On Saturday, January 5, 2019, God called Melvin Thomas, our beloved husband, godfather, brother, uncle and friend home.
Melvin Thomas was born on September 17, 1947 to the late Gladys Thomas in Washington, LA, where he was reared. He attended Paul Lawrence High School, where he received quality education. Melvin enlisted in the United States Navy after High School. After the military, he worked for the Norfolk Navy Shipyard and retired after 34 years of service
Melvin and Juanita met in August 1969 and married on July 3, 1971. Melvin became a member of the New Hope Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Bishop Herman Clark, Sr, where he became an ordained Deacon. He later moved his membership to New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Bishop Barnett Thoroughgood.
He leaves to cherish the joyous memories of his life to his loving wife of 47 years, Juanita Thomas, two sisters, Dorothy Comeaux (Homer) and Elsia Curry, two brothers, Joseph Turner and James Thomas, three sisters in laws, Glenda Coleman (Stanley), Deborah Jones, and Carlotta Pyant (Raymond), one brother in law, Mark Hines (Fonda), three aunts, Lillie Mae Jackson, Joyce Guient, Elnora Drawsand, and one uncle, Felix Young, and a host of nieces & nephews, friends and extended family members.