Melanie Linn Harris was born on February 18, 1972 and went home to be with the Lord on August 14, 2023. She is preceded in death by her father Larry Huggins. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Duane Harris, her children Timothy Tyler (Caitlin), Carson Harris, and Ashley Harris as well as grandsons, Theo and Rohan Tyler, her mother Linda Ballinger, stepmother Kathy Huggins, her brothers Matthew Garner (Lily), Craig Huggins (Lindsay), along with 5 nephews and 4 nieces.
Melanie graduated from LaVergne High School in 1990. She attended Trevecca Nazarene University and graduated from MTSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Melanie was a faithful daughter of God and follower of Jesus Christ. Even in the midst of her five year battle with cancer, she was devoted to loving her family and caring for others. She spent her entire life faithfully serving her Lord and Savior. Her beautiful singing voice was a gift to this world which she freely used to lead her church in worship. As a pastor’s wife, she loved and served the people of Hendersonville Church of the Nazarene for the last 10 years. One of her greatest joys was homeschooling her children. She enriched the lives of everyone she encountered with her wisdom, grace, friendship, and countenance.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 18, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hendersonville Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at Hendersonville Church of the Nazarene. Burial will take place following the service at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hendersonville Church of the Nazarene (https://www.hendersonvillenaz.org/).