Melvyn Gordon Jefferson, 74, passed away Sunday, May 15, at Christus St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont.

Visitation will be 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 at Melancon’s Funeral Home Chapel, 1605 Avenue H, in Nederland. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at Melancon’s Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at Oak Bluff Cemetery in Port Neches.

Melvyn was born in Jasper, to Jimmie Forrest Kirkpatrick Jefferson and Walton Elton Jefferson on Jan. 21, 1937. He attended Stark High School in Orange. He was a resident of Port Neches for 30 years. He was a longtime employee of DuPont Beaumont Works as a lab analyst retiring with 40 years of service. He served for four years with the US Air Force and received an honorable discharge.

Melvyn was preceded in death by his parents. Melvyn is survived by his daughters: Christie Coker and husband Michael Coker of Houston; Lisa Sullivan of Beaumont; Julie Fanning and husband Don Fanning of League City; and Dana Robinson and husband Scott Robinson of The Woodlands. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Jessica Sullivan, Gracie Sullivan, Sierra Robinson, Sydney Fanning, and Corey Fanning.

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