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Melanie Swain Pratt

September 20, 2019

Nags Head – Melanie Swain Pratt, 65, passed from this life on September 20, 2019. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Melanie spent her early years traveling the world with her parents, Ashley and Doris Swain (both deceased). Her father was a U.S. diplomat whose overseas assignments included Japan, Turkey, Spain, Panama, England and Australia.

Melanie lived in Nags Head, NC for over thirty years and worked as a dental technician. She had two children: Jamie Mitchell (deceased) and Dawn Hovermale; six grandchildren: Myrceeia Hovermale, Alethia Hovermale, Idalis Joiner, Malina Mitchell, Michael Mitchell and Courtney Baxter and seven great grandchildren. Additional survivors include her brother John Howard Swain, his wife Marsha Mercant and Melanie’s two dear friends Kat MacPherson and Susan Romeo.

Her life celebration to be announced at a future date.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.