Melvin "Mel" Smith Middleton, Sr. CHARLESTON - Melvin Middleton, Sr. passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 after years of battling pulmonary fibrosis. Born June 28, 1946, in Charleston, SC, he was the son of the late Parker Sr. and "Gussie" Middleton. He graduated from Burke High School in 1964. He is survived by his wife Cora; brother Parker, Jr.; sisters, Gretta Wainwright (Frankie) and Carla Jones (Guy); daughters, Lisa Middleton and Viki Middleton; son, Melvin Middleton, Jr; granddaughters, Tara Bryant, Sasha Hobson, and Dazah Hobson; grandson Jabari Hobson; great-grandson Princeton Flagg; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. A wake will be held at Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services (7475 Peppermill Parkway, Ste. E, North Charleston, SC 29418) on Friday December 20, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Mr. Middleton's Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's A.M.E Church (302 Fishburne St., Walterboro, SC 29488). The family will receive friends following the service at the church. The family wishes to thank the nurses and other caregivers at Odyssey Hospice Charleston and all who have prayed for and provided support to the family. Condolences may be expressed online at http://lowcountryfuneral.com/category/obituaries/
Arrangments by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services, North Charleston. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/
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Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Dec. 18 to Dec. 19, 2013.