Mr. Melvin Tomlin, 77. was born in Norfolk, Va., on February 15, 1945, to the late Alfonso Tomlin and Cumyre Scott Tomlin. He departed this life on Sunday, January 8, 2023, at the VA Hospital in Salisbury, N.C.

Melvin graduated from Unity High School and was at one time employed as a weaver at Burlington Industries.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Alicia Tomlin; and his brother, Larry Tomlin.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life his mother, Cumyre Scott Tomlin; one son, Timothy (Angel) Tomlin of Mooresville, N.C.; two daughters, Priscilla (Kenneth) Hall and Gloria Tomlin Miller of Salisbury, N.C.; three brothers, Stanley Tomlin of Troutman, N.C., Vernon (Karen) Tomlin of Statesville, and Tony Tomlin of Harrisburg, Pa.; one sister, Patricia McIntosh of Troutman, N.C.; one sister-in-law, Robin Tomlin; special family members, William Scott, Melissa Cauthen, Anika F. White, and Ann White; eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary, Statesville, at 11:30 a.m. Visitation will be from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at the National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Tomlin family.