Melvin Kitchens

October 13, 1939 ~ January 25, 2022

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Melvin O Kitchens, 82 passed away on January 25, 2022 at the NMMC in

Pontotoc, MS after an extended illness.

Melvin was born on October 13, 1939 to Earl and Ollie Kitchens in

Itawamba County. Melvin was a member of West Heights Baptist Church in

Pontotoc, MS. Due to his failing health, he enjoyed watching many

televised ministers. He was well respected in the community and he was

a light hearted person who enjoyed making everyone laugh. He was a

loving husband to Carolyn, a loving father to Kirk and Amy, and loving

grandfather to his five grandchildren and great grandson. His humility

was one of his strong attributes that shown in his character.

After working several years at PennTire, Melvin learned the trade of

plumbing. He and his son, Kirk owned and operated Lee Acres Plumbing

in Tupelo and later he owned and operated Pontotoc Plumbing and

Electrical before retiring from the plumbing business after 40 years.

He was a wonderful provider to his family. He had many friends in

addition to enjoying his trips out to the Ozark community.

Funeral services will be at the Waters Funeral Home on Friday, January

28, 2022 at 2:00 pm with Bro. Doug Kitchens officiating and lifelong

friend Danny Waters will deliver the eulogy. He will be laid to rest

beside his son, Kirk in the Kirkville Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn Michael Kitchens of

Pontotoc; his daughter, Amy Shelton (Barry) of Madison, MS; daughter

in law, Missy Kitchens (Kirk) of Saltillo; his grandchildren, Brandon

Shelton, Mollie Dean (Jake) ; Reid Kitchens (Candace) of San Antonio,

TX; Addison Shelton and Gavin Kitchens, and great grandson, Eli Dean;

host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ollie Thrasher

Kitchens; son, Kirk Kitchens; brother, L.C. Kitchens.

Pallbearers will be Danny Waters, Todd Rodgers, Barry Kitchens, Barry

Shelton, Brandon Shelton, Jake Dean and Walter Hampton.

Visitation will be at the Waters Funeral Home on Friday from 1:00

until service time @ 2:00 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family

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  1. Dear Kitchens family, one of the saddest things someone can experience is the death of a loved one. Did you know the Bible compares death to sleep? (Psalms 13:3) Just as a person who is asleep is unaware of what is happening around him, the dead are not conscious of anything. There is a promise of hope in the Bible. Our loving God has promised to awaken the dead, as if from sleep, and give them life again. Acts 24:15 says, “There is going to be a resurrection.” The Bible offers comfort for those who are grieving and I hope this brings you comfort as well.


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