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Mr. Melvin Pope

April 20, 1964 ~ October 12, 2020 (age 56)

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** Updated dates and time for Mr. Melvin Anthony Pope visitation hours and graveside service**

Melvin Anthony Pope was born April 20, 1964, to Melvin Pope, Jr. and the late Lela Mae Buckhaulter Pope. He accepted the Lord, Jesus Christ as his Savior at an early age and was baptized at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, located in Terry, Mississippi.

Brother Pope received his formal education in the Hinds County Public School System. He furthered his education at Hinds Junior College, Raymond Campus, Raymond, Mississippi.

Melvin or Anthony/Ant' ny, as he was affectionately called, was a loving father, grandfather, big brother, loving son, and a loyal friend. He was an avid fan of professional football and a loyal Oakland, now Las Vegas, Raiders fan. He loved classic cars, from working on them to riding in them. He never let his disability be a liability.

Melvin transitioned into rest on October 12, 2020, Jackson, Mississippi.

He leaves to mourn his passing one son: Billy Brinson (Jasmine) of Byram, MS; two daughters: Juanita Brinson of Dallas, TX; and April Fisher (Tay) of Jackson, MS; and eight grandchildren: Cameron Brinson, Amiya Butler, Aaliyah Fisher, Londyn Brinson, Melody Fisher, Braelynn Brinson, Perez Fisher, and Ayala Wilson; father: Melvin Pope, Jr. Of Terry, MS; one sister: Anita Y. Pope of Terry, MS; and one brother: Marichael Andretti (Drett) Pope of Arlington, VA; along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation hours will be Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 12-7 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel, located at 886 N. Farish Street - Jackson, MS 39202

Graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Jerusalem M.B. Church Cemetery, located at 446 Jerusalem Church Road - Brandon, MS 39046

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October 17, 2020

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Peoples Funeral Home
886 North Farish Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Graveside Service
October 18, 2020

2:00 PM
Jerusalem M.B. Church
446 Jerusalem Church Road
Brandon, MS 39042

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