Melanie Hall

Obituary of Melanie Jean Hall

Melanie Jean Hall of Lynchburg, age 50, passed away on February 19, 2021 at home after a long battle with brain cancer.

Melanie was born on August 13, 1970 in Lynchburg, the daughter of Joan Burnham Williams (Lyn) and Charles A. Burnham Jr., and mother to Andreana Rose Dunning, all of Lynchburg who survive her. She also leaves a sister, Katherine Thomas (Ed) of Lynchburg, a brother, Gregory Frye (Theresa) of Kent, WA, an aunt, Patricia Dalton (James) Lynchburg, aunt Cindy Johnson, Heath Mass, and uncle Raymond Burnham of Northfield, Mass, many nieces, nephews, cousins and two special friends, Glenn Hawks and  Sherman McKenna and her dog, Hank, her faithful compannion who brought her much pleasure.

Melanie graduated from Holy Cross High School and was a lover of horses and dogs. She owned several horses and participated in barrel racing events. She loved flower and vegetable gardening.

Throughtout her cancer diagnosis, surgeries, radiation, chemotherapy, and many doctors visits both here and in Charlottesville, Melanie maintained a positive and hopeful attitude.      
The family would like to thank Dr. Margaret Hobson of Community Access Network, Dr. Emily Jenkins and the staff at the Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center for their care and kindness to Melanie during this illness.

Per Melanie's wishes, there will be no memorial events but she asks that you have a drink and think of her.

Diuguid Waterlick Chpell, 434-237-2722, is serving the family. To send on-line condolences, please go to

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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Diuguid Funeral Service & Cremation-Waterlick Chapel