February 27, 1978 - August 22, 2019
Melanie Holtzclaw Neal passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the age of 42 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, surrounded by family. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church, Bogalusa, LA. Melanie was employed with Louisiana Department of Health as Lead Administrative Coordinator at the Washington Parish Health Unit. With grace and poise, Melanie fought a most difficult battle until the very end. Her ability to find beauty in so many things in life was merely a reflection of her most beautiful spirit. Her witty and subtle sense of humor was as natural for her as was her infectious smile.
Melanie is survived by loving husband Jason Brett Neal of Franklinton, LA. Two daughters Clea Davis of Franklinton, LA., and Cori Neal of Franklinton, LA. Her parents Ralph And Jennifer Lee Holtzclaw of Bogalusa, LA. One brother Jesse Holtzclaw and his wife Paige of Spartanburg SC. One sister Briana Clarke and her husband Jesse of Covington, LA. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by her Paternal Grandparents Bill and Vera Holtzclaw. And her Maternal Grandparents Donald and Donna Lee.
Services will be at First Pentecostal Church in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Visitation will be on August 25, 2019 from 2 PM to 4 PM followed by the Funeral Service. Interment will be at Ponemah Cemetery.