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Melvin Maurice Elkins Sr., 90, Beaumont

 

Last updated 2/8/2022 at 11:36am

Melvin Maurice Elkins Sr, 90, a longtime resident of Beaumont Texas, went to be with the Lord on February 2, 2022.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 2:00 pm with visitation to be held prior to the service at 12:00 pm. Both will be held at Woodland Baptist Church, Beaumont, where Melvin was a member.

Officiating the service will be his son, Pastor Maurice Elkins of Voth Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Melvin was born in Bloomington, Texas, on November 30, 193l. After graduating from high school, he served in the USAF. It was after his military service that Melvin moved to Beaumont TX.

He spent 61 years selling vacuums for Electrolux. Everyone knew him as the "Electrolux Man". He earned many awards and won many wonderful trips. Melvin enjoyed leading music in multiple Baptist churches in the Golden Triangle Area. Melvin had a great love for his family. This love extended to his family and friends in and beyond the US border. He would make daily calls to check on others, share a clean corny joke and pray for any needs. He was a longtime active member of the Gideons International. Melvin loved God deeply and was an incredible example of a good Christian man. He has been described as a "shining light with a big personality".

He was loved by all who met him and will be deeply missed for years to come.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Fannie Elkins. Also, his first wife, Louella, and his second wife, Faye; brothers, Festus Elkins, Novis Elkins, Cecil Elkins, Daniel Elkins, and James Elkins: sisters, Flossie Miller and Abbis Guynes.

He is survived by his children, Pastor Maurice Elkins and wife Ann of Kountze. Daughter Melva Vick and her husband Jack of Beaumont; stepchildren, Leda Smith and husband Sean of California, Russell Clay and wife Cindy of Lewisville TX: grandchildren; Tony Patterson and wife Sara, Nicole Bellow and husband Kent; step grandchildren Bailey Marley and husband Dexter, Emily Smith, Ashley Woodson and husband Bryan, Derrick Miller and wife Ryan & Hunter Clay and his wife Danielle; great grandchildren: triplets Jordan, Piper & Sadie Patterson, Daniel Bellow; step great grandchildren Wren Markley, Addyson Bolton, Carter & Finnley Woodson, Ana & Bobby Miller & Everett Clay.

He is also survived by sister-in-laws: Nelda Muirhead, Freida Smith and her husband Joe.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to either The Gideons International at https://gideons.org or Woodland Baptist Church, 1860 W Lucas Dr, Beaumont TX 77706.

 

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