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Melvin Stevenson

August 6, 1941 ~ February 5, 2018 (age 76)

Pastor Melvin Stevenson, 76, answered the Master’s Call from his earthly home to his heavenly reward on February 5, 2018. He was born August 6, 1941 to the late Rev. Jacob and Bessie Stevenson in Princess Anne County, VA.  He was predeceased by eight siblings, Gladys, Charlie, David, Jacob, Clinton, James, Allen and Robert Stevenson; three brothers-in-law, William Phillips, Walter Druitt, Sr. and Charles Robinson; and one stepson, Corri Johnson.

Melvin was a graduate of Princess Anne Training High School. He was a former member of Bread of Life Ministries and Pastor of Prayer & Worship NCCC.  He was employed with Portsmouth Regional Jail as a Food Service Manager and a Prep Cook for the Beach Pub.

In his leisure time, Melvin loved to cook, doing handyman jobs and being a great mentor.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 17 years, Diane Stevenson; six children, Sylvia Knox (Luther), Melvin Stevenson, Jr., Annette Stevenson, Fred Stevenson, Michael Stevenson and Julius Harris; one step-daughter, LaKeisha “Chellie” Poindexter; nine siblings, Shirley Phillips, Vivian Patterson, Margie Druitt, Norma Robinson, Gene Stevenson (Crystal), Josephus Stevenson, Pauline Davenport (Matthew), Corrine Shaw (Howard) and Jeremiah Stevenson (Cynthia); five sisters-in-law, Rose, Alice, Capricia, Jackie and Yvonne Stevenson; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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