Rocky Mount –
Alton Gray Melvin (Brownie), born May 19, 1938 went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2020 while surrounded by his loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos Graham Melvin and Sula Horne Melvin; brother, Lewis Fletcher Melvin; sister, Nell Rose Jones; and daughter-in-law, Patricia Melvin. Alton is survived by his wife of 61 years, Delphia Edwards Melvin; sons, Mark Melvin (Clarice), Wayne Melvin (Beth), Glenn Melvin, and Richard Melvin (Denise). He was a proud papa to twelve grandchildren: Cody Melvin (Ashley), Lindsey Thomason (Blake), Dillon Hawley, Reese Melvin, Daniel Melvin (Brittany), Shelly Melvin, Matthew Melvin, Amanda Melvin, David Melvin, Hunter Melvin, Logan Melvin, and Caitlyn Melvin; and four great-grandchildren: Addison Melvin, Austin Melvin, Colton Melvin, Ellie Hawley. He was looking forward to the arrival of his fifth great-grandchild, McKenzie Melvin, expected in September. Brownie was dearly loved and will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, family friends and especially his canine companion, Toby.
Please join family and friends for a walk through visitation Thursday, July 9, 2020, 10am – 12pm at Union Missionary Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, followed by a graveside service at 12:30 pm at Rocky Mount Memorial Park. At other times, the family will receive friends at the home.
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