WILKES, Melvin L., Jr., 66, of Richmond departed this life March 30, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Gladys Wilkes Sr. He is survived by his sister, Rev. Dr. Stephanie L. Wilkes; brother, Franklin Hawthrone Wilkes; four aunts, one devoted; and caregiver, Joyce Watson; one uncle, one niece, two nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. A viewing will be held 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Wilson & Associates' - East Chapel, 5008 Nine Mile Rd., where a funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Rev. Stephanie L. Wilkes, eulogist. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.
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Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Apr. 5, 2021.