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Melvin E. Parker

June 7, 1944 ~ December 3, 2021 (age 77)

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The Architect of Funk Drumming

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.

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December 10, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Robert Swinson Jr. Memorial Chapel
208 E. Blount St.
Kinston, NC 28501

Funeral Service
December 11, 2021

1:00 PM
United American Free Will Tabernacle
1011 Dr JE Reddick Cir
Kinston, NC 28501

December 13, 2021

10:00 AM
Eastern Carolina Veterans Cemetery
164 Longs Plant Farm Rd
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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