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Melvin Dodson

January 24, 2017
Melvin Dodson
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Obituary for Melvin Dodson

Melvin Dodson, 70, died January 24, 2017.

Melvin Dodson was born to the late Joe Louis and Ida Mae Dodson on July 26, 1946. He departed this life on January 24, 2017, at 5:45 pm. Melvin received a hope in Christ at an early age and joined the Mt. Olive CME Church in Somerville, TN. He later joined Bethlehem Baptist Church and remained supportive until the end. He loved his Pastor, Rev. O. C. Collins, and his special treat was the Bethlehem Male Course.

Melvin received his education in Fayette County public schools and graduated from Fayette County Training School, Class of 1965. June 14th, 1965, he joined the U. S. Air Force, where he made a career of 24 years. During this time, he continued his education and received his Associate Degree from Park College in Baltimore, MD. He later received his Bachelor Degree in Business Management from Arizona State University, which led him into the fast food industry, working for Jack-In-The-Box and Wendy’s. In 1994 he moved back home to Memphis and received his teacher’s certification from the University of Memphis, and then he taught Social Studies in Memphis City Schools until his health failed in 2005.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 47 years, Geraldine Johnson Dodson; three children, Charolett Dodson of Memphis, Audrey Dodson of Chandler, AZ, and Melvin Dodson Jr. of Memphis; six grandchildren, Savanna, Leilani, Leonard, Chandler, Melvin III, and Elijah; one brother and three sisters, Velvet and Dorothy Dodson, Mary Parson and Evelyn Jones of Memphis, and Helen (Horace Campbell) of Somerville; seven brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law; four aunts; two uncles; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and military friends from across the country.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

3

Feb

5:00 PM 2/3/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/3/2017 7:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Service

Saturday

4

Feb

12:00 PM 2/4/2017 12:00:00 PM
Bethlehem Baptist Church

918 Looney Avenue
Memphis, TN 38107

Bethlehem Baptist Church
918 Looney Avenue Memphis 38107 TN
United States

Graveside

Monday

6

Feb

10:00 AM 2/6/2017 10:00:00 AM
West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road
Memphis, TN 38125

West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
4000 Forest Hill Irene Road Memphis 38125 TN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road
Memphis, TN 38125

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road Memphis 38125 TN
United States
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