Melanie Elizabeth Martin, 60, of Spring, TX, passed away on June 13, 2022.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 18th at the Cowboy Christian Church in Dumas, Texas at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Tommie Long officiating. She will be interred at Dumas Cemetery with her beloved family. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.
Melanie Martin was born on March 18, 1962, in Dumas, Texas to parents Glen and Jo Anne (Jody) Green in 1962. She and her husband Eric were married in 2002. They were devoted friends and partners in life.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Glen Green and Jo Anne (Jody) Jacob, and siblings Houston Green, Patricia Ann Donahoo, and Jimmy Dean Donahoo.
Melanie is survived by her husband, Eric Martin, her son, Justin Lightfoot, his fiancé Andrea LaMato and grandson, Stetson Lightfoot. She is also survived by her brother Dallas Green and wife Shawna, and her sister Bonny Headding and husband Galen. She was dearly loved by her aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Melanie graduated from Dumas High School in 1980. She was a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps from 1981 to 1985, serving as an Air Traffic Control Officer. In her role, she provided coordination and communication in airport control zones, airfields, and remote landing sites. Melanie was very proud of her service to the United States. After leaving the military, Melanie worked in management for many large corporations such as Dillard’s, Liz Claiborne, and JP Morgan Chase. She was often recognized by her employers and peers for exemplary leadership and mentorship capabilities. Melanie loved her family intensely. Her son, Justin was the light of her life. She was elated to become a grandmother earlier this year.
The family requests that memorials be sent to your favorite charity.
3 Replies to “Melanie Elizabeth Martin”
You were one of my favorite first cousin’s.
I loved talking to about our moms and how crazy they were when they got together 🤣 and their Gone With the Wind collectables. We would just laugh about the good times.
I remember you always telling me I was the funniest baby sitter y’all had when I would watch all of y’all.
You Dallas, Bonny, Houston, Kelly, and Alicia. All at the same time.
Melanie we are All going to miss you so much.
You passing away has really gotten to me and Beverley. We can’t hardly talk about you without crying.
Rest in peace our beautiful angel we love you ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Debbie- you couldn’t have said it any better. She is a beautiful angel that will always be watching over the family. If ever you hear s swoosh sound during times of duress have no fear it will be Melanie checking on you.
I worked with Melanie for many years at Liz Claiborne in Hillsboro. This was my first real job and one that I came back to over many summers and Christmas breaks. She always hired me back, and I was very grateful for that. She beamed with love for her son and was so proud of him. My love and prayers to the family.