Melvin Gordon Davidson

November 17, 1939January 17, 2011

Reverend Melvin Gordon Davidson, 71 of Homosassa, Florida died Monday, January 17th, 2011 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. Born November 17th, 1939 in Kissimmee, Florida to the late John C. and Bernice (Bryant) Davidson. He retired from UPS after 17 years of service and became Pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church of Loughman, FL and then Pastor of Lakewood Park Baptist Church of Davenport. He moved to Homosassa in 1995 from Davenport. A Navy Veteran of Vietnam and member of the Bible Baptist Church of Crystal River. Reverend Davidson is survived by his wife of 45 years Mary E. Davidson of Homosassa; son Melvin G. Davidson, Jr. and wife Tammy of Lexington, SC; daughters Elaine Kroll and husband Albert of Germanton, NC and Nancy Breedlove and husband Brian of Homosassa; brothers Don Davidson of TN, Gary Rowe of Ft Pierce, FL, Gerald Rowe, of Ft Pierce and Larry Rowe of Orlando, FL; sisters Lynette Rowe of Ft Pierce and Virginia Harris of TN, and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11 am, Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Bible Baptist Church, 5740 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy, Crystal River, Florida, with Reverend Thomas C. Reeves officiating. Burial will follow in Stage Stand Cemetery. Friends will received Saturday at the Church from 10 am until the service hour.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 22, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, January 22, 2011

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January 21, 2011

Mary, Little Mel, Elaine, Nancy and family; Odd how when we are younger we think that we have all the time in the world and the ones we love will be by us for a long time. I want all of you to know that I am so thankful that we are family. I love each of you and will always fondly remember the visits to Fort Pierce. I was the cousin who was away from all the others in another town. I will never forget after visiting, when saying goodbye, all of the family would come out of Grannie's house and start waving goodbye. They would then all head to the back yard while they continued to wave goodbye as we drove down the highway. I will always remember Mel's grin and his laugh. I never called him or Jackie uncle because they seemed like they were my older brothers. You do not realize the special things until they are gone. Thank you and Praise you God that we have a promise that this is not the end of the story, it is just the beginning! Mary, I cannot say it enough. I thank you for standing for Mel when he no longer could. You have been a great example for me. You have reminded me not to take my spouse for granted, to love and take care of them unconditionally. May God wrap you in His love and give you peace in the days ahead. Love you, Rodney and Cheryl Harris Brotzman

January 21, 2011

Sis. Mary...I can't help but think of all the good times we have had in the past and what a precious man of God Bro. Mel was....What wonderful memories we have of him and will cherish forever in our hearts. I am so thankful for "Precious Memories" we love you and will be praying for you and the family..Love and Prayers...Bro. Bob, Lou Ann and Becka

Staff of Wilder Funeral Home

January 20, 2011

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.