulthood to meeting again at home in heaven one day. Love you Mae, love you Lynn, Love you Louis and all her children I may have never met in person. You all are my family and I cry with you and pray for you this day and continually throughout this life on earth. Love and miss you all so much!
    Ada L. Hawkins(Shedrick) Cleveland, Ohio….

  14. Kenya Buffy Gibson

    RIh my dear friend I love u and so glad you were able to come and visit me at church. you will be missed lord continue to watch over her beautiful bbies I LOVE U MEL.. RIH.. BUFFY AND FAMILY

  15. Chrystal Mitchell

    Melanie was a beautiful soul. I met her at Anthem Life about 13 yrs ago. We had some nice talks at work. She was funny and I know she adored her children and now grandchildren. All who knew her liked her as a person. Fly high Melanie!!

  16. To my Aunt Mel,

    I cant begin to find the words to say. Even though you were my Aunt, we grew up together. Man you don’t know how much I loved having a Aunt that was only a year older than me. I thought that was the best thing in the world. I’m gonna miss you so much. I know its selfish of me to want to keep you here knowing your struggles but I can’t help it. There are so many memories we shared. So many things I wish we could talk about. So many things I wish I had said the last time we spoke. Now I will just cherish the memories and remember your smile. I will always remember what you would say every time we spoke. “ Hey Big Head”……

    Your up there with my daddy. Tell him I miss him. One day we will all be together again.

    I told Jamelle to call me if he ever needed anything and I will be there for him and his brother and sister. That’s a promise. I love you always. Fly Aunt Mel

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