This communication studies the effect of melting heat transfer on the stagnation-point flow of a Jeffrey fluid over a stretching sheet. Heat transfer analysis is carried out in the presence of viscous dissipation. The arising differential system has been solved by the homotopy analysis method (HAM). The results indicate an increase in the velocity and the boundary layer thickness with an increase in the values of the elastic parameter (Deborah number) for a Jeffrey fluid which are opposite to those accounted for in the literature for the other subclasses of rate type fluids. Furthermore, an increase in the melting process corresponds to an increase in the velocity and a decrease in the temperature. A comparative study between the current computations and the previous studies is also presented in a limiting sense.