Melanie Perry

Obituary of Melanie Perry

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Melanie Jane Perry, 63, wife of Alan Perry, passed away on December 23, 2023. Born in Owenton on March 8, 1960, Melanie was the daughter of the late Charlotte O'Baion Collins and James Alton Marshall. A graduate of Franklin County High School, she went on to receive her undergraduate degree from Berea College and her Master's Degree from EKU. She worked as CDE for the Fayette County Health Department and served as KADE President for one term. After working for more than 20 years, she retired early to stay home and raise her children. Melanie attended Capital City Christian Church and Elevate Church, and served at Agape Prayer Center. She loved to participate in worship and was always heavily involved wherever she attended. A creative and talented artist, Melanie focused mainly on mixed media and watercolor. She loved people, taking an interest in everyone, and will be remembered for her tender, caring, and compassionate nature. Melanie is survived by her husband Alan; daughters Kaitlin Keaton and Madeline Evans (Alex); son David Perry (Megan); two grandchildren, Maxwell and Eleanor Perry; an aunt, Sherry Noel; and a cousin, Jane-Allison Wandell. A memorial service in celebration of Melanie's life will be held at Capital City Christian Church on Friday, December 29th at 1:00 pm. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am. Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Funeral Home. An online tribute is available at