Melvin Mullen Lilley, Jr., 70, died Saturday, July 11, 2015.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Baptist Cemetery in Scotland Neck. The Reverend Lee Marks and the Reverend Doctor Allen Cherry will be presiding.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.
Melvin was a loving daddy and a wonderful “Papie”. He graduated from Scotland Neck High School and went on to attend Carolina Military School. Melvin studied at Elon University and served in the U.S. Army. Upon his return home, he worked at Halifax County Health Department until his retirement.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin Mullen Lilley, Sr. and Marion Boyce Lilley; and his brother, William McIver Lilley.
He is survived by his daughter, Boyce Lilley Moore and husband Jess of Scotland Neck; his son, Brad Lilley and wife Heather of Raleigh; and three grandchildren, Oliver Dean Moore, Madelyn Elizabeth Moore, and Jack Kitchin Lilley.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck, P.O. Box 539, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or to Dawson Baptist Church, 9775 Thirteen Bridges Road, Enfield, NC 27823.
Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.