Melvine Blakeley

Melvine Calhoun Blakeley

1929 - 2022

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Obituary of Melvine Calhoun Blakeley

Mrs. Melvine Calhoun Blakeley departed this life peacefully and quietly in her home surrounded by family on March 16, 2022. Melvine was the oldest daughter of the late Clarence W. Calhoun, Sr. and Thelma Johnson Calhoun. Melvine was a very faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she was once the Chairperson of the Decoration Committee, always securing and making sure beautiful, fresh flowers adorned the sanctuary for special occasions. She was a member of the Eliza Ann Coppage Bible Class and served as an usher for many years. Educated in the Norfolk Public School System, Melvine was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Class of 1947. She continued her education at North Carolina A&T State College where she earned a bachelor’s degree, and became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She furthered her education at Columbia University in New York, where she earned a master’s degree. She taught for a year in the Murfreesboro, (NC) Public School System before being employed by Norfolk Public Schools. She retired after 42 years of dedicated service. Melvine was one of the founders of Les Gemmes Incorporated that began in 1955. She was extremely proud of her organization and its notable achievements and successes over the years. Melvine was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Clarence W. Calhoun, Jr. and Clinton J. Calhoun, Sr.; and her sister, Corrine L. Williams. Those left to cherish her memory include her devoted nieces, Thelma Q. Ruffin (Washington), Louise W. Epps, Belindarae W. Benn, Karen B. McDaniels, Corrine W. Smith (Daniel), and Christi I. Johnson; her nephews, Clinton J. Calhoun, Jr., Thomas D. Calhoun, Sr., Robert E. Calhoun, Sr., and Terry G. Calhoun (Tikisha); several cousins, great nieces and nephews; her aunt, Frances J. Prince; goddaughter, Blakeley I. Calhoun, and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Sunday
27
March

Viewing

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, March 27, 2022
Riddick Funeral Service
1225 Norview Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Monday
28
March

Viewing

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday, March 28, 2022
Shiloh Baptist Church
745 Park Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Monday
28
March

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday, March 28, 2022
Shiloh Baptist Church
745 Park Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Monday
28
March

Interment

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Monday, March 28, 2022
Calvary Cemetery
1600 St Julian Ave
Norfolk, Virginia, United States