Melanie Rae (Dixon) Miles was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on May 26, 1953. She fought her good fight and reached her final resting place with Jesus Christ on December 19, 2012 at the age of 59 years old.
Melanie was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence E. Miles, stepmother Joyce Dixon, her brother Brent Dixon, maternal grandparents Cleo and Eddie Mae Davis, paternal grandparents Joe and Lullarae Miller, in addition to her beloved nieces and nephews: Tyra Dixon, T’nae Lowe, Lanear Dunn and Keontrell Govan.
Melanie is survived by her father Carl Dixon; mother Jeanne Davis-Dixon; daughter Faith Brandon; son Min. Lawrence Miles; siblings Michael (Lottie), Marc (Sheila), Darren (Monica), Mitchel, Kim, Marcie, Brian (Caroline) and Brad (Saundra); and a host of relatives and many friends.
Melanie Miles retired as a supervisor from the Minnesota Human Rights Department after 34 years of service. She worked diligently to eradicate discrimination and empower every person in Minnesota with the ability to enjoy all the benefits of society regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, age and sexual orientation. She received numerous accolades and commendations during her tenure.
Melanie was an extraordinary woman who loved the Lord with all her heart and worked tirelessly in the ministry. Melanie was also known for her powerful singing voice that ministered to the hearts of many.
Melanie believed in having a family structure strengthened by Love, Laughter, Forgiveness and Patience. She had a way of making you feel like you were her “favorite.” Her unconditional love extended beyond her own family to many near and far. Her legacy will continue to live on through the generations because of the lives she has touched.
Wake will be held Friday, December 28, 7-9 pm. Re-viewal will be on Saturday, December 29, 11:30 am — 12:30 pm. Funeral service will be on Saturday, December 29, 12:30 pm. All services will be at Victory Christian Center Church, 3500 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN.
Send flowers to Estes Funeral Home: 2210 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Send condolences to Faith & Lawrence Miles, 11210-B Sand Castle Dr., Woodbury, MN 55129.