Per her wishes no services will be scheduled. Cremation is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.
Melanie was born Sept. 17, 1966 in Amarillo to Virginia Lee Walls Shemwell and Thomas Douglas Shemwell. She married Bryan Scott Hicks on Nov. 26, 1992 in Amarillo. Melanie enjoyed reading, going for walks and was an avid animal lover. Nothing brought more joy to her life than being with her daughters.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Bryan of Panhandle; daughters, Casey Hicks-Steward and husband Brandon of Amarillo, Andie Hicks-Stewart and husband Hunter of Killeen; a granddaughter due to arrive on Sept. 3, Wrenley Virginia Steward; brother, Ralph Shemwell and wife Melinda of Panhandle; nephew, Ryan Shemwell and wife Shelby of Hinesville, Ga.; niece, Hanna and husband Westin Williams of Panhandle; and her abundance of extended Hicks family including brothers- and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.