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Melvin David Greene

SoVaNow.com / September 19, 2013

Melvin David Greene of Clover died on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham, NC at the age of 71.

Mr. Greene was born in Halifax County on Dec. 18, 1941 to the late Tom Greene and Emma Collins Greene. He was married to Jacqueline Coleman Greene and was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church.

Mr. Greene is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Coleman Greene of the home, two daughters: Sabrina L. Greene-Dixon and husband, Alvin of Clover and Cheryl M. Greene of Prince George, a son, Andre M. Greene of Petersburg; two grandchildren, Briana and Jalen; a brother: Carl Greene and wife, Katrina of Bronx, N.Y.; a sister in- law, Mary Greene of Baltimore, Md., and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters: Bessie Benton, Veola Scott, Gladys Sutton, Alice Pleasant and Mattie Wilborne and brothers: Herman, Henry Lewis and William Otis Greene.

A funeral will be Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church with Rev. Alfred Chandler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 1121 Clover Road, Clover.
Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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