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Erik "Melanie Ann" Yaun

Erik “Melanie Ann” Yaun, age 39, passed away on Thursday May 28th, 2020, at her residence in McDonough, Georgia.

She is survived by her mother, June Yaun; sisters, Lisa Gordon, Sheila Padgett.

She is preceded in death by her father, Irvin R. Yaun; and brothers, William Anthony Masters and Kenneth Harold Masters.

A graveside service remembering her life will be held on Friday June 5th, 2020 at 4pm at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The interment will immediately follow. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding Covid-19, social distancing will be observed.

Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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June, Lisa and family so sorry to hear this. Prayers and love to all of you. Barbara and family.

Barbara L.Farmer Jun 6 2020 12:00 AM

Melanie and I have been friends since we were 11 years old. There was a little group of us that were like the misfits club bc basically we all still wanted to be children while the rest of the kids were trying to be grown. We hit it off pretty fast and were best friends from then on. My parents always had this rule if we were going somewhere we each could bring 1 friend and often my pick was Melanie she always wanted to go if it was outdoors. We'd play for hours in the woods. Any important life event i was always her first call. If she had a crush, or when she put on a skirt for the first time. She turned to me to talk it out about almost every major decision. I say talk it out bc offen she already knew what she was doing she just wanted to tell me all about it. And boy did she love to talk. My nickname (behind her back) was Earache Yaun lol. She was BRILLIANT. Anything she wanted to do she could just do. I'd try and compete with her and at first we'd br evenly matched but within an hour she had mastered whatever it was we were trying to do. Her life was truly an adventure novel. There were times i thought she HAS to be making this up and then I'd meet the person or see picture proof and all doubts would be gone. Her and my son totally hit it off she had such patience with him and her just adored her. These last few years she visited more often and each time she'd put on a performance for us and would teach Atticus a new trick. I think she loved juggling so much bc it was the only thing that didn't come easy ton her and she had to actually practice and learn it. Now to the outside world I'm sure she took to it extremely fast. But to her it was a challenge that she LOVED. The world is a little dimmer without her in it. She will be greatly missed by ALL of us.

Becky Jun 4 2020 12:00 AM