Melvin E. Davis
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Melvin E. Davis 72, departed this life on Sunday March 1, 2020. He was a graduate of Edison High School Class of 1965 and a graduate of Fisk University. Preceded in death by his father Elisha Davis Sr., stepfather, John Riley, brother Elisha Davis Jr., nephew Damion Wilson. He is survived by children Malik (Tomekia), Montara Davis; 1 Granddaughter Moira. Loving mother Lucille Riley, 4 Sisters JoAnn (Benjamin) Williams, Vernell Bradley, Sharon Haney, Sheretta Riley-Bryant, Stepbrother Carl Riley, Godmother Juanita Hooks, God brother Earl Hooks Jr. God sisters Pam and Lana Hooks; Special nephew and caregiver Kyron. Nephews Vincent, Kenyatta, Charles Jr. and Elisha III; Nieces Charius, Verneé, Kaletta, Kirby, Davriana and Shanee and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday March 6, 2020 9-1:00 p.m. Family hour 12-1:00 p.m. Funeral service immediately following at 1:00 p.m. all services at St. Timothy Community Church 1600 W. 25th Rev. Dr. Rameen Jackson officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Mar. 4, 2020.
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February 27, 2021
Melvin was a member of the Edison "E Club," having earned a Varsity Letter for football .
Anthony G (Tony) Dunn
Neighbor
February 26, 2021
What a wonderful soul. Great times we shared in Nashville. I was so fortunate to have known him.
john simmons
Friend
March 11, 2020
To JoAnn, Vernell, and the entire family of Melvin Davis,

On behalf of the Gary Edison High School Alumni community, I extend, to all of you, our sincere condolences.

May his soul, through the mercy of God, test in peace.

Melvin was our neighbor in Gary Heights and played spirts with us on the playground at Washington Elementary School, classmate at Gary Edison, where he was a member of the Class of 1966, and the Varsity Foitball team.

Fraternally,

Anthony G (Tony) Dunn
Vice President, EHS Class of 1968
Anthony Dunn
March 10, 2020
My prayers and thoughts are with you and may you find comfort in special memories.
DEBORAH MATTEN-BROWN
March 10, 2020
My friend we had some wonderful times. My prayers are with you. Your wonderful art lives on as a gift to all of us.
john simmons
March 9, 2020
May your family be comforted by memories of Melvin's
kind, genuine and creative soul.
NINA LOVELACE
March 6, 2020
To the Riley Family.
I didn't know your brother like I know you guys, but we have known each others families FOREVER, so he's family to me. May God comfort you during this time. I send up prayers. Always
Mary Jo (Walker)Jones
March 6, 2020
TO MRS.RILEY AND DAUGHTERS,JOANN,VERNELL,SHARON,AND SHERETTA,MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO YOU ALL.MELVIN IS NOW IN GOD'S LOVING ARMS.PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL.
Patricia johnson
March 5, 2020
May you find comfort in loving memories....The Lord's Blessings.
Judy Hall
March 5, 2020
To JoAnn and Family:
Condolences and prayers at the death of your brother. May your faith in God and the love of family and friends sustain you during this sad hour and in the days to come.
Gloria Jordan Williams
March 5, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Debra & Rickey Thomas
March 5, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
NINA SCOTT
March 5, 2020
Mary White, EdD
March 5, 2020
Dwayne & Liza Brown
March 5, 2020
May the Lord comfort Melvin's family and friends and grant them peace during this passage of time.....


God bless you one and all
Gigi
March 5, 2020
To: Mrs. RILEY, Vernell and the entire family of Melvin Davis

Melvin was an exceptionally genuine man in the truest sense and a first-class gentleman through and through.
Your beloved Melvin had a pleasant smile to any and everyone. I remember his relaxed and pleasing disposition through the years and he was a likeable person which spoke volumes.
Although death is something we never get used to, I believe that the endless memories you have of Melvin will sustain you and warm your hearts in the ensuing years.

May our Heaveningly Father comfort your family as Melvin enters into his Foundation.


Most sincerely,
Sheila Smith
Merrillville, Indiana
March 5, 2020
My Condolences to the Family! God bless you all. Praying for strength and peace! God Continued Blessings!
Sharon King
March 5, 2020
One of the kindest, most helpful men I've met. He was definitely an honorary "Honey-Do". Our sincerest condolences to his family. Our God will be your strength and peace. He loves and cares for you. Joyce and Wendell Price.
Joyce Price
March 4, 2020
Prayers and condolences for Melvin and his family. He was a good friend, classmate, and roommate. May he forever rest in peace.

Charles Chuckie Fields
Edison HS
Millikin University
March 4, 2020
TO Mrs.Riley,Vernell and the entire family of Melvin:

Melvin was an exceptionally genuine man in the truest sense and a first class gentleman through and trough. Your beloved Melvin always had a pleasant smile to any and everyone. I remember his relaxed and pleasing disposition through the years and he was a likeable person which spoke volumes. Although death is sonething we never get used to, I believe that the endless memories you have of Melvin will sustain you and warm uour heats in the ensuing years.




May our Heaveningly Father comfort your family as Melvin enters into his foundation.


Sheila Smith
March 4, 2020
To Joann, and Sharon, sorry to hear of the demise of Melvin,may he r.i.h.
Warreena Nunley-Suggs
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