Norfolk - Melvin Burroughs departed this life on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. He lived in Portsmouth, Virginia for many years before moving to Norfolk, Virginia. He retired from the civil service and was honorably discharged from the United States Army. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ledger Burrough. He leaves to mourn his wife, Josephine Lee Burrough and a host of relatives and friends.A funeral service will be held, 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, 7246 Granby St. Norfolk, VA.