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Melvin L. Pilkington March 2, 1956 - September 24, 2021

Date of Funeral

September 30, 2021

Melvin L. Pilkington, 65, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021 in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Family will be receiving friends on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a funeral service immediately following at 2:00 p.m. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home (290 Goodman Road East Southaven, MS 38671). Interment will be held at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens. Twin Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

He was born March 2, 1956 in Tennessee. Melvin was a professional car hauler of 20 years and a avid motorcycle enthusiast and rider. He loved the 2nd amendment, had a love for music, enjoyed grilling and smoking on the bbq grill. He loved being outdoors, but most importantly he loved his family.

Melvin was survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Katherine “Kathy” Pilkington; children, Brandon Pilkington, Chelsey (Jonathan) Ellenburg, Jessica “Taylor” Pilkington, and Kaitlyn Pilkington; grandson, Hunter Ellenburg; siblings, Samuel Pilkington, Jim Pilkington, Shirley Frost, Carol Potter, Ed Pilkington, Steve Pilkington.

He was preceded in death by his parents Samuel Monroe and Zelma Irene Pilkington.

 

Family will be receiving friends on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a funeral service immediately following at 2:00 p.m. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home (290 Goodman Road East Southaven, MS 38671). Interment will be held at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens.

Condolences(4)

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    Bethany Goudy says

    Dear Kathy, Taylor, and Kaitlyn
    I am thinking of your family in your time of loss and remembering our Saturday evenings at the pottery shop in Como. Although we don’t see one another often anymore, I hold you as friends dear to my heart.

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    James Gevers says

    Shirley and I were deeply saddened at the news of Mel’ s passing.. we never got to know Mel well, but our few contacts were enlightening and enjoyable.
    Tom spoke of him often and considered him one of his close friends, looking forward to many enjoyable times in their retirement. He will be sorely missed.
    The right words, at such trying times, are tough to come up with, but our hearts go out to you, Kathy, and all of your family. Our thought and prayers are with you all.
    Hopefully your strong faith in God will carry you thru such tragic times.
    Jim and Shirley Gevers

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    Billie Messer says

    So sorry for your loss. Sterling tried getting by to see him. He would talk to him over the phone. Not sure if you are aware, but Sterling passed away on Feb 3, 2020. Sure do miss him. I am his wife, Billie Messer.

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    Michelle Eaves says

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will surely miss his laughs, his cooking/grilling, and watching him play with Barrett on Tuesday nights. We Love You All.

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