Melvin Cornell Nunn, Sr., 94, of Liberty, peacefully passed away, Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Universal Health Care in Ramseur.
Private Graveside Services will be held at Gilmore Memorial Park, Julian, NC with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard. A service of remembrance will be held at a later date.
Officiating, Rev. Josh Kurtz.
Melvin was a native of Stokes County and a longtime resident of Liberty. He was married for over seventy years to the love of his life, Inez. She and Melvin met as teenagers in Julian, NC as tobacco sharecroppers who traveled east to Randolph County for work. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served during WWII. Melvin and Inez raised four wonderful children together. He enjoyed tending his livestock and crops with his grandchildren. He was extraordinarily proud when his son, Mel, repurchased in 1984, the agriculture store which he had founded, Liberty Farm and Garden. Melvin was also employed by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Sally Nunn, and his daughter, Sandra Lawson.
Survivors: wife, Inez Nunn, of the home, daughter, Gloria Moore, of Liberty, sons, Mel Nunn Jr., and wife, Erika, of Staley, Eddie Nunn, and wife, Rhonda, of Randleman, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.
The family kindly requests those whose lives were touched by Melvin to sow a vegetable garden in his memory.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1588 Liberty, NC 27298.
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Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or Building Fund
P.O. Box 1588, Liberty NC 27298