Thursday, October 2, 2014

OBITUARY: Melvin Lewis English


Melvin Lewis English Sr., 56, departed this life September 29, 2014 surrounded by his family. Melvin was born September 11, 1958, the third child of five born to Alonzo and Freddie (White) English in Kansas City, Kansas.

His parents preceded him in death. Melvin matriculated through the Kansas City, Kansas School district including McKinley Elementary School and Wyandotte High School from which he graduated in 1976.  Melvin completed apprentice glazier training earning his certification as a Journeyman Glazier. He attended Kansas City Kansas Community College completing his HVAC certification.

Melvin love to tell jokes and his smile captures the hearts of all that knew him

Melvin had his own business landscaping and manicuring lawns. He enjoyed working hard,cooking and eating (especially spaghetti), landscaping,  and spending time with his family and friends. Melvin was a member of Canaan Worship Center where he served on the Usher Board.

Melvin is survived by five siblings; Marguerite Durham; Linda Kay Sullivan (Meredith); Michael English (Theresa) of Kansas City, Kansas; David English of Kansas City, Missouri and Millie Belcher of Kansas City, KS.  Three children:  Melvin L. English ll of Lawrence, Kansas; Marcus EnglishOverland Park, Kansas; and Tracy English of Kansas City, Kansas,five  grandchildren, aunts, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Memorial Services be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Canaan Worship Center, 5333 Bannister Road; Kansas City Missouri 64137.