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Melinda Jean Hart, 48, of Deltaville, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019.

She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt, godmother, friend, and mentor. She was the rock of the family, and there was no one more loving and kind than Melinda. She had a boisterous laugh and a contagious smile. She leaves behind numerous communities who loved and adored her. Her smile and warm heart will always continue to shine through everyone she touched.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Linda Roosa and Miguel Salgado; two daughters, Kirsten Helmich and Alicia Helmich.

She is survived by her husband, Brent M. Hart Jr.; her sons, Joshua S. Helmich, Brent “Matthew” Hart III, and Phillip C. Hart; sisters, Rosa VanNostrand (Mike) and Melissa Hanigan; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Melinda also leaves behind her pets, which she adored.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Mathews. Interment will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Melinda J. Hart Memorial Fund c/o C&F Bank, P.O. Box 464, Saluda, Va. 23149. 

Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda assisted the family with arrangements.