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Mr. Melvin Steward was born on September 22, 1934 to the union of James and Cora Steward in Leland, Mississippi. Both parents and his wife Marlene Y. Steward, sister Pauline Steward, son Melvin Steward, Jr., daughter Kathy Steward and two great grandchildren preceded him in death.
Mr. Melvin Steward departed his life on November 6, 2017.
Melvin had re-dedicated his life on April 10, 2016 at Mr. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church under the Leadership of Pastor Donald Givens where he was a member until his death.
He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1958 where he was honorably discharged. He was employed by Grainger Industrial Supply for many years until he retired. Not only was he a dedicated worker he was a dedicated brother, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Melvin was a musician in several bands where he specialized playing the guitar. He also loved riding his motorcycles.
He leaves to cherish his memory his sister Ella Mae Steele “Sammie Lee” of Memphis, TN, four daughters Gloria “Steward”-Charles (Don) of Chicago, IL, Debbie Williams (Timothy) of Raytown, MO, Patricia Ward (Anthony) of Kansas City, MO, and Jennifer Dugger of Independence, MO, four sons John Earl Steward of Minnesota, Larry Donnell Steward of Atlanta, GA, James Steward and Nathaniel Steward of Kansas City, MO, two stepchildren Uneeda Roberson (Darren) Kansas City, KS, Ronnell Smith Kansas City, MO, and a special friend Stella Malone, 19 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.