Melanie Lucia Anatole

Melanie Lucia Anatole

Melanie Lucia Anatole, a longtime resident of Trenton, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 9, 2017. Born in Castries, Saint Lucia on March 13, 1961, she was the daughter of Joseph and Agneta Anatole. Melanie relocated to the United States in 1988 in search of a better way of life for herself and her son, eventually becoming a U.S. citizen.


Melanie was a devoted daughter, mother and grandmother. She traveled every year to visit and care for her mother in St. Lucia. A deeply spiritual person, she was a dedicated and active member of Higher Ground Interdenominational Church under the leadership of Bishop Roosevelt Butler.


Melanie was happiest when caring for her two young grandchildren, Dilan M. Anatole Jr. and Madison Denys Anatole, attending church and providing community service.


Melanie was the much-loved caregiver to several local families and their children whom she loved dearly. She is known by all for her kind heart, sense of humor, dedication, industriousness and thoughtfulness. Simply, she was a special person and wonderful human being.


Melanie is survived by her mother, Agneta Anatole, son, Dilan Mario Anatole, daughter in law, Latrice Anatole, four grandchildren, Dilan Mario Anatole Jr., Madison Denys Anatole, Brandon Pannell and Shyler Smith, and her 10 siblings. She will be greatly missed by her family, her congregation, her many friends and the families she cared for.


Melanie will be buried in St. Lucia where her family will hold a private service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Higher Ground Interdenominational Church at 1009 Whitehead Road, Ewing NJ 08638.