Melanie Lynne Williams Delaune died Sept. 20, 2019 in Lampasas.

A graveside service will be held Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. at Nix Cemetery. Sneed Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements.

Melanie was born in Weslaco on Feb. 23, 1960. Her family moved to Lampasas in 1965, where she lived most of her life. She also briefly made her home in Stephenville, Waco and Round Rock.

She spent 20 years with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

After the death of her father, Richard “Big R” Williams, Melanie continued his work with the children’s ministry His Kids.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Delaune; uncle Ronnie Williams; brothers Rick Williams and Michael Williams; children Leslie (Rodhi) Schaub, Jarrett (Holli) Schaub, Adam (Elizabeth) Delaune, Tony (Natalia) Delaune and Douglas (Jen) Kahlstrom; grandchildren Ethan Butler, William Brown, Oliver Brown, Jovi Schaub, Lou Schaub, Leni Schaub, Adriana, Everett and Anthony.

Melanie was preceded in death by her mother, Mary “Nancy” Williams, in 2011 and her father in 2017.

To donate to Querencia His Kids, call 512-525-6292.