A resident of Baton Rouge, she passed away at 2 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2013. She was 59 and a native of New Orleans. Survived by a daughter, Nichole D. Nolan; sister, Mary Claire Melancon Fisher; brother, Dr. John Melancon; and grandchildren, Trenton, Chelsea, Kade, Karson and Katelyn. Preceded in death by her parents, Achille J. and Mary Clyde Smith Melancon; and brothers, Clyde, Stirling, Gayle and Lyle Melancon. Private services entrusted to Desselle Funeral Home.