Melvin Edward White
Melvin Edward White
  • April 21, 1943 - January 8, 2018
  • Silver Spring, Maryland

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Having lived a full life, Melvin departed this life on Monday, January 8, 2018.

Melvin was born on April 21, 1943 in Washington, D.C., to the late William Edward White and
Martha White. He was raised by his father, William E. White and his step-mother, Ruth H. White.

He was educated in the Washington, D.C. public schools, and attended the University of the District of Columbia, earning an associates' degree.

At an early age, Melvin became a member of Israel Metropolitan C.M.E. Church and later attended John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church.

Melvin was warm and affectionate, and had a smile that would light up any room. He never met a stranger. He loved to talk about current events and was always well-versed on everything going on in the news. He was an avid sports fan and a "turncoat" Washington Redskins fan.

Melvin leaves to cherish his memories: two sisters: Brenda J. White and Patsy D. Edmonds of Silver Spring, MD, three brothers: Allan R. Edmonds of South Boston, Virginia, (MSG SGT) Bobby L. Edmonds (Hyson Suk) of Petersburg, Virginia, and Jack Spinner of Alexandria, Virginia. One uncle: Claude (Buster) White, Cousins: Deacon Lionel White and Elder Cleo White, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.