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Mr. Melvin J. Aldridge

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Born in Vanndale, AR on Oct. 5, 1945
Departed on May 7, 2017 and resided in Toledo, OH.
Visitation: Sunday, May 14, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service: Monday, May 15, 2017
11:00 am
Cemetery: Private
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Mr. Melvin Jerome Aldridge was born, October 5, 1945 in Vanndale, Arkansas to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Mangle and Willie Grider-Aldridge. Both preceded him in death as did siblings, Cecil, Sr., Mangle, Jr., Jacqueline and Sharon.

He departed his earthly home at the Heavenly appointed hour of 12:45 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017, in the presence of his loving family with the Lord and Savior as his witness, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo.

Melvin attended Wynne Public Schools and was a 1964 graduate of the Wynne High School. Melvin enjoyed his high school years as one of the star players of his basketball team. Following high school, He spent two years in the United States Army, mostly in Germany. After his tour of duty, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he lived about two years. In 1970, Melvin moved to Toledo, Ohio to join his sister, Margaret and later in that same year he was employed by the Toledo Edison Company, where he retired after, twenty five years. Melvin spent the last eleven years of his retirement employed by Allied Barton Security.

He was a die-hard University of Michigan, loved the Los Angeles Lakers and spent hours watching either golf or tennis. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. Melvin was quite a chef, he loved cooking for family and friends. Everyone loved his pound cakes.

He leaves to cherish his memories, loving wife of 42 years, Joyce Overstreet-Aldridge; sons, Nathaniel White, Darryl Scott, Gerald and David Aldridge (Lydia); daughters, Crystal (Victor) Dale and Deborah Willis; siblings, Margaret Levesque, Patsy Aldridge, Charles (Maxcine) Aldridge and Lee (Faye) Walker; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; sisters in-law and brothers in-law, along with loving nieces and nephews and a host of other loving family and devoted friends. He will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved him.


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