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Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV

OBITUARY

Melody Renee (McVey) Wallen

4 January, 19632 February, 2020

Melody Renee (McVey) Wallen died peacefully on February 2nd, 2020 at the age of 57 after a long battle with cancer.

Melody was born January 4th, 1963 to the late Augustus and Frieda Lowry McVey and grew up in Ansted, West Virginia. She is the youngest of 8 siblings.

Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by two brothers, J.C. McVey and Sam McVey, and two sisters, Nora Crist and Victoria Kay Markivich.

Melody earned a degree in business and worked at Eriks Corporation (Lewis-Goetz/Gooding Rubber) for 30 years. While she started as a secretary, through her hard work she quickly moved up as the operations manager and remained there for the majority of her career.

She is survived by her daughters, Chelsea Wallen of Huntington and Brooke Wallen of Beckley; husband Steve of Beckley; three brothers Tom McVey and wife Bonnie of Princeton, James Conrad “Mac” McVey and wife Rita of Beckley, Richard McVey and wife Debbie of Beckley; sister Sharon Fox of Proctorville, Ohio; along with many nieces and nephews.

Melody will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, selflessness, and her ability to strike up a conversation with anyone she met. Melody remained strong and optimistic even throughout her final days.

The family would like to thank the staff of Carl Larson Cancer Center and Bowers Hospice House for their excellent work and loving care.

Services will be held Saturday, February 8th, at 2 pm at Prosperity First Baptist Church in Prosperity, WV. Gifts of sympathy should be sent to Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Beckley, WV. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com Blue Ridge Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, 8 February , 2020

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Debbie Akers

6 February 2020

James, Rita, Richard, Debbie, and family. I did not know Melody, but know some of you...so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers...😘❤🙏

Anne McCutcheon

6 February 2020

Steve and Family,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss of Melody! She was a bright light to so many, and beautiful deep down to her soul. She was the friend most could only hope for in a lifetime. I pray you may find some comfort in faith, and your cherished memories. I will pray for you now, and in the days to come. If I can do anything at all for any of you, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
Much love,
Anne McCutcheon
(Scutch)

Mary Wallen Herndon

5 February 2020

Steve, Chelsea and Brooke, Someone as beautiful and special as Melody will remain in our hearts forever. Thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort at this difficult time.
Love always ,
Mary

Brenda Ross Morgan

3 February 2020

My heartfelt sympathy to all of Melody’s family. May God hold you all extra close during this time & prayers of comfort.
She sure made this world a more beautiful place & I know heaven is more beautiful now.
My love & prayers to her precious family

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY