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Melvin Lewis Kirkland
Prayers of comfort for this family as they say farewell to their beloved Father, Son, Brother, Grandfather and Friend.
Melvin Lewis Kirkland, Sr., was born on August 21, 1964, to Robert Kirkland, Jr. and Barbara Betts Bradley in Pascagoula, MS. He was one of four children born to this union. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Monroe Beulah Baptist Church in Drewry.
He was educated in the Monroe County Public Schools and graduated from Monroe County High School. He worked for many years at Gate Precast as a Welder. Melvin had a quiet disposition and was liked by many. He enjoyed the simplicities of life like being with family and friends. He met and married Wendy Yolanda Lee and to this union, four children were born.
On Monday, May 13, 2019, the Lord saw that his battle should be over. He stretched out His hand and received Melvin into Heaven.
He leaves behind many loved relatives to cherish his memory, including his parents: Barbara Betts Bradley and Robert Kirkland, Jr. both of Monroeville, AL; two sons: Melvin Lewis Kirkland, Jr. of Monroeville, AL, and Timothy Kirkland Tolson of Frisco City, AL; two daughters: Amanda Alicia Kirkland and Whitney Monique (Pushaun) Stallworth both of Monroeville, AL; five brothers: Donald (Teresa) Kirkland of Memphis, TN, Larry Kirkland of Tuscaloosa, AL, Alex (Tiffany) Dailey of Anniston, AL, Vernon Baggett and Robert Kirkland, III both of Mississippi; four sisters: Gwendolyn Denise Kirkland of Excel, AL; Carla Stallworth of Rhode Island, Debra Ann Richardson Betts of Monroeville, AL and Kimberley Hall of Los Angeles, California; two grandchildren: Peyton Zamarea Stallworth and Kehlani Aleah Kirkland; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other loved relatives and many devoted friends.