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“With all my heart, thank you for a lot of smiles and happy times, my dear friend.Rest in PeaceSickan ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Sickan Williamson - Shirley, NY

“Family and Friends, I know that this is a very difficult time. It's never easy to lose someone you love but the Bible promises us at John 5:28,29...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Margot

“she was a great friend spent many in day in the home growing up ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Brenda Eaton smith - rich creek, VA

“I am so sorry.... ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Lyle "Bert" Delap - Roxboro, NC

“Melanie and her wonderful family were stationed at Torrejon, Spain at the same time we were. Our husbands were coaching our sons in baseball and we...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Sickan Williamson - Shirley, NY

“Jarrod. Our condolences to you and your family. The Brand Energy Solutions Team ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Keyla Villegas - Kennesaw, GA

“Jarrod, I am saddened by the passing of your mother. We have the satisfaction of knowing when this time is here that your mother is in a Great place...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Roger Prince - DeKalb, MS

“So sorry for your loss SabrinaPrayers for peace love and strength in the days ahead. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: LynnAkers - Narrows, VA - friend

“Shannon and Roger I send my sincerest condolences for the loss of your mother. I pray the Lord helps you find peace during this difficult time. Love...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Tracee Mireles - Katy, TX

“Jarrod, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers in the difficult time. May peace surround you in this time and the days to follow. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa May - Birmingahm, AL

Melanie Chambers LaFon, 68, of Narrows, VA entered into eternal peace on April 20, 2015.

Melanie was born on September 19, 1946, a daughter of the late Paul and Doris Chambers. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Cheryl Smith.

She was a graduate of Narrows High School Class of 1964 and went on to become a graduate of Roanoke School of Nursing.

Melanie was a loving mother to her children, Noah LaFon, Jarrod and Mandy LaFon, Shannon and Roger Riley, and Adam LaFon; and also a proud and caring Gran for her two granddaughters Jordyn LaFon and Kaia LaFon. She also leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her siblings, Jerry and Eileen Chambers, Sabrina Chambers and Charles Sexton, and Clark and Linda Chambers; a brother-in-law, Bud Smith; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends. Melanie was also a devoted Air Force wife to her ex-husband Lewis LaFon and doting daughter-in-law to Edna Shell and the late Noble Shell.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 2 PM at First United Methodist Church in Narrows with Rev. Jason Stubblefield officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service Thursday from 6 to 8 PM. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider First United Methodist Church of Narrows; P.O. Box 398; Narrows, Virginia 24124.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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Fairview Cemetery

Riverside Avenue Narrows, VA 24124