OBITUARY

Melvin Hyde Jr.

May 7, 1962September 10, 2018
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Melvin Hyde Jr., age 56 of Pulaski, TN passed away on September 10th, 2018. He was a native of Gardena, California.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Hyde; father, Melvin Hyde Sr.; mother, Gloria Espanisa; step-mother, Janet Hyde; son, Elijah Vantrease; sisters, Dorothy Ann Hyde-Mesnage and Debra Gruber; and one grandchild, Jerry Klein of Oklahoma; Nephews, Alex Mesnage, Travis Mesnage, Matthew Gruber and Michael Gruber; nieces, Sarah Mesnage, Amanda Lumpkins, Ashley Gruber, Anna Gruber, and Alexis Gruber.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Cornell Klein.

A visitation will be held on October 13th, 2018 from 11am to 12pm with memorial service following after at 12pm.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Melvin Hyde Jr.

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Barbara Rose

December 26, 2018

Continued from previous memory:

But here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day's the same way
There's no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things.
You knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven
And now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand
And share my life with me?"
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.

Barbara Rose

December 26, 2018

I was fortunate enough to meet Mel almost four years ago, we became really good friends and he shared a lot of things with me.... He made me promise that if anything ever happened to him that I would post this on his obituary, so today I am honoring that promise. he will be thought about and missed everyday by all of his friends and family.
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xfgxWAIcxQ
When tomorrow starts without me,
And I am not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you will miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It almost seemed impossible
That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,
He said, "This is eternity,
And all I have promised you.
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts



Debra Gruber

October 15, 2018

Mel loved my kids dearly he spoke to them on phone every time he called me or I called him !! I’m glad they got to know him over the years they loved him a lot and will miss him
I’ve added a picture of him with my girls from a few years ago he really liked this photo of them

Debra Gruber

October 15, 2018

Mel was my older brother he was always picking at me as a kid but was always always there for me ! We had our disagreements n argued as siblings do but I know he loved me and I loved him ! When I had kids and got married he was so happy for me ! He may have not seen us all the time or much but we stayed in touch always ! I’m going to miss his silly texts or Facebook messages like when he would just send me a message to say “hi little sister ! Just wanted to say hi n tell you I love you and tell my nieces n nephews I love them n thinking about them ! When he did come to visit us a few time and meet my family he loved goofing off with the kids and thought they were great ! We will all have mememories of him ! I am so glad I seen him Labor Day weekend and got pictures with him n my girls n I ! He will be deeply miss by us ! I still sometimes look for a message from him like he use to send ! I know I will always miss you my big ( pain in the butt ) brother but I will always love you and think of you !!

Love you and we will see you again sometime until then I know you are watching over us all and I will dance with mom for you now !!
Love your lil sis
Debbie

Robin Scruggs Privette

September 18, 2018

I have known Junior (Mel) Dorothy (my best friend) and Debbie since Dorothy and I were in the 6th grade. When we were kids Mel wanted to be called Jr. We would have so much fun playing and running. Sitting around talking. One winter in Florida we had a fire going in their furnace or fireplace and while Dorothy and I was baking something we noticed some smoke behind the fireplace. Well her and I start screaming for junior yelling fire fire. He goes running to this kitchen sink slips on the wet floor from our sloshing water and slides all the way to the other counter. LOL we were scared at the time but that's such a funny memory now. He was such a cool guy, always! He will be very missed! He loved his family and his friends. I think of you a lot Junior and your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

Patricia Shannon

September 18, 2018

Melvin Jr was my cousin, but he was also a son, brother, husband and father. The impact of his life may impact us differently but it's a life that ended far too soon. Sadly, far too many years had passed since I last saw him. I just remember what a beautiful little boy he was and how the family loved him.
The one consolation we have is we can hold on to the good memories we have of Melvin. We can keep him within our heart and continue loving him.
I pray continued comfort and peace for the family and may the Lord strengthen you with each passing day.

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