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Melanie Suzanne Wade

January 18, 1980 — December 1, 2021

Melanie Suzanne Wade, age 41, departed her family on the 1st of December 2021. Melanie was a loving mother to her four children: Natalie Paige Beaty, Colton Reece Wade, Zackary Ryan Wade, and Aliya Paris Reeves. Melanie’s four children were her world. She adored her pets, animals, nature, butterflies, and sunsets. Melanie was a hardworking, memorable, kind, beautiful and compassionate woman. She always kept the biggest smile on her face, despite the circumstances. Melanie’s hobbies included art, photography, gardening, makeup, and enduring many new adventures. Melanie was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on January 18th, 1980, to mother Vickie Moon Wade and father Raymond Wade. Melanie graduated from Heritage High School in 1998. Melanie spent her time in management in multiple restaurant/retail establishments, giving her all throughout her entire career. Melanie is preceded in death by brothers Anthony Kyle and SRA Michael Shane Carpenter, and grandmother Dorothy McCroskey. Melanie is survived by her children, daughters Natalie Beaty and Aliya Reeves, and sons Colton and Zackary Wade. Aside from her children, Melanie is survived by her mother Vickie Moon Wade, brother Dylan (Kayla) Wade, and longtime partner Dale Fordham, nieces Sophia and Hadley Mae Wade, and nephew Devin Wade. Melanie’s sweet soul will be forever remembered by her family and many others. Her vibrant personality and caring heart will continue to live on through her children who loved her unconditionally. Xoxo, you will be missed forever. A celebration of life will be held at the Life Event Center at 1410 Tuckaleechee Pike Maryville, TN 37803 on Saturday December 11th, from 3:00-5:00pm. Per family request, please dress casually. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to a local animal shelter in Melanie’s name. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Melanie Suzanne Wade please visit our Sympathy Store.
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