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Melanie Elizabeth Blackmon

February 13, 1990 - April 6, 2021

As the tears flow, it is with disbelief that we will no longer have the greatest of times and wonderful adventures with our beautiful angel. There was so much left to do and so much creativity to utilize. A daughter we were so very proud of, and influential sister, and most of all a devoted and incredible mother to Ryker whom she formed the most admirable and unique bond. To know Melanie was to know someone with a deep soul who was incredibly easy to love and look up to; she made us better people.

Our MellBell, Melanark, Schmelly, Melagoose, Mel Mel loved the ocean, as did her entire family. She was the most comfortable outdoors where she enjoyed hunting (especially with her brothers), hiking, fishing, running, and crossfit. She was a fashionista with over 100 pairs of shoes. She had a special place in her heart for animals and children. She was an active member of Prestonwood Baptist Church where she coached a kid’s soccer team. She was a captivating woman, with a wonderful sense of humor. She had an amazing ability to make everyone laugh and she could light up a room. She leaves behind a son, who is exceptionally compassionate, sweet, kind to all, adventurous and intelligent.

Melanie was born in Dallas, Texas but lived her childhood in Carrollton attending McKamy Elementary, Polk Middle School, and graduating Newman Smith High School in 2008. She attended Austin Community College and Brookhaven Community College.

Melanie is survived by her son Ryker Garrett, her parents Karen and Howard Blackmon, her brothers Dillon, D. Trevor, and J. Logan Blackmon, and her grandmother Marilyn Blackmon.

We don’t know how to imagine life without you in it.

We miss our Melanie.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday April 15, 2021 at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. The family will receive friends during a "come and go" visitation on Wednesday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.  Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.


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Dear Howard, Karen&Family, We are all saddened to learn of the loss of your beautiful Melanie .The Lord has blessed Melanie with his gift of eternal life. May the Lord’s healing grace bless you all during this time of sorrow. Our deepest sympathy and love, Uncle John & Family Cjohn Minnucci, April 16, 2021 Melanie and I were childhood friends and I used to help babysit her brothers. I was so saddened to hear this devastating news. I will always remember how funny and silly she was when we were kids. I started loving the name "Melanie" because of her and ended up naming my daughter Melanie. Rest in Heaven beautiful girl! I know how loved you were by your family and I'll be praying for your sweet family!
Valerie Martin, April 15, 2021 Sending my love and condolences to Melanie’s family and friends. I was her roommate in San Marcos briefly, and she was a wonderful girl. I pray God gives you comfort during this time. Rest In Peace sweet Melanie. Lauren Lopez , April 15, 2021 So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
Robin Miner, April 15, 2021 The hardest part of any friendship is when it is time to say goodbye, and even though I wished I could make you stay, I know I have to let you spread your wings and fly. For life is a journey that needs to be traveled, and I am certain you'll make it through. I just want you to know and never forget that I will surely miss you. So follow your heart and never give up, as dreams and wishes do come true. I know that someday we'll meet again, so never forget I will be praying for you. Dear God, Please take care of my Dear Friend! Denise Gooden-Jackson, April 14, 2021 There are no words that we can express to ease you and you family’s pain. Melody was a wonderful young lady. Now she is an angel. It is a time of deep suffering, please know that I love you as a friend. Wishing you and family peace in this time of suffering. You have certainly been in my prayers. Our family extends our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family. Love The Hollowell Family
Martha Hollowell and family, April 14, 2021 Karen and Family, I am saddened by your news. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May loving memories of your daughter/sister be with you always. I will pray for each and every one of you that you may be comforted in days and years to come. Love,
Anne Skoczen, April 14, 2021 Dearest Cousin Karen and family, What, if anything can be said to ease the agonizing pain you must be feeling right now? I cannot imagine what you all are going through. My heart is broken for your entire family. I wish I had known your beautiful daughter. Her son is her legacy and yours and as a vitally important part of your grandson's life, you will find contentment as you love on him and see her in him. May the peace of God that passes all understanding engulf your mind and heart to bring comfort and rest and as followers of Jesus Christ we know we will see Melanie again someday. Having that knowledge can actually help bring joy and peace at this time and for many days ahead. Love, Ronette (Kim) Wilson Ronette Wilson , April 14, 2021 In one of the stars I shall be living In one of them I shall be laughing And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night ~The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupery And there is sweetness in the laughter of all the stars.. and in the memories of those you love. In loving memory and sending my love and deepest condolences to you and your family. Teri Columna & Family, April 14, 2021 I know you were going through so much and I tried my best to help you. I am so sorry and my heart breaks that you are no longer with us. I wish I had more time to show you how special and important you are. How much stronger you can be and how much potential you had. May your soul Rest In Peace. Safia shaikh , April 13, 2021 So sorry to be reading news of you passing. You were a beautiful young lady that had your whole life ahead of you and the love for your son. I didn't know you but saw your obituary on Facebook. May you rest in peace and may the love of your family care and give your son the life he would have had with you. I am so sorry for you, your son and your entire family.
Debbie Brown, April 13, 2021 The heartbreak we feel in our hearts will never really heal. The only thing we can do is step in and help those whom she would want us to help keep her memory alive.
Raymond eugene Ensey, April 12, 2021 I am so very saddened by your loss and cannot imagine your grief. My heart aches for your family. 
Shelley Foy Lovette, April 12, 2021 Please accept my condolences in the loss of your loved one, Melanie. Wishing you peace and comfort during this very sad time. Kristin Smedberg Cordy Kristin Smedberg Cordy, April 12, 2021 You have changed the order of our lives forever Jeannine LaRonde, April 12, 2021