Melvin Lamar Burris(1946 - 2013)

BELMONT - Melvin Lamar Burris, 66, of Belmont, died March 29, 2013, at his residence.

Mr. Burris was born in Stanley County July 2, 1946, to Homer M. Burris and the late Rachel Miller Burris.

He was a longtime employee with Parkdale Mills and was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam.

In addition to his father, survivors include his significant other, Barbara Parker of Belmont; daughter, Jan Boon and husband Sidney of Fountain Inn, S.C.; son, Robert Hoffman and wife Deborah of Indian Trail; three grandchildren, Amanda, Matthew and Beth and also three great-grandchildren, Alexa, Lyla and Jason.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Chapel of Benson Funeral & Cremation Services. Inurnment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Hospice of Gaston County, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Arrangements handled by Benson Funeral & Cremation Services, 101 Oak Grove St., Mount Holly, 704-827-1801.

Published in Gaston Gazette from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2013