Ashton Marvin Melton

09/26/1994 - 08/18/2023


Obituary For Ashton Marvin Melton

Ashton Marvin Melton, born on September 26, 1994, bid farewell to this world on August 18, 2023, in Charlotte, NC, at the age of 28, after a lengthy battle with leukemia. Born in Asheville, NC, Ashton brought laughter and joy to those around him throughout his life.

While his time here may have been too short, Ashton packed a lifetime of adventure into his years. He had an unquenchable thirst for exploration and loved nothing more than spending his days kayaking along tranquil waters, casting his fishing line into the depths, and cheering on his beloved NBA team, the Golden State Warriors.

In addition to his many hobbies, Ashton was a member of Fletcher First Baptist Church. He found solace in the community and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed him.

Ashton's memory will be forever cherished by his mother, Jennifer Melton Gentry, his step-father, Leroy Gentry, his brother Johnathan Melton, and his grandmothers Amy Davis and Carol Fonte. He joins his father, Randy Melton, his brother Kye Murphy, and his grandfathers Collier Davis and Marvin Melton in eternal rest.

Among those who held a special place in Ashton's heart were his dear friends Hannah Baldwin and Kathy Lanning. Their unwavering support and friendship brought comfort during his difficult times. Let us not forget his faithful four-legged companion, Callie, who was always there to provide unconditional love and companionship.

A celebration of Ashton's life will be held on Friday, August 25, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Fletcher First Baptist Church. The Reverend Roy Waldrup, David Gentry, and Jesse Lanning, his friend since childhood, will officiate the service, paying tribute to the remarkable person Ashton was. Following the ceremony, Ashton will be laid to rest at Hoopers Creek Baptist Church Cemetery between his dad and his brother.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made to support Ashton's loved ones in covering expenses during this challenging time. Please CLICK HERE or with the link provided to contribute.

Ashton Marvin Melton will forever remain in our hearts, his memory shining bright like a guiding star. He has found eternal peace, tranquility and healing with his Heavenly Father and is waiting for his remaining loved ones to join him.

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    Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow." - NU

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