Melanie Alford Nunez

October 10, 1959 - November 06, 2019

Melanie Nunez

Melanie Alford Nunez, 60, of San Marcos, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, New Braunfels. She was born on October 10, 1959, to Rita Ramos Alford and Mell Te Alford in Beaumont.

Melanie left this Earth doing what she did best, being on the go. Melanie was a proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and went on to a life of service as an educator for over thirty years. She loved to be on the go and believed in the motto to live life to fullest, which is what she did! She adored her family and as the vice matriarch was always the rock that held her family together. She loved to plan trips, parties and adventures with her husband, her daughter, her family and friends and had the ability to make everyone around her feel special, appreciated and seen. Melanie’s passion for others could be seen through her commitment to the community through her service in many organizations and services. Time with Melanie was times of adventures, joy and laughs. She lived a life of no regrets and encouraged all those around her to do the same. 

Survivors include her husband of twenty-four years, Kevin Nunez; daughter, Rita Miller and her husband, Justin; sister, Michelle Rasa and her husband, Ronnie; niece, Amanda Alford and her husband, Jeremy Grogan; nephews, Bob Savoy, Speed Rasa, and Roadie Rasa; aunt, Anita Kiker and her husband, Homer; cousins, Glenn Kiker and his wife, Lindsey and their children Ferrell and Stone Kiker; and Melissa Dowell and her husband, T.J. She was preceded in death by her parents, and aunt, Lolita Ramos.

A Rosary for Mrs. Nunez will be recited at 4:00 p.m., with a gathering of family and friends to follow until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 11, 2019, at Broussard’s. Mrs. Nunez’s family will gather at a later time for her interment, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. 

Memorial contributions for Mrs. Nunez may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1640 North Major Drive, Suite 101, Beaumont, Texas 77713.


Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Sunday, November 10, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Following Rosary until 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Monday, November 11, 2019
11:00 a.m.

Comments (25)

  • Mackenzie Finley

    15 November 2019 at 22:51 | #

    To Rita and Family
    I am so sorry to hear about Melanie. She was like a second mom to me. She always made me feel so welcome in your home. Sending all my love and prayers.

    MacKenzie and the Finley family


  • John and Kay Traugott

    15 November 2019 at 06:36 | #

    Rita, we were so sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a lively, fun-loving, slightly wild lady. I never saw her in a bad mood and never left a meeting angry or bored if she was present. We are sorry to have missed the service but just found out late Thursday night. We've never done the "Facebook thing" and since we retired it is as if we fell off the face of the earth.
    Of course, I remember you as Rita of my "best and brightest" and one of my all time favorites.
    It is very hard to say any words that will ease the pain of such a loss but know that we, and so many others, wish you strength, peace, and love.


  • Nancy Zeller

    13 November 2019 at 21:05 | #

    I have many wonderful memories of Melanie, always a smile and always full of joy! Never to be prayers and thoughts to her family.


  • Teresa Bordages Hill

    13 November 2019 at 05:59 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with her family. She always had a beautiful smile.


  • Delia Hancock

    12 November 2019 at 13:37 | #

    Kevin I know how much you love your wife. My heart hurts for you. She is a wonderful person. How blessed you are to have shared a life with her.


  • Clay and Rose Stelly

    12 November 2019 at 00:28 | #

    I am so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with the family.... Blessings to you all.❤️


  • Candy Sterling Cole

    11 November 2019 at 20:41 | #

    I hadn't seen Melanie for many years but have fond memories of her from school. So sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you peace through this tough time.


  • Sherry Mallette-Leger

    11 November 2019 at 16:25 | #

    In Melanie's role as administrator, co-worker, teacher, friend she radiated unique genuineness when she spent time with you. So blessed to have known her and to have experienced her radiate smile. Praying for Melanie's family and friends in this time of loss. Heaven is enjoying her sense of humor!


  • Linda J Suddath.

    11 November 2019 at 14:38 | #

    Melanie, gone way too soon. But you left a beautiful story in place of a life well lived and a precious daughter. Staci and I are happy that you were a part of our lives...we will always treasure those good times...


  • Barbara Fesco

    11 November 2019 at 05:01 | #



  • Christopher Nunez

    11 November 2019 at 03:35 | #

    We will miss you soooooo much. You were always the life of the party at get togethers, would make everyone feel welcome and never was a stick in the mud or a fuddy duddy. Keep on living the afterlife to the fullest just like you did when you were here with us on earth. Our family won’t be the same without you.


    • Monica Nunez

      12 November 2019 at 00:39 | #

      You will be deeply missed tia... illl never forget how you welcomed me into the family with open arms and jokes and just a big smile! we love you and miss you ❤️ thanks for being you and we will live life to the fullest and have no regrets.


  • Barbara Warren

    11 November 2019 at 01:27 | #

    I was on staff at Nutrition and Services for Seniors responsible for finding volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels. Melanie called and said she wanted to help. She was such a delight, always had a smile and full of cheer. She often took extra routes when we were short of drivers. I know her clients felt like sunshine was delivered along with their lunch. It is such a gift to have someone like Melanie touch my life. Heaven will be more fun with her arrival. I know her life will forever be a blessing to her family. I hold you in my heart.


  • Pat Luquette

    10 November 2019 at 17:36 | #

    Kevin and Family
    You will always be in my thoughts and prayers
    Love you
    Aunt Pat


  • Tom Acklen

    10 November 2019 at 14:40 | #

    On May 1, 2019 I had an accident on the Pickleball court. Melanie took me to ER and stayed with me until my Daughter arrived. She and Kevin made sure I was getting treated and lightened up ER. During that period she set up meals on wheels for me for a week. I will always remember the kind deed. She will be missed.


  • Jean Williams

    10 November 2019 at 11:03 | #

    I taught Melanie business subjects in high school. She was an excellent, courteous, and serious student. May God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time. Jean Williams


  • Sheila Fleming

    09 November 2019 at 20:37 | #

    I got the pleasure of sitting next to Melanie at a birthday dinner and was taken in by her beautiful smile and sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.


  • Cindy Henderson

    09 November 2019 at 16:07 | #

    Dear Kevin, Rita and family,
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I well know the grief and sorrow you are feeling right now. I am keeping you lifted in prayer before God, that He wrap you in his loving arms , that He give you strength and peace knowing that you loved her well, that He provide you with the strength and comfort that only He can, to get you through this time. May you be surrounded by your loving family and friends because this too will help you through these days. Melanie was a great boss, teacher, advocate, and friend. I will always remember her fondly.
    In His Powerful Grip,
    Cindy Henderson


  • Robyn Peurifoy

    09 November 2019 at 13:14 | #

    Lots of good times growing up...Prayers for all who loved her...


  • Mark Nunez

    09 November 2019 at 13:10 | #

    Gosh, Kevin, this is such sad and shocking news. I will always remember Melanie for her creative and enthusiastic personality, her jolly and happy soul. We are here for you. Goodbye, Melanie.


  • Beverly Bensen

    09 November 2019 at 11:14 | #

    I am so happy I got to meet Melanie here at KT! She is going to be missed by so many. God bless her soul and God bless her family.


  • Lesley trammell

    09 November 2019 at 06:50 | #

    Our condolences to the Rasa and Nunez family, friends, and loved ones. I didn't know her but know her family. Lord give them peace that passes all understanding. God bless ya'll.


  • Dee Hutchison

    08 November 2019 at 21:58 | #

    Melanie was a bright light at Kissing Tree. I always looked forward to seeing her. She will be missed. My prayers and condolences go out to the whole family.


  • Pam Dunivant

    08 November 2019 at 20:54 | #

    Melanie was a beautiful soul that I’m so grateful to call my friend. She will be missed by all that knew her.


  • Douglas Levias

    08 November 2019 at 20:08 | #

    To Kevin Nunez and family my prayers of strength and comfort be with you during this time of loss


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