Melanie Dawn Burton

July 27, 1985March 25, 2019

Melanie Dawn Burton, 33, of Rand, went home to be with the Lord on March 25, 2019 at CAMC General after a short illness.

Melanie attended Farrar Memorial Baptist Church, graduated from Riverside High School in 2003 and attended WV State University. She was employed by Charleston Marriott Hotel with 13 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Cheryl Burton.

Melanie is survived by her daughter, Aaliyah Burton-Smith; father, Paul Thomas of North Carolina; grandparents, William E. and Delores Burton of Rand, Norma Thomas of Dry Branch; aunts, Sherry Redfearn (Reesie) of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, Sharon (Jon) Bailey of Elizabeth and Kathy Hale of Charleston; and a host of great-aunts, -uncles and cousins.

Melanie will be greatly missed by Karen Smith and family and many special friends. The family wants to thank the CAMC Centers for all their help and support.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, April 5, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, April 5, 2019

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Hannah Brinson

April 4, 2019

One of the best things that happened in high school was meeting you and becoming friends. You were a genuine friend and I will miss talking to you when we saw each other in the mall. You were always smiling and in a good mood. You will be missed by many and I am grateful I got to know you.

Tiffany Braxton

April 4, 2019

So many wonderful memories with Melanie. I will never forget that smile and laugher . My favorite memory is when we took dance lessons and did Girl Scouts . You will be so missed .

John Schmidt

April 4, 2019

Melanie always handled her illness with a deep and exemplary kind of serenity. It was an honor to have known her. Condolences to her family.