Arlington elementary teacher passes away unexpectedly - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Arlington elementary teacher passes away unexpectedly

Melanie Jerden (Source: GoFundMe) Melanie Jerden (Source: GoFundMe)
ARLINGTON, TN (WMC) -

An Arlington elementary teacher passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday night.

Family and friends announced that Melanie Jerden, a special education assistant at Barret's Chapel Elementary School, died at her home after a short illness. She was 45 years old.

Jerden leaves behind a husband and three children.

Her family said she did not have insurance, so they launched a GoFundMe to help with expenses. Click here to donate.

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