She is the daughter of the late Wilson Lamar (Red) Pate and Helen Geneva Carnes Pate. Ms. Caldwell was a member of the Sargent, Ga., Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Bob Caldwell and a sister Phyllis Jane Pate Huff.
Melanie lived at 15 Meadowview Lane, Newnan, Ga.
Survivors include a brother, Ronnie Pate of Whitesburg and two sisters, Myra Pate Kelly of Fraser, Mich., and Beverly Pate Byous of Carrollton; and many other relatives. She did not have any children, but helped her late husband raise his son Dayna Caldwell.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, at Antioch Baptist Church.