Melanie Clark Crabtree
Melanie Clark Crabtree, 69, of Chattanooga, was delivered by angels into the hands of her Lord, Jesus Christ, on October 27, 2022.
Melanie was born on May 1, 1953 in Bath, Maine. She was predeceased by her parents, Harold “Dave” and Ruth Clark; his brother, Raymond Clark; and her stepmother, Joyce Crabtree.
Melanie is survived by her husband, Greg Crabtree; his siblings, Randy Clark and Heidi Clark Eldridge; his nephews, Clark and Chandler Eldridge, and Keith Harris; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and many cousins in Maine and New Hampshire.
Melanie’s life’s work has been as a clerk in Hamilton County Criminal Court. She served the county as a bench clerk for Judge Doug Meyer and Judge Barry Steelman. Melanie has mentored many clerks during her tenure. Her work ethic was impeccable as she continued to work through chemotherapy, radiation and the fatigue that came with it.
Melanie cherished her travels to Maine, Savannah, GA, Charleston, SC, the Florida Coast, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Although she was born in the North, she could fry catfish and cornbread as well as any Southern girl. She had both Yankee spirit and Southern charm. Mélanie was a passionate person with a heart of gold and a notorious flirt. Among his many loves were animals, especially cats, horses and dogs. Melanie adored her family and her friends. She was an avid music lover and a music snob. Mélanie was a voracious reader who loved crime novels. She loved old movies, British mysteries, sitcoms, game shows and quizzes.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 4 at Chattanooga Funeral Home – East Chapel with the Reverend Rachel Butler Greiner officiating. A visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 3 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, animal shelters, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, or your choice of religious organizations/ religious or health organizations focused on cancer or heart disease research.
The family would like to thank the staff at Chattanooga Family Practice, Tennessee Oncology, CHI-Memorial Medical Center, NHC Chattanooga Rehab Center and Hospice of Chattanooga for their compassionate care.
Please visit www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com share his condolences with the family.
Arrangements are being made by Chattanooga Funeral Home – East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Rd., East Ridge, Tn. 37412.
Melanie Clark Crabtree