Melvin L. Mixon was born on November 29, 1953 in Gary, Indiana to proud parents, James (deceased) and Jessie Mixon. He departed this life on July 1, 2019. He graduated from Roosevelt High School, class of 1971. Melvin was a retired employee of US Steel, Gary Works. He was a very dedicated employee. He was a member of the United States Army Reserve, Rank of Sergeant in the 308th Civil Affairs Group. Melvin is preceded in death by his father, James Mixon and brother, Gregory Mixon. Melvin leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Carolyn Mixon; 4 daughters: Antoinette (Anthony) Quarles, Michelle Mixon, Kimberly Mixon, and Casea Gordon; 2 sons: Jamell Smith and Nareshun Smith; mother, Jesse Mixon; 4 brothers: Curtis Mixon, James Mixon, Eugene (Marilyn) and Larry Mixon; 3 sisters: Linda Mixon, Patricia (Dierre) Glenn and Alma (Enisho) Payne; grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends. Visitation Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services to follow at 11:00a.m. all services at Van Buren Missionary Baptist Church 2585 Van Buren Street. Pastor Dwight E Mobley, Sr. officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.