Mel C. Barksdale, 53, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2012. He was born March 23, 1959, in Yuma.
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Mel was a hairstylist for almost 30 years. He graduated from Kofa High School. He was an artist in the truest sense.
Mel is survived by his partner, Scott Christensen; father, Milton (Uncle Mel) Barksdale; mother, Mary Barksdale; sisters, Sandra (Tom) Burrell, and Stephenie Barksdale; brother, Mark Barksdale; niece, Cassandra Urquijo; nephews, Preston Burrell and John Burrell.
A celebration of life will be held at American Legion (Virginia Drive) Saturday, August 25, 2012, from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Published in The Yuma Sun on Aug. 23, 2012