Melvin James Roland Jr.

Slidell, Louisiana

Age 70


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Melvin James Roland Jr., 70, of Slidell, LA, departed this life on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. Melvin is survived by his loving wife of 32 years Karen Smith Rosemond Roland, two daughters; Jolene Roland and Tiffany Roland Brookter (Ryan), three sons; Melvin Roland III (Edwina), Travis Rosemond, and Travon Rosemond. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren, one great-grandchild, five sisters, seven sisters-in-law, six brothers-in-law, and a host of other family members and friends. Melvin was born on November 11, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Bertha Russell Roland and the late Melvin James Roland Sr. He attended Samuel L. Green High School, received his GED from Job Corps, and later graduated from Delgado Community College. Melvin was a proud veteran of the United states Army. He was a Pipeline Inspector for Entergy and retired after 22 years. He then went on to work for The Home Depot for an additional 13 years. Melvin was a man of great faith and surrendered his life to Christ at the age of 37. He was a member of the New Orleans Christian Center until he moved to Slidell, where he became a member of the Greater Northshore FGBC. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Services at GREATER NORTHSHORE FGBC, 840 Voters Rd., Slidell, LA on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Bishop Robert J. Taylor, officiating. Interment in SOUTHEAST LA. VETERANS CEMETERY. Visitation on Thursday after 9:00 A.M. until funeral time. Please visit to sign guestbook. Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell, LA.

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You guys have my condolences. I will miss my cuz and a good friend.

My condolences and prayers are with the family and friends.......Love you all!

Our Condolences to my family
Mr Melvin Roland &Family
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cant Heal
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, an there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,no crying, neither shall there be anymore pain, for the former things are passed away

We love an enjoyed his family time with us, an he will be miss (We love y'all an praying for y'all

From Nina ..Shswn..and kids we love yall and y'all are in our prayers

My sincere condolences to the entire family of Melvin Roland, Jr, My heart aches along with yours. Melvin was such a SWEET, GENTLE GIANT of a MAN. It'll take time for your pain to cease, REMEMBER your GOOD TIMES. I Love ALL you!!!