Melvin Eric Collier, 58, of 112 Brugg St., Blacksburg, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018, in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.
He was born in Port Chester, NY and was a son of Elijah Collier and the late Betty Hames Collier.
Melvin was a graduate of Gaffney High School, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church in Blacksburg.
Surviving are: his father, Elijah Collier (Yvette) of Kannapolis, NC; two brothers, Kenneth Hames of Gaffney and Darryl Collier of Greer, SC; a sister, Heather Collier of Concord, NC; aunts, Ruby Hames of Blacksburg, “Mom” Sue Collier, Katherine Eller, and Shirley Whitaker, all of North Carolina
Funeral Services will be Wednesday, 2:00 p.m., in Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church with Rev. Wanalyn Barnett, officiating. He will be in state in the church Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends in the church from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. Interment will be Thursday, in the Veterans National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC.
The Gilmore Mortuary www.gilmoresmortuary.com
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To the Family of Melvin Collier (deceased)
Our sincere condolences to you Mr. & Mrs. Elijah Collier in the lost of your son, Melvin. May God’s love, peace and comfort be with you during this time of bereavement.
The Moore’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Family
Rev. Robert N. Kelley, Jr., Pastor
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