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Melvin Parker

June 7, 1944 — December 3, 2021

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With heavy hearts, we the Staff and Management of R. Swinson Funeral Services along with the Parker Family, announce the transition of 77-year-old Melvin E. Parker formerly of Kinston who was taken to glory on December 3, 2021, in Baltimore, MD.

Services will be on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 1:00 PM at United American Free Will Tabernacle. Burial will take place on Monday December 13, at 10:00 am at Eastern Carolina Veterans Cemetery. A public visitation will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021, from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM from the Robert Swinson, Jr. Memorial Chapel.

Let's keep the Parker family in our thoughts and prayers during this time of bereavement.

Sympathy Cards & Floral arrangements may be sent to R. Swinson Funeral Services 208 E. Blount Street-Kinston, NC 28501.

To order memorial trees in memory of Melvin Parker, please visit our tree store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 10, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Robert Swinson Jr. Memorial Chapel

208 E Blount St, Kinston, NC 28501

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

United American Free Will Tabernacle

1011 Dr JE Reddick Cir, Kinston, NC 28501

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Interment

Monday, December 13, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Eastern Carolina Veterans Cemetery

164 Longs Plant Farm Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27534

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