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Visitation for Melanie Jane Mica Fairchild will be held at Smith Funeral Home in Flatonia on Thursday, March 9th starting at 10 am until 8 pm with family receiving visitors from 5pm until 8 pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 10th at 10am at Muldoon Mercantile located at 282 FM 154 Muldoon, Tx with a Cowboy send off, officiated by Mr. Charlie Stephens and Mr. Johnny Seculla. Burial will be at Flatonia Oak Hill Cemetery following the services. A celebration of Melanie’s life will be held back at the Muldoon Mercantile following the burial with a light lunch provided.
Melanie was born October 20, 1965 in Houston, Texas but was adopted by her parents Edward (Slim) and Shirley Mica and was raised in the Flatonia area. Melanie graduated from Flatonia High School in 1984.
Melanie was employed at Walmart for several years and then Fayette Memorial Hospital. She helped with the transition to St. Mark’s Medical Center, something she was very proud of. She was later employed by Wave Healthcare in San Antonio, Tx and most recently by Parobek’s Plumbing and AC in Bastrop after her and John had relocated to LaGrange.
Melanie married the love of her life, John Fairchild, on June 24, 2017 on the beach in Corpus Christi. Their love of rodeo brought them together. Melanie never met a stranger and all kids had a special place in her heart. She loved BIG!
Melanie is survived by her husband, John Fairchild, their dogs, Tink & Freckles. Step-daughter Heather Nance (Johnathon) and step-son Justin Fairchild. Step-grandchildren Evan & Reagan Nance. Her birth sisters: Michelle Upton (Steve) from Crystal Springs, MS, Delain Joyce (Cliff) from Pembroke Pines, FL and birth brother William (Billy) Jefferson Langdon II (Jennifer Kenard) from Florence, MS. 10 nieces and nephews and 17 great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her father and mother in-law, Ben and Gloria Buchanan, brother in-law, Bill Fairchild, sister’s in-law Wendy Norman (Ki) and Nancy Southworth (Jay), 3 nieces and 2 nephews, and Countless friends also survive.
Melanie was preceded in death by her adopted parents, Edward (Slim) and Shirley Mica, paternal adopted grandparents Edward and Frances Zimmerhanzel Mica and maternal adopted grandparents Dr. Robert L. and Ruby B. Morehead. Birth parents Billy Jefferson and Mary Ann Langdon. Her paternal birth grandparents William Jefferson and Mattie Sue Langdon, and her maternal birth grandparents Lewis Sr. and Beatrice Delain McManus.
Pallbearers will be Miles Svoboda, Jacob Hudson, Walt Crider, Jay Wood, Blake Olenick, Dakota Teague, Zack Miles, and Chance Brunner. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Olenick, Donald Frances, Lane Nobles, Carl Brent Mica, JC Knapp and all her Rodeo Family.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made directly to the family to assist with medical and final expenses.
Fond memories and words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.smithfuneraltx.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Funeral Home -128 East 5th Street, Flatonia, Tx 78941 Phone #361-865-3311
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