God saw Melvin was getting tired and on January 9th, 2017 he slept away peacefully to be with his Heavenly Father. Melvin was born November 15, 1950 to Marion and Esther Beauchamp in Willis, Texas. “Brother”, as he was so affectionately called by his siblings, graduated from Turner High School.
He joined the Navy, later moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and became employed with Springdale Farms, City of Tulsa, and the Oklahoma Fixture Company where he retired. He met the love of his life Phyllis Harland with whom he joined hands in marriage (34 years) and brought forth two children LaToya and Jamel. At an early age, Melvin accepted Christ at his grandfathers, Reverend Walter Harris’, Church, he rededicated his life to Christ and joined St. Andrew Baptist Church where he was a member of the Brotherhood Chorus. He lived a full life of joy, love and laughter.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Phyllis; one son: Marquis; daughters: LaTasha, LaToya, and Chapelle; sisters: Rose Potts of Kansas City, MO, Lolita Beauchamp of Richmond VA, Pearl (Ernest) Simpson, Gwen Williams of Conroe, TX; Sisters-in-law: Cherlyn Rushing of Tulsa, OK and Dannette Rushing of McAlester, OK; Brothers-in-law Ervan (Trina) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kevin of Tulsa, and Richard (Tina) of McAlester, Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
- Date & Time: January 17, 2017 (10:30 AM)
- Venue: St. Andrew Baptist Church
- Location: 3115 N. Garrison Ave. Tulsa, OK 74106 - (Get Directions)
- Date & Time: January 16, 2017 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
- Venue: Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home & Crematory
- Location: 2103 E 3rd St Tulsa, OK 74104 - (Get Directions)