Melvin Curlis Stout, a beloved Construction Worker and painter, passed away on September 14, 2023, in Hammond, Louisiana, surrounded by his loving family. He fought a good fight, but the Lord saw fit to call him home. Melvin was born on February 23, 1972, in the charming town of Picayune, Mississippi.
Melvin led a remarkable life filled with hard work and dedication. With his steady hands and keen eye for detail, he made a significant impact in the construction industry. Through his years as a Construction Worker, he was involved in the creation of numerous buildings that will stand as monuments to his craft for generations to come. His exceptional painting skills added vibrant colors and brought life to many structures throughout his career.
Beyond his professional achievements, Melvin possessed a kind and welcoming spirit that instantly made others feel at ease in his presence. He had an extraordinary ability to make people laugh and brighten their day with his quick wit and sense of humor. It was impossible not to feel uplifted after spending time with Melvin.
Melvin's warmheartedness extended beyond his work life; he was a devoted son, father, brother, and uncle. His parents, Melvin Jan Stout and Ethel Elaine Stout, raised him with love and instilled in him values that would guide him throughout his life. Their unwavering support ensured that Melvin always had the courage to pursue his passions.
As a father to Brena Elaine Stout, Melvin's love knew no bounds. He cherished every moment spent with her and took great pride in watching her grow into a strong and compassionate individual. Brena carries her father's legacy forward in her heart.
Esma Irvine, Melvin's sister, shared an unbreakable bond with him throughout their lives. They served as both confidants and companions on their respective journeys. Esma will forever cherish the memories they created together and carry on the values they held dear.
Melvin's niece, Kristina Hebert, was not just a relative but also a close friend. He was a mentor to Kristina, providing guidance and encouragement in all aspects of her life. The wisdom he shared with her will continue to inspire and guide her steps in the years to come.
Melvin Curlis Stout has left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who had the honor of knowing him. His infectious laughter and warm personality will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched. In celebrating Melvin's life, we remember a man who exemplified kindness, brought joy wherever he went, and left behind memories that will forever bring smiles to our faces.
May his soul find peace and eternal rest as we hold onto the cherished memories of his time among us.
And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Revelation 14:13 KJV
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