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Mr. Melvin Thompson
November 24, 2023
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Melvin Thompson, age 73, was the beloved son of Mrs. Delamya Mae Pinckney Thompson and the late James H. Thompson. Born December 20, 1949 in Jenkinsville, SC, he transitioned into enteral rest on Friday, November 24, 2023.
At an early age, Melvin joined and was baptized by Rev. Bell and his uncle, Rev. Moses Thompson at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Jenkinsville, SC. Melvin matriculated at White Hall Elementary and continued on to Middle School and High School at McCrorey- Listion, graduating in 1968. He continued his education at Benedict College and was drafted into the army and served in Alaska during the Vietnam War. Once discharged, he went on to earn his degree in Health and Services
from Midlands Technical College. He was a member of the American Legion, an avid gardener and photographer. He loved vintage cars, particularly Ford Mustangs. Melvin worked as an engineer with a tool company which allowed him to travel to Mexico and Germany and was affectionately known as “The Manuel”.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Thompson of New Jersey, his three children: daughter, Quiavonna Thompson, of New Jersey, son, Reginald Thompson and his wife Shelby (Rutledge) of New Jersey and his son Mandrell Thompson of South Carolina; mother, Delamya Mae Pinkney Thompson, two sisters, Delamya Mae Thomas of Georgia and Truus Thompson of South Carolina. He leaves behind many friends, especially Carrie Washington, Rev. James D. Lee and Deacon Alfred Hollis. His memory will continue to be cherish by his many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, Melvin is preceded in death by a brother, Herman Dewar Thompson.
A memorial service will be 11 am Wednesday November 29, 2023 @ Russell-McCutchen Funeral Home, 324 S. Vanderhorst St. Winnsboro SC 29180.