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Melvin Lewis Pope
April 04, 1933 - April 11, 2020
Obituary for Melvin Lewis Pope
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Melvin Lewis Pope was born to the parentage of George and Silvia Pope on April 4, 1933 in Calvert, Texas. He attended Providence Elementary School and Calvert Colored High School. He united with the New Magnolia Baptist Church at an early age.
Melvin and Nerlene Rogers were united in Holy Matrimony and to this union four children were born, Melvin Pope Jr., Shirley, Brenda and Wanda. They relocated to Wichita Falls, Texas. Melvin was employed by Ponds Laundry, Menasco Lumber, City of Wichita Falls and MB Cerald. He owned and operated J.J’s Happy Hours for many years. He was an avid animal lover. He trained greyhound dogs and owned several different animals. He loved his family dearly and they loved him. His nieces and nephews know him as Uncle G. His awesome sense of humor and million-dollar smile resonated brightly to many friends and family.
Melvin was preceded in death by: wife, Nerlene Rogers Pope; son, Melvin Lewis Pope Jr.; daughters, Brenda Faye Daniels and Shirley Coleman; parents, George and Silvia Pope; siblings, Olivia Stevenson, Atlean, Oscar and Charles Pope; grandparents, Austin and Bettye Pope and Mac and Rhodie Nutall. Prior marriages Willie Mae Jenkins Pope and Maggie Martin Pope.
He leaves to cherish his memory daughters, Wanda Pope of Arcadia, LA., Allene Pope Ramsey of Lake Elisnore CA., and Janet Jenkins Pope of Wichita Falls, Texas, a devoted companion, Mattie Ann Smith; grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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