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Melvin Ruffin

April 11, 1937 ~ April 20, 2022 (age 85)

Obituary

Mr.  Melvin Ruffin age 85 of Mebane, NC transitioned from labor to reward on April 20, 2022, while being cared for at Duke University Medical Pavilleon Mall in Durham, NC.  Mr. Ruffin was born in Norfolk, Virginia to his parents, Pernell and Novella.

In labor Mr. Ruffin worked for the US Postal Service in Long Island, NY for over 28years, In service he was a member of Hunters Chapel AME Church, Mebane, NC where he served faithfully as a Trustee and a member of the Male Chorus and In Love, he was married to his lovely wife the former Ms. Olivia Manely.  Mr. Melvin was an avid golfer and a dedicated "Steeler Fan"

The life and legacy of Mr. Melvin Ruffin will be forever cherished by his wife, Mrs. Olivia M. Ruffin; two sons, Melvin Rollins (Bernice) and Gene Anthony Manley (Ashley) and one daughter, Pamela Ruffin; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren along with brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Mr. Ruffin was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Harold and two daughters, Shunka Leonard and Sheila Manley along with three siblings. 

 

Inurnment will take place in Roosevelt Memorial Garden in Chesapeake, Virginia.

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Services

Viewing
Monday
April 25, 2022

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Wake-with the Family present
Tuesday
April 26, 2022

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Funeral Service
Tuesday
April 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Video is available for this event


Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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