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Roswell, GA 30075
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ENGLAND, John Melvin John Melvin England began to rest for the resurrection on September 27, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years. He is survived by two daughters, Dr. Kathryn E. Dempsey (Keith), Janette E. Zimmerman (Jim), John W., Kenneth P. (Linda), James A. and Samuel R. England, 9 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. Mel was born in Atlanta, graduated from Roosevelt High School, studied pre-law at Georgia State and graduated from the Law School of UGA, where he was Chief Justice of the Law School, Editor-in-Chief of the Bar Journal and President of Phi Alpha Delta. After graduation he served as a Special Agent for the FBI. In 1960 he entered Columbia Theological Seminary graduating magna cum laude with honors in Theology. He accepted the ministry of Mullins Presbyterian Church in SC serving 3 years as pastor. From 1967 to 1975, Mel served as a trial prosecutor for the Fulton County DA's office. In 1975 he entered private practice, was senior partner of several firms ending with England & England. Mel spoke for CBMC several hundred times in 25 states and the nation's capital. He was a member of Roswell Presbyterian Church where he was Elder, Evangelism Coordinator and taught a Sunday School class for 27 years. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Roswell Presbyterian Church, Saturday, October 14 at 3 pm with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the England scholarship fund established in his wife's honor at Reinhardt College, Waleska, Georgia.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 8, 2017
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