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Melvin McDowell Sr

Date of Birth: 03/05/1933
Date of Death: 04/04/2018

Mr. Melvin McDowell Sr. age 85, of NHC of Laurens, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the NHC of Laurens. He is survived by Three sons, Victor (Denise) McDowell of Mauldin, S.C, Errold (Iris) McDowell of West Columbia, S.C, and Brian(Melissa) McDowell of Laurens, S.C; Two Daughters, Stephanie McDowell of Marietta, Ga., and Nadine McDowell of Laurens, S.C.; One sister, Eliza Whitmire of Washington, D.C. A host of Grandchildren and Great Grandchilden. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 1p.m at the Poplar Springs AME Church with the Reverend Samuel Neely officiating, and Reverend Sally E. Joe presiding, burial will follow in the Calvary Memorial Garden with Military rites. The Beasley Funeral Home of Laurens. The family is at the home of his son Mr. Brian (Melissa) McDowell at 811 N. Harper Street, Laurens, S.C.

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Beaneatha Robinson Williams ()

I am sorry for your loss. I pray that God will comfort and strengthen you all during your time of bereavement.

Ken Hawkins ()

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your love one. My heart goes out to you and your family. May my lord God be with you during this time. If it's anything you need please don't hesitate to call. Sincerely, ken hawkins.

Dianne & Joseph Bolden ()

You have my deepest condolences. May you find comfort in knowing that very soon Jesus Christ will fulfill His promise to resurrect our love ones, they will have the opportunity to live forever on a Paradise Earth. Please read these comforting scriptures in your Bible at, John 5:28,29 , Revelation 21:3,4 and Psalm 37:11,29.

Eleanor Pyles ()


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Kathryn Beasley ()

So sorry to hear the passing of your father, prayers and condolences to the family.

Sarah Ann Beasley and family ()

Prayers and condolences for the loss of your father. Blessings and sympathies.

Sarah Ann Beasley and family ()

Prayers and condolences for the loss of your father. Blessings and sympathies.

Dorothy Briggs Beasley ()

Extending sympathy expressions to you. May God continue to bless you.

George Oliver ()

Brian and Family, Sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you. May God give y'all strength during this time of bereavement. Rev. George Oliver & Family

Phyllis Johnson ()

Prayers and condolence to the family

Tommy and Dorothy Robinson ()

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know God will be with you during this time. While you grieve here on earth, God has welcomed a new angel in heaven.

David and Angelia Miller ()

Brian and Melissa, our prayers and thoughts are with you and the rest of the McDowell family. Continue to allow God To be your Pillow Of Comfort and He will give you divine peace. Much love to you all. Sincerely, David and Angelia Adams Miller, Newberry SC

Santana Delano Freeman ()

I have so many memories of Melvin as I type this message. I met him in 1991 when we both worked for Abbeville Shirtmakers. He taught me many lessons that have shaped my life over the years. I was the custodian for the company and he was father at work for more than two years. He gave me the tough love I needed at times that only made me stronger. We had a lot of things in common to include the AME church, the lottery and fishing. I left the plant in 1993 to join the Army National Guard and to attend Clemson University. The world is very small. I started working with GLEAMNS Head Start in 1997 where I met his sister-in-law, Ann Holiday. She would call Melvin when I visited her center and we talked on the phone several times. I always asked Mrs. Holiday about how he was doing. I was just 18 when I met Melvin. I have come a long ways since then. Whether it is that I am an Army Major, the Mayor of Abbeville or my many years with GLEAMNS Head Start, Melvin helped prepare me for success. I am sorry that I didn't get to visit the family in that I just found out today (09 April 2018). Thanks for sharing him with me when I needed him most. I will never forget him.

mkQE ()


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