Obituary Details

Melanie Davison

March 26, 1967 - January 18, 2018

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Time:
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Memorial Service

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Service Time:
1:00 PM

Cemetery

Location:
Pine Forest Memorial Gardens
Date:
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Time:
Immediately Following Service

Notes

**In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are preferred by the family to JDRF http://www.jdrf.org/

Melanie Leinweber Davison, 50 years old, of Wyncote, Pennsylvania, passed away from complications from the flu on January 18, 2018 in Raleigh, NC, with her husband by her side.

Melanie was born on March 26, 1967, to Nancy Schwartz and Bruce Leinweber. Melanie was married to James Davison, of Rochester, New York.

She received her MBA from Temple University in 1996 and a Bachelors in Psychology from Stockton University in 1989. Melanie was a Senior Program Manager for Lumeris and a passionate Beachbody Coach in Raleigh, NC where she’d lived for over twenty years.

Melanie was a beautiful friend and coworker who promoted clean eating and exercise. Friends will miss her eternal optimism and infectious laugh. Melanie was an inspiration to people as a health and fitness coach. With her nurturing spirit, she embodied kindness and exuded positivity in every aspect of her life. Her favorite color was cobalt blue and she loved to swim and vacation in warm places. Joyful, giving, loving, and embodying kindness, Melanie had a vibrant personality that will be missed.

Survived by her spouse Jim Davison, stepdaughter Jamie, father Bruce and stepmother Joan Leinweber. Sisters and brother Shoshana (Cindy), Dara, Suzanne, Jennifer and Adam, Nieces and nephews Samantha, Joshua, Violet, Ellie and Jonathan.

A visitation will be held at Renaissance Funeral Home from 12 PM – 1 PM. The Celebration of Life service will take place directly following at 1 PM. Internment will occur at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are preferred by the family to JDRF http://www.jdrf.org/
Posted by:
Kathy Twiddy
Posted on:
March 6, 2018
I only today learned of Melanie's passing and I am just so sorry to hear of it. She was a true light in the old days at Misys and I'm sure at Allscripts too --- absolutely taken too soon. Love to her family - she was a joy to be around. - Kathy Twiddy
Posted by:
Laura Saluja
Posted on:
February 4, 2018
childhood friends in huntingdon valley, pa from before her mom died. haven't seen her in years, but remember walking to the corner store in jenkintown to buy a kosher pickle for dinner when her dad tried to feed us liver fried rice. so surprised she is gone
Posted by:
Cait Dolata
Posted on:
January 24, 2018
Lit a candle in memory of Melanie Davison
Posted by:
Cait Dolata
Posted on:
January 24, 2018
Melanie was a beautiful woman and soul! She was kind, outgoing, and always helping people! So much love to you Melanie!
Posted by:
Shauna
Posted on:
January 22, 2018
Melanie was my first Friend at Allscripts, she took me under her wing and we went to whole food for lunch. She was so generous and kind. I am sure someone in heaven has taken her under their wing.
Posted by:
ESTHER
Posted on:
January 21, 2018
Lit a candle in memory of Melanie Davison
Posted by:
Linda Tankersley
Posted on:
January 21, 2018
Lit a candle in memory of Melanie Davison
Posted by:
Erin Feine
Posted on:
January 21, 2018
I have many cousins but Melanie was by far my favorite! I even named my daughter Melanie, after her! I lived with her when we were kids...she took me under her wing. She was kind, nurturing, and fun to be around. In our later years we talked a lot about staying and keeping healthy. She was also my beach body coach and a great motivator! I could count on an email or text every week to make sure I was doing my workouts and had the right flavor shakeology. She cared about everyone, was understanding, and thoughtful. She will always hold a special place in my heart! Cousins forever!!! :hearts:
Posted by:
Erin Feine
Posted on:
January 21, 2018
Lit a candle in memory of Melanie Davison
Posted by:
Roxanne
Posted on:
January 21, 2018
What an honor to have known and worked with Melanie since 1997. Always the positive, fun-loving spirit who was anxious to try new things and encourage her colleagues to do the same! I will forever remember her infectious smile and laugh. Prayers to Jim and the families as she will be deerly missed!!
Posted by:
sandy and mike scariot
Posted on:
January 21, 2018
Lit a candle in memory of Melanie Davison
Posted by:
Nadine Rapoza
Posted on:
January 21, 2018
Loving and kind; joyful and optimistic; inspiring us to lead healthy lives. These are words I used to describe Melanie when I met her about 2 years ago. As I got to know her better, I learned how genuinely caring and nurturing she was. When we were together, she was always watching out for me: offering me healthy choices, making sure I was hydrated, and and even physically supporting me when I had foot problems. I will cherish the short time we had together, and will look back at our online conversations as a sweet memory.


My heart goes out to Jim and all of Melanie's family!
Posted by:
Becky Warberg
Posted on:
January 21, 2018
Melanie was my co-worker last in 2007 and we have remained friends. She will forever be an inspiration as a person who was full of joy, positivity, and strength. She had warmth for all. In every single interaction we ever had, she gave a genuine compliment. She took such thoughtful care of herself and others as an inspiring fitness coach and vegan culinary artist. She was a giver and asked me regularly which autism charity she should donate to. I never saw her without a smile! I imagine her smiling at all of us now, saying, "Everything is going to be okay!" Melanie, thank you for crossing my path in this life! Becky Warberg
Posted by:
Carol Ann Maurer
Posted on:
January 21, 2018
Jim, Harry and I are in shock. We are sending our love from the West Coast. We will be at Melanie's memorial in spirit, as we have 2 performances tomorrow night. Melanie never missed a show when Harry was in AC. So we will dedicate tomorrows shows to her. Melanie was the little sister I never had. I loved her, and she was family. She will always remain in my life and will never be forgotten. Hugs to you and your family and friends.-- Harry and Kitch
Posted by:
Narvell Neves
Posted on:
January 21, 2018
Lit a candle in memory of Melanie Davison
Posted by:
Melinda Morrison
Posted on:
January 20, 2018
Love you Darren!
Posted by:
Wanda Clark
Posted on:
January 20, 2018
Melanie was my first Program Manager at Allscripts. And, she was super efficient, knowledgeable, and super positive. She recruited me as an investor for several team initiatives. And, was a regular Toykyo House buddy. My heart aches that her light will not be there for us. Praying for her husband and family.
Posted by:
jolie
Posted on:
January 20, 2018
Melanie was such a nice girl! I really knew how nice she was when leading a cross-functional team of dysfunction! I now know what a Cat Herder looks like! Positive. Generous. Smart.
Jim - My heart is with you. Please know how sorry I am. She loved you and your life together more than anything!
Posted by:
jolie
Posted on:
January 20, 2018
Beth, Mel is how you and I know each other!
Posted by:
Darren Flynn
Posted on:
January 20, 2018
I had the pleasure of working with Melanie for over 15 years at Allscripts, as a Vision road warrior and in the Program Management Office. She was a selfless and tireless coworker and such a wonderful friend to many of us. When we would travel to attend a conference, Melanie often travelled ahead of the team to get the lay of the land. When the rest of us arrived, she would greet us and have all of the answers to make our arrivals easier. My heart and prayers are with Jim and family. In my sadness, I take comfort in thinking that perhaps, once again, Melanie has travelled ahead of us and will be waiting to greet us and make our arrivals easier.
Posted by:
Liam Bernath
Posted on:
January 20, 2018
Melanie will be missed by many. She was always a light in the office and rarely did you see her without a great big smile on her face. I am saddened by this tragic outcome of the flu and I am praying for her family. Rest in Peace Melanie.
Posted by:
Carla Stancil
Posted on:
January 20, 2018
I am so very sorry to learn of Melanie’s passing. Always – she was so very kind and supportive. I can’t begin to imagine her family’s heartbreak, but please know that so many people share in that sorrow. Melanie’s memory will live on for a long, long time and with tremendous love and respect.
Posted by:
Justin Howe
Posted on:
January 20, 2018
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Melanie was so great to work w/ and we had so much fun down in the trenches... I'll really miss how friendly she was and how she could take all the nonsense at work and keep us moving forward. I learned so much from her and will greatly miss her. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers.
Justin Howe
Glen Allen, VA
Posted by:
Sarah Beth Maronpot
Posted on:
January 20, 2018
I had the pleasure of working with Melanie at Allscripts. She was a ray of sunshine, and brought joy and laughter to everything she did. My heart is heavy and goes out to her family and everyone who is fortunate to have had her in their lives.
Posted by:
Beth Gayden
Posted on:
January 20, 2018
Lit a candle in memory of Melanie Davison
Posted by:
Jennifer Younce
Posted on:
January 20, 2018
Melanie was a beautiful person in every way. It was my privilege and pleasure to work with her for several years at Allscripts. I send my deepest sympathy to family and friends of Melanie.

Jennifer Younce
Posted by:
Paula Witten
Posted on:
January 20, 2018
Melanie had a special way of reaching out to people. I met her in St. John by the pool in her cobalt blue bathing suit. Each year we connected we talked on and on about St. John which led to many other conversations. She was smart, funny very healthy always taking her walks with Jim in the early morning. Since I traveled alone most of the time, she included me into their vacation. We shared meals, sometimes she just wanted to barbecue by the pool. Even though she was a vegan she wouldn't force it on you. I really miss her chats online and her excitement to return to St John this year. I can't believe I'm never going to see her again. Jim, I know exactly how you feel. I have walked in your shoes if you ever need to talk or share feelings please feel free to contact me You are in my thoughts.

Paula Witten
Boston
Posted by:
Andy Knox
Posted on:
January 19, 2018
We also met Melanie and Jim in St. John. We've never met anyone as loving and welcoming as Melanie! We want you to know our hearts are with you Jim!

Love, Andy and Patty
Posted by:
Deidra Peacock
Posted on:
January 19, 2018
Jim, I have no words to express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. I think you know how much Melanie meant and continues to mean to me. Please call or text anytime.
Much love, Deidra, Scott, Andrew, & Matthew
Posted by:
Deidra Peacock
Posted on:
January 19, 2018
Jacqueline that was the BEST CHINESE ever. What a fun evening!
Posted by:
sandy and mike scariot
Posted on:
January 19, 2018
I have nothing but great memories of Melanie. She befriended me in St John USVI because she never met a stranger!! She introduced her and Jim and we hit it right off. My husband Mike and I have spent 17 years vacationing with them. We have so many memories and they are all fun and funny!!! Mel kept us moving with different excursions , shopping , dinner , poolside fun and more!! She encouraged me to laugh and smile more. She was always positive, happy , sparkling , bubbly. I learn alot from her. How to be more forgiving , Smile more , be more positive and never give up on some of my health Conditions. She will be sorly missed. If fact I miss her now. I’ll miss our late night IM messages also. I was so blessed to have known her. Happy trails my friend. God bless you and Jim
Posted by:
Lynn Heckerman
Posted on:
January 19, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the family of Melanie. I worked with her at Allscripts. She was a vibrant spirited person. She will be missed.
Posted by:
Sherry Thrasher
Posted on:
January 19, 2018
Jim, please know that along with your shattered heart there are many that are also broken. I cannot imagine returning to work and Melanie not stopping by my cooking station. I am so incredibly sorry to hear of her passing and miss her already. If I can do anything at all, please reach out to me. My number is in Melanie's cell phone. On behalf of Whole Foods, we do send our sincere condolences.
Posted by:
jacqueline powell
Posted on:
January 19, 2018
Jim - we are in shock as is everyone - Michael, Max, Harley, and I send our love to you - I have so many favorite memories of Melanie but I think the one that always stands out is how she showed us the city of Philadelphia and a fabulous Chinese restaurant that the kids still remember even today.
We are thinking about you and send our thoughts and prayers.
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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Memorial Service

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Cemetery

Pine Forest Memorial Gardens
770 Stadium Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587
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