Melanie Thomas Hamilton
February 18, 1958 -
April 8, 2015

Visitation

April 10, 2015
4-8 PM

Service 

April 11, 2015
10:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Melanie Thomas Hamilton, age 57 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday April 11, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Fayetteville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bryan Bult officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hamilton passed away Wednesday April 8, 2015 at her residence.
A native of Memphis, TN, Mrs. Hamilton was the daughter of Donna Rier Thomas and Dr. Jim Thomas who survive. She was office manager for Mack Hamilton DDS and a member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. She loved her family, being outdoors playing tennis and golf and traveling. Her greatest joy was her granddaughter Haley Brown.
Survivors in addition to her parents include her husband Dr. Mack Hamilton of Fayetteville, two daughters Dr. Amy (Troy) Constantine of Lafayette, LA, Laura (Jonathan) Brown of Fayetteville, granddaughter Haley Brown of Fayetteville, sister Lisa (Gary) Dean of Memphis, TN, brother Dr. Jet (Elizabeth) Thomas of Memphis, TN, one great niece Virginia Grace Dean, four nephews Hunter (Whitney) Dean, Michael Dean, Parker Thomas, Sam Thomas, aunt Barbara Wennemark of Memphis, TN, and two cousins Sherrye Willett and Larry Stewart.
Visitation with the family will be Friday April 10, 2015 from 4-8 p.m at the Fayetteville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to Fayetteville-Lincoln County Library, Fayetteville A.R.P. Church or the American Cancer Society.
Higgins Funeral Home is assisting the family of Melanie Thomas Hamilton.

Video Services

40 Comments

  1. Randy & Amy Brazier

    Our hearts are so saddened by Melanie’s passing. Life has lost a little bit of its luster now that this wonderful lady is gone. Dr Mack we are so very sorry for your loss and we would have come for the visitation but didn’t find out until it was over. We will miss her so very much.

    Reply
  2. Ola Archer

    Mack, so very sorry for you and your families loss. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. Ola

    Reply
  3. Tina Peel

    So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. God Bless.

    Reply
  4. Bill Towry

    Mack I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you.

    Reply
  5. Donnie and Rita Parks

    We are so saddened for Melanie’s passing. She was a great wife, mother and grandmother. She ran the office so efficiently. When we ride by the office, or just think of Melanie’s and Lynn’s memories; they will always be embedded in our souls and hearts. Our hearts ache for you and your family and the Johnson Family. They will sadly be missed.

    Reply
  6. Joe & Joyce Brown

    So deeply sorry for your loss.

    Joe & Joyce Brown

    Reply
  7. Tim and Laura Rigdon

    To the Hamilton Family
    We were so sad to hear about Melanie’s passing. We have been gone from Fayetteville for many years but can still remember her kind voice and beautiful smile. She always had such pleasant sweet personality that made everyone around her smile. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. So very very sorry for your family’s loss.
    Tim and Laura Rigdon

    Reply
  8. Melanie Hauck Peruski

    So sorry for your lose, my thoughts and prayers for Dr. Mack and his family during this time.

    Reply
  9. Beverly West

    Mack, what a shock that Melanie has gone on to her reward. I have such fond memories of you and her stopping by to see us on your honeymoon, on your way to the Grand Canyon. Hang in there and know you are in our prayers. I love you, Bev

    Reply
  10. Jim Ladyman

    Awesome mixed doubles partner. Sweet natured but tough as nails at the net. Best memories ever. She is a cherished memory. Jim

    Reply
  11. Judy Campbell

    Dear Mack, Amy, Laura & family,
    Thinking of you all and praying you will all feel the love and care being sent to you from myself and all others who love you. Melanie was a
    beautiful person inside and out and I will miss her. Praying for you in the coming days. Love, Judy Campbell

    Reply
  12. Jim and Libby Ladyman

    The best memories playing mixed doubles with Melanie. So sweet and good natured, but tough as nails at the net. Awesome memories.

    Reply
  13. Beverly West

    Beverly West
    Mack, my heart goes out to you and yours in the loss of Melanie. She always had such a beatiful smile on her face. I will never forget your visit to us on your honeymoon as you were on your way to the Grand Canyon. Sorry I can’t be there for her service. Love you.

    Reply
  14. Richard and Janet Petrina

    Mack, Amy & Laura:
    Please know that our hearts ache with yours. Your precious Melanie was a kind, gentle and caring person. She had a wonderful smile and welcoming eyes. She will truly be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  15. Tiffany Atchley

    Dr. Mack, Laura and Amy,
    My heart is broken about the passing of Melanie. I know she is in a such better place but the dentist office will never be the same without her smiling face welcoming me as I come in. I am praying for you all as you face the following days ahead. Such joy to know we will see her again in the glories of heaven one day. Praying for Gods hands to hold you each closely.

    Reply
  16. Ruthie Jeans

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Just so grateful she is no longer suffering. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you.

    Reply
  17. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Mack and Girls,

    We are so very sorry of hear of your loss. We never encountered Melanie that she did not have that wonderful smile on her face. May your precious memories comfort you during this very difficult time. You are all in our prayers and thougts.

    Reply
  18. Oneita Wolaver

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Melanie was a sweet person, always friendly. My prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  19. Linda (Towry) Overton

    Mack and family, I want you to know how sorry I am about Melanie’s passing. She was such and sweet, fine person. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  20. L. Susan Stroup and Ruth Fife

    Mack, Amy, Laura and family, our hearts ache with yours. You will continue to be in our prayers as you make this journey.

    Reply
  21. Karen Dye

    Mack and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. When i think of Melanie I see the embodiment of a Proverbs 31 woman and a southern lady. May God wrap your family in His loving arms. Praying for you. Karen Dye

    Reply
  22. Waid Ray

    Mack/Lisa, so sorry to hear about Melanie. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

    Waid

    Reply
  23. Shirley Smith

    Mack and Family

    I am so sorry for your loss you will be in my prayer.
    Shirley Smith

    Reply
  24. Carla Watt Stovall

    I am so sorry for your loss,praying for God to give you strength and love through such a difficult time.

    Reply
  25. Carla Watt Stovall

    So sorry for your loss, keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  26. Gary and Brenda Badenhop

    Mack, Amy, Laura and family,

    Melanie was a kind, sweet, humble and caring lady. Our hearts ache for you all. You are in our prayers for comfort.

    Love, The Badenhop Family

    Reply
  27. Rick Hall

    Praying for you and your family. So sorry to here this.

    Reply
  28. Amy Osteen

    Melanie was one of those rare people who was always the same no matter who she was around. Her graciousness always came through. Because Jesus lives, we can face tomorrow. Love, Amy S. Osteen

    Reply
  29. Amy Osteen

    Melanie was one of those rare people who was always the same no matter who she was around. She always had the same graciousness. Because Jesus lives, we can face tomorrow, Love, Amy . Osteen

    Reply
  30. Nelson and Kathy Boice and Scott

    There are no words to comfort you at this time. Know you all are loved and Melanie was a special lady that was loved by everyone! Hugs

    Reply
  31. Dennis and Marie Caldwell

    So sorry for the loss of Melanie. Mack you and the girls as well as all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  32. Vickie Startup

    I remember the day Bill and I met Melanie. I remember telling Mack then she was special. Over the years it proved to be so true. She had such a lovely spirit about her. It showed on her face, in her beautiful smile, and especially her eyes. It can be said with certainty that she loved people deeply from her heart and expressed kindness out of the overflow of that love. One does not meet many people in life that exemplify graciousness as Melanie did. We are grateful to have known her. Our prayers are with Mack, Amy, Laura, and her entire family. May God bless you and give you His peace. Vickie and Bill Startup

    Reply
  33. Abby Underwood

    Dear Mack, Amy, Laura & family,
    Melanie was a very sweet friend who will be remembered fondly always. I’ll miss our horse chats! I won’t be able to attend the visitation or service but I will be thinking of you all.
    Love, hugs and prayers!
    Abby

    Reply
  34. Charlotte Brown

    Dr. Mack, Amy, and Laura,
    I have no words to express how sorry I am about Melanie. I never met a kinder, gentler soul, one who was so very vibrant. A truly beautiful lady…Godspeed, Charlotte

    Reply
  35. Rosemary Clark

    I’m sorry to hear this. May the peace of God be with you and your family, Mack.
    Rosemary Clark

    Reply
  36. Ben King

    We are so very sorry for your loss. She was a special lady who loved her family so very much.
    Ben and Regina King.

    Reply
  37. Rickey Honey

    Prayers to all the family! Melanie will be missed by many and was always a big help to us in the City recreation Dept.

    Reply
  38. DeLois O'Neal Thompson

    Dearest family,
    My heart is saddened for the family in the loss of a wonderful lady. May God wrap his loving and caring arms around the family and I pray for peace and comfort for today and the days ahead. She will be missed by many but she made the world a better place seeing her infectious smile. Mack, I will pray for you, friend. To the girls, share your mother’s memories with your children so her life can live in them.
    With deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  39. Linda Mullins

    So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  40. Cathy Barksdale

    Melanie was a true gift from God to all who were fortunate enough to know and love her. She will be missed by all.

    Reply

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Memories

40 Comments

  1. Randy & Amy Brazier

    Our hearts are so saddened by Melanie’s passing. Life has lost a little bit of its luster now that this wonderful lady is gone. Dr Mack we are so very sorry for your loss and we would have come for the visitation but didn’t find out until it was over. We will miss her so very much.

    Reply
  2. Ola Archer

    Mack, so very sorry for you and your families loss. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. Ola

    Reply
  3. Tina Peel

    So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. God Bless.

    Reply
  4. Bill Towry

    Mack I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you.

    Reply
  5. Donnie and Rita Parks

    We are so saddened for Melanie’s passing. She was a great wife, mother and grandmother. She ran the office so efficiently. When we ride by the office, or just think of Melanie’s and Lynn’s memories; they will always be embedded in our souls and hearts. Our hearts ache for you and your family and the Johnson Family. They will sadly be missed.

    Reply
  6. Joe & Joyce Brown

    So deeply sorry for your loss.

    Joe & Joyce Brown

    Reply
  7. Tim and Laura Rigdon

    To the Hamilton Family
    We were so sad to hear about Melanie’s passing. We have been gone from Fayetteville for many years but can still remember her kind voice and beautiful smile. She always had such pleasant sweet personality that made everyone around her smile. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. So very very sorry for your family’s loss.
    Tim and Laura Rigdon

    Reply
  8. Melanie Hauck Peruski

    So sorry for your lose, my thoughts and prayers for Dr. Mack and his family during this time.

    Reply
  9. Beverly West

    Mack, what a shock that Melanie has gone on to her reward. I have such fond memories of you and her stopping by to see us on your honeymoon, on your way to the Grand Canyon. Hang in there and know you are in our prayers. I love you, Bev

    Reply
  10. Jim Ladyman

    Awesome mixed doubles partner. Sweet natured but tough as nails at the net. Best memories ever. She is a cherished memory. Jim

    Reply
  11. Judy Campbell

    Dear Mack, Amy, Laura & family,
    Thinking of you all and praying you will all feel the love and care being sent to you from myself and all others who love you. Melanie was a
    beautiful person inside and out and I will miss her. Praying for you in the coming days. Love, Judy Campbell

    Reply
  12. Jim and Libby Ladyman

    The best memories playing mixed doubles with Melanie. So sweet and good natured, but tough as nails at the net. Awesome memories.

    Reply
  13. Beverly West

    Beverly West
    Mack, my heart goes out to you and yours in the loss of Melanie. She always had such a beatiful smile on her face. I will never forget your visit to us on your honeymoon as you were on your way to the Grand Canyon. Sorry I can’t be there for her service. Love you.

    Reply
  14. Richard and Janet Petrina

    Mack, Amy & Laura:
    Please know that our hearts ache with yours. Your precious Melanie was a kind, gentle and caring person. She had a wonderful smile and welcoming eyes. She will truly be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  15. Tiffany Atchley

    Dr. Mack, Laura and Amy,
    My heart is broken about the passing of Melanie. I know she is in a such better place but the dentist office will never be the same without her smiling face welcoming me as I come in. I am praying for you all as you face the following days ahead. Such joy to know we will see her again in the glories of heaven one day. Praying for Gods hands to hold you each closely.

    Reply
  16. Ruthie Jeans

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Just so grateful she is no longer suffering. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you.

    Reply
  17. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Mack and Girls,

    We are so very sorry of hear of your loss. We never encountered Melanie that she did not have that wonderful smile on her face. May your precious memories comfort you during this very difficult time. You are all in our prayers and thougts.

    Reply
  18. Oneita Wolaver

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Melanie was a sweet person, always friendly. My prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  19. Linda (Towry) Overton

    Mack and family, I want you to know how sorry I am about Melanie’s passing. She was such and sweet, fine person. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  20. L. Susan Stroup and Ruth Fife

    Mack, Amy, Laura and family, our hearts ache with yours. You will continue to be in our prayers as you make this journey.

    Reply
  21. Karen Dye

    Mack and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. When i think of Melanie I see the embodiment of a Proverbs 31 woman and a southern lady. May God wrap your family in His loving arms. Praying for you. Karen Dye

    Reply
  22. Waid Ray

    Mack/Lisa, so sorry to hear about Melanie. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

    Waid

    Reply
  23. Shirley Smith

    Mack and Family

    I am so sorry for your loss you will be in my prayer.
    Shirley Smith

    Reply
  24. Carla Watt Stovall

    I am so sorry for your loss,praying for God to give you strength and love through such a difficult time.

    Reply
  25. Carla Watt Stovall

    So sorry for your loss, keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  26. Gary and Brenda Badenhop

    Mack, Amy, Laura and family,

    Melanie was a kind, sweet, humble and caring lady. Our hearts ache for you all. You are in our prayers for comfort.

    Love, The Badenhop Family

    Reply
  27. Rick Hall

    Praying for you and your family. So sorry to here this.

    Reply
  28. Amy Osteen

    Melanie was one of those rare people who was always the same no matter who she was around. Her graciousness always came through. Because Jesus lives, we can face tomorrow. Love, Amy S. Osteen

    Reply
  29. Amy Osteen

    Melanie was one of those rare people who was always the same no matter who she was around. She always had the same graciousness. Because Jesus lives, we can face tomorrow, Love, Amy . Osteen

    Reply
  30. Nelson and Kathy Boice and Scott

    There are no words to comfort you at this time. Know you all are loved and Melanie was a special lady that was loved by everyone! Hugs

    Reply
  31. Dennis and Marie Caldwell

    So sorry for the loss of Melanie. Mack you and the girls as well as all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  32. Vickie Startup

    I remember the day Bill and I met Melanie. I remember telling Mack then she was special. Over the years it proved to be so true. She had such a lovely spirit about her. It showed on her face, in her beautiful smile, and especially her eyes. It can be said with certainty that she loved people deeply from her heart and expressed kindness out of the overflow of that love. One does not meet many people in life that exemplify graciousness as Melanie did. We are grateful to have known her. Our prayers are with Mack, Amy, Laura, and her entire family. May God bless you and give you His peace. Vickie and Bill Startup

    Reply
  33. Abby Underwood

    Dear Mack, Amy, Laura & family,
    Melanie was a very sweet friend who will be remembered fondly always. I’ll miss our horse chats! I won’t be able to attend the visitation or service but I will be thinking of you all.
    Love, hugs and prayers!
    Abby

    Reply
  34. Charlotte Brown

    Dr. Mack, Amy, and Laura,
    I have no words to express how sorry I am about Melanie. I never met a kinder, gentler soul, one who was so very vibrant. A truly beautiful lady…Godspeed, Charlotte

    Reply
  35. Rosemary Clark

    I’m sorry to hear this. May the peace of God be with you and your family, Mack.
    Rosemary Clark

    Reply
  36. Ben King

    We are so very sorry for your loss. She was a special lady who loved her family so very much.
    Ben and Regina King.

    Reply
  37. Rickey Honey

    Prayers to all the family! Melanie will be missed by many and was always a big help to us in the City recreation Dept.

    Reply
  38. DeLois O'Neal Thompson

    Dearest family,
    My heart is saddened for the family in the loss of a wonderful lady. May God wrap his loving and caring arms around the family and I pray for peace and comfort for today and the days ahead. She will be missed by many but she made the world a better place seeing her infectious smile. Mack, I will pray for you, friend. To the girls, share your mother’s memories with your children so her life can live in them.
    With deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  39. Linda Mullins

    So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  40. Cathy Barksdale

    Melanie was a true gift from God to all who were fortunate enough to know and love her. She will be missed by all.

    Reply

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