Melanie Jarratt Topping, 50, of Emporia, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019.

She is survived by her husband, Michael ‘Mic’ Topping; son, Tyler Topping; her parents, C.D. & Anita Jarratt; brother, Charles Jarratt (Jessica); sister, Cristina Link (Chris); sister-in-law, Patsy Ward (Jill Brunstad), nieces, Chelsea Daniels (Jade), Blake Jarratt and Christy Ward Pita (Jim); nephews, Austin Link, Jackson Link, Daniel Brunstad; great-nephews, Forrest & Gage Daniels and Bryce & Brodie Pita. Melanie also leaves behind her beloved canine companion, Abby.

The family received friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Virginia.

The funeral service, led by Pastor Andy Cain, was held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 at Calvary Baptist Church, 310 N. Main St., Emporia, Virginia. Interment followed at Emporia Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ty Topping, Steven Little, Kory Sheidell, Jonathan Jones, Walker Richard and Austin Link.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 310 N. Main St., Emporia, Virginia 23867.

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