Melvyn Lois Gillette

December 13, 1940February 7, 2021

Melvyn Lois Gillette was born on December 13, 1940 and passed away on February 7, 2021 and is under the care of C. P. Bannon Mortuary.

C. P. Bannon Mortuary will be held on February 23, 2021 at 11:00 am at C.P. Bannon Mortuary, 6800 International Blvd, Oaland, Ca.

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Loretta Helems

February 24, 2021

Melvlyn, my dear friend since we were 6 and 7 years old, You might call us the Thelma and Louise of the 40's. Since 1945 and thru the years we've kept in touch. Peace my friend, see you in "that great gettin' up morning. Loretta

James and Laura Gillette

February 22, 2021

May you rest in Heaven with the Angels and our sincere condolences to our family and friends.

Ruben Edmondson

February 22, 2021

Melvyn, I will miss seeing you at the Peake High School reunions in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

We sure had a great time together talking about our school years. I will miss those conversations and I will miss you.

May you Rest In Peace. Sleep well my dear friend and classmate (Class of 1957).

Thelma Bryant Harris

February 22, 2021

Melvyn Gillett and I attended Peake High School in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She was very intelligent. She could converse with you on almost any subject. Melvyn loved sharing knowledge. She was an expert on genealogy. She helped me find my family history. She also agreed to speak at the Arkadelphia Banquet in Los Angeles. She touched many lives in kind and loving ways. I hope that memories of her will bring you peace and comfort.

Chari Farmer Ogogo

February 22, 2021

Lois was a world traveler and outstanding mathematical genius. She was always carrying some books. I admired her wit and humorous antidotes.
She cared for her nieces and nephews and was their favorite aunt. May her memory be remembered with fondness. Blessings to the family and especially Stella Daniel and Doris Cornist for their love and kindness to the family.

Linda Pennington Black

February 22, 2021

Asking God's comfort, prayers and peace for the family. She is a hometown girl from Arkansas, and we send our love to the family. May she rest in the arms of our loving Christ Jesus.

Kasey Summerville

February 21, 2021

I’ll always remember Lois and her ability to share who was related to whom at a moments notice. Her intensive research at the courthouse and various sources became her retirement passion. She would come to the courthouse where I was employed and remain all day going through records. She loved it. Take your rest, Lois!

Scellerstene Felts (Jones_

February 21, 2021

My condolences to this family, Melvin and I were Facebook friends for a while. I remember her from Arkadelphia, our hometown. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Praying for all of the family and may God comfort you at this time. Scellerstene (Jones) Felts

Florine Bennett

February 21, 2021

Melvyn was a one of a kind, always so full of life. We spent endless hours talking about growing up in our family, and checking on our family roots. The two of us never tired of finding new information regarding the family history. It is hard to explain how much I have missed our relationship in recent years, yet since I have been reading many of her letters to me , I now realize she will always be a big part of my life. Lois, as I always called her, I know you are in a much better place, so take your much deserved rest till we meet again.

Sherritta Cornist

February 21, 2021

Cousin Lois was the family encyclopedia, and historian, which made talking to her always informative and inspiring. Family was extremely important to her, as well as lending a hand to whomever was in need.
I'm sure right now she is surrounded by all of her heavenly loved ones; telling them story after story. Love you cousin♥️ Rest in heaven 🙏🏾