Melvin Lee Breakfield Sr., 75, passed away on Jan. 1, 2013, at his residence.
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He was born April 28, 1937, in Cleveland County, to the late Carl Thomas and Nellie Arrowood Breakfield.
Melvin was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Bessemer City. He was an avid gardener and fisherman.
He is survived by his chil-dren, daughter, Martha Breakfield Miller; sons, Melvin Lee "June" Breakfield Jr. and wife, Reida, and Kenny Breakfield and wife, Sandra, all of Bessemer city; daughter, Wanda Breakfield Moore and husband, Barry, of Stanley; mother of his children, Brenda Breakfield; brothers, Joe Breakfield and William "Butch" Breakfield; sister, Pat Sommers; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and seven sisters.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at New Life Baptist Church, Bessemer City, with Dr. Gene Ware officiating.
Interment will follow at Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6-8:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Sisk-Butler Funeral Home.
To offer condolences, please visit www.siskbutler.com.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 2, 2013