(Orange, Texas)

March 25, 2013

Mr. Melvin Gilbert Jr.

Sparrow Funeral Home
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Mr. Melvin Gilbert Jr.

The Celebration of Life for Mr. Melvin “Mel-Man” Gilbert, Jr., 33, of Orange, will be Thursday, 11am, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Dr. John H. Smith, Jr., pastor, will officiate.

Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Hollywood Community Cemetery under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Thursday; 9 am until 11am at the church.

An Orange native, and member of the 1998 Class of West Orange-Stark High School, he died March 19, 2013 at his residence.

A loving and caring person who loved to cook and entertain, he had a wonderful sense of humor. He will be greatly missed.

Preceding him in death were grandmothers Mary Jane Judge and Josephine Gilbert and brother Michael Gilbert.

He is survived by his parents, Sharon Gilbert and Melvin Gilbert, Sr., 3 sons, Keysean, Airreon, and Makyan ,2 brothers, Jeremy, Sr. and Brian, Jr., 6 sisters, Tamika, Danielle, Elayah, Ashley, Shamya, and  Benesha, special cousins Bretlin and Mackolas Toler, and his many real special friends.

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