Rev. Melvin Thompson

Obituary of Rev. Melvin Warren Thompson

Reverend Melvin Warren Thompson, husband of W. Joyce Skinner Thompson, residence North Charleston SC entered into eternal rest on August 12, 2023. The relatives and friends of Rev & Mrs. Melvin W. Thompson are invited to attend his Celebration of Life Service on Sunday, August 20, 2023 at 3pm, Doorway Baptist Church, 7825 Dorchester Road, North Charleston SC. Visitation with the immediate family will be held thirty minutes prior to his Celebration of Life Service in the church’s vestibule. Melvin was born to the late Samuel Warren Thompson and Brookey Irene Hiott Thompson on May 31, 1934, in Charleston SC. Melvin had many careers in his life which included a loadmaster in the United States Air Force for 20 years, Air Conditioner Service with MUSC, and Pastor to several churches in Virginia and South Carolina. Melvin was always willing to lend a helping hand, along with a hammer or wrench, to anyone in need. He combined his love for God and travel by ministering and freely sharing his faith and skills, along with his wife, on several overseas mission trips, at the Ridgecrest Conference Center in NC, and in many states with Campers on Mission repairing or upgrading church facilities. Throughout his life, Melvin served his Lord in various positions in his local church as deacon, Sunday School teacher, committee member, etc. In recent years, he saw and responded to a need by regularly visiting homebound and nursing home church members; never giving a thought to his own physical challenges. Melvin was a lifelong learner! After his military retirement, he completed higher education requirements to become an ordained minister. Then in his senior years, he continued to take additional Bible and religious courses at Charleston Southern University (formerly the Baptist College) just for fun! Melvin is survived by his loving and caring wife, W. Joyce Skinner Thompson, of 68 years and four daughters: Sandra T. Weldy, Connie A. Rajabi (Jafar), Deborah T. Melton (Joe), and Rene’ Thompson all from South Carolina; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Melvin is also survived by a sister, Nita Schauer (Florida); sister-in-law, Patsy Thompson (Georgia); along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Melvin was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Barry R. Thompson; and a son-in-law, Randall A. Weldy. The family wishes to especially thank Jennifer P. and her Hospice team for all their support during the last couple of years. Their job is a difficult occupation but an invaluable need which they meet with professionalism, concern, compassion, knowledge, and warm hugs that will long be remembered. A military burial will be private and held on a later date at Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local church to further the gospel of Christ or share your faith and skills with others in Jesus' name.

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