Melanie (Hunton) Bell, a remarkable woman known for her compassion, wisdom and wit, and
unwavering devotion to her children, grandchildren, friends and community, has sadly passed
from this world on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. She was born on March 4, 1960. She is the
daughter of the late Lawrence Chandler Bell and the late Hattie Lou Bell.
She was employed by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. Melanie loved gardening, cooking,
traveling, and watching her grandchildren thrive in their various activities and interests. She also
loved her job and her co-workers whom she thought of as family. Melanie always embraced a
passion for supporting her children. This ranged from helping coach their sport teams and
driving endless miles to events and activities, to helping study for exams and sharing sage on
topics of adulthood. Melanie’s community impact extended further as she volunteered with
many civic organizations, including the March of Dimes, which held great significance in her
heart. She also found joy in helping others, especially children. She helped assist in paying
fees, purchasing uniforms, and equipment for young athletes, and also helped fulfill Christmas
wishes for many children in need. She opened her home to children from Calvary Christian
Home during the holidays, and became a bonus mom to anyone who needed her. She
consistently sought ways to contribute to the community and to the lives of those she loved.
Her generosity, kindness, big heart and honest words of wisdom, brought hope and
encouragement to many.
Melanie was a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a woman of faith and loved
the Lord. The legacy she leaves behind is treasured by those who knew and loved her. Her
memory will be cherished by her surviving family and friends, including her loving children,
Chanda (Chad) Minehart of Villa Rica, Christa (Gerald) Ingle of Powder Springs, and Scott
Hunton of Dallas, as well as her grandchildren, Michaela Ryan Chosewood of Tifton, Chandler
Minehart and Charleigh Minehart, both of Villa Rica. She is survived by her siblings, Terry
(Marcia) Bell, Larry (Lori) Bell, and Angela Fennell, all of Dallas, Georgia. She also leaves
behind beloved nieces and a nephew and many great-nieces and nephews.
In these moments of mourning, let us pause to remember the beauty that Melanie brought into
our lives. Let us honor her memory and celebrate her life in continuing to spread the love,
compassion, generosity and kindness she so freely gave.
Melanie’s family will receive friends on Sunday, September 24, 2023 from 5:00 PM until 7:00
PM at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Villa Rica Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted on
Monday, September 25, 2023 at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at Melrose Hill Cemetery. Her
grandchildren have requested everyone wear beautiful, cheerful colors to honor the bright
colorful personality of their Meme.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at
www.pancan.org or to the American Cancer Society.
Messages of condolence may be sent to
www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Inc and Cremation Services of Villa Rica is
in charge of the arrangements, 770-459-3694.