Melvin D. Colegrove Jr.

September 8, 1952November 19, 2021

Melvin “Mel” D. Colegrove, Jr. age 69 of Southside passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021. A public visitation will be held at Morgan Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. A private graveside service will follow. Mel was a Fire Medic with the Gadsden Fire Department and also worked with Marshall Medical Systems. He loved his jobs and actually considered work his hobby. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially going to all his grandchildren’s ballgames. He also enjoyed going to the beach and boating. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin D. Colegrove, Sr. and son-in-law, Ronnie Allen. Survivors include his wife, Deborah Walker Colegrove; children: Chris (Erica) Colegrove, Kim (Isaac) Thacker, Jenny (Ryan) Calp, Samantha (Justin) Denson, Amy Allen and Joshua Gaddis; mother, Wynell C. Beason; 13 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; brothers: Robbie (Teresa) Colegrove and Joey (Leslie) Colegrove and a host of nieces and nephews. His co-workers at the Gadsden Fire Department will service as pallbearers. Special thanks to Jennifer and the staff of Amedysis Hospice for their compassionate care and to the Gadsden Fire Department and surrounding fire departments for their continuous support, kindness and help during this difficult time. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation at Morgan Funeral Chapel

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021


Melvin D. Colegrove Jr.

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Tim Madden

November 24, 2021

Sending prayers to the Colegrove Family, I worked with Melvin at the Gadsden Fire Department and he was a very nice man, I graduated from high school with Joe and he is a good man as well. May God comfort the family as only He can.