Services for Melanie Louise Davis Hood begin with the family hour and AKA service at 10 a.m., Sept. 30, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at New All Saints Church, 4406 Liberty Heights Ave.

The youngest daughter of Anne Shervington Davis and the late Gerald Davis, the 42-year-old Hood died peacefully at home on Sept. 26, after a long battle with leukemia. She was forty-two.

The Hampton graduate went on to earn a master’s in education from Loyola College and become a certified counselor, which started her on a career path that led to eight years as a House of Ruth counselor and many years as a guidance counselor at Lemmel Middle School.

In 2004, she met, Trenton Hood. They married two years later and Melanie moved to Charlottesville. She and Trent had a beautiful and intelligent daughter, Tristyn, who is now four. When Melanie’s illness progressed, the family moved back to Baltimore so that Melanie could receive her medical treatments.

In lieu of flowers please send contributions to Crozet Elementary School, Crozet, Va. to Melanie Hood Fund.