Melvin O. Steward


Melvin Orlando Steward , 51 departed this life on Monday, November 25,2019 at his residence unexpectedly in Columbus, Ohio. He was born to his parents, McArthur Burns and Nadine Carter-Martin on April 27, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Linden McKinley High School and received his diploma in 1986. Later Melvin graduated from Ohio State Barber College, where he believed in keeping a clean haircut.

Melvin was very well loved, supportive and a provider with a beautiful contagious smile. He had a sense of humor that would get you to laugh, no matter what mood you were in. He was a protective man when it came to his loved ones. He was a go-getter who worked very hard. “Rain, Sleet, Snow, or Sick, he was there with a smile on his face.

Melvin was employed for many years with Big Bear Warehouse, the largest refrigerated warehouse in Ohio. He loved to get his hands dirty, which lead him to Kroger Warehouse and Tigerpoly.

Melvin was well dressed and always kept a fresh haircut and his cars clean.
His food will be missed, what a great cook he was, “him and that grill and that crockpot. Mello’s BBQ and Grill will never be forgotten.

Melvin was predeceased in death by his Father, McArthur Barnes; Grandparents, John and Nadine Steward; Sister, Tina Carter, Aunt, Bernice Steward. Left to cherish his memories are, his Mother, Nadine Carter-Martin; Children, Kyisha Steward and Melvin Steward ll; Siblings, Earnest Carter, Lashaun Carter, Lanese Callahan, Victor Brisco, Marcus Carson, Martai Burns, Shemika Brisco, Leon Manns, Marcus Burns, Antwan Brisco; Grandchildren, Melvin Orlando Steward lll, Levoua Orlando Fuqua; Special friends, Yolanda Moorer, Tina Steward, Brian Elmore, Lapaso Walker as well as a host of Nieces, Nephews , Cousins, other Relatives and Friends .

Melvin was a gentleman and would always greet you with a smile, hand shake and a hug. Melvin was a Loving son, Father, Brother, Uncle, Grandpa and Cousin. He will be missed by all.

Visitation 11:00AM and Funeral Service 12:00PM Monday, December 30, 2019 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. We were saddened to hear about your family loss. May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort and refuge in your time of need. Thinking of you all.

  2. Allen Hudson & Flo Shivers

    To the family, we want to send you our sincere and deepest condolences for your loss. Mello was a true friend to us and a wonderful friend to many. We will always remember his smile, laughter, and his ability to find humor in almost everything. It is sad that the world has lost another wonderful spirit at such a young age. Words can never truly express how much we will miss our dearest friend Mello.

  3. Patrick Copeland

    To my E 25th Ave homey REST IN PEACE my friend

  4. Lynne Gattis-Cunningham

    Melvin was a special person. When my father died Melvin was there for my mother helping around the house, cutting her yard, anything that she needed, all she had to do is call. When my mother moved to Texas he called her every day like clockwork. I will miss his voice every day asking her “How are you doing”! Melvin, I know you are looking down on us from heaven. Everyone should take a page out of your book on how to treat people. You were special indeed. Rest in peace, we will see you soon.

  5. We did not get enough time to know Melvin Sr but what tine we did have was nice love and prayers for family and friends

  6. Anna Gattis-Lyles

    I can’t begin to tell you how I feel. I spoke to Melvin everyday. I am so sorry for the loss of a kind loving man. He was family to us “Gattis” R.I.P. my sweet Brother you are certainly missed! I will see you again.
    Denise Gattis-Lyles
    Danny Lyles Jr
    Skylar Lyles

  7. Melvin you were a super sweet guy. Bless you! Rest in peace brother.

  8. I love you Unk! You’ve been around my entire life & you’re one of two ppl I’ve known as my dads bestfriend; I’m going to miss hearing all the crazy stories y’all shared from childhood to adulthood, the knee slapper laughs & your presence at all the family functions. Until we meet again~Indy ♥️

  9. I’d like to offer my condolences to your family I am truly sorry for your loss and I’m praying for your family

  10. Belinda morrison

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your loved one Mello was a very nice man from the time I met him may god give the family peace sleep on mello rip

  11. My condolences to your family

  12. Darlene Brantley

    May our father surround your children and grandchildren with loving arms. You are now back with your dad and our family elders. Rest well family

  13. My Condolences to the family of Bro.Melvin, I will always remember you as a brother with a beautiful heart and spirit. Rest Well Brother!

  14. Dytanion E Forte and family

    Our deepest condolences to the entire Steward family and friends. Melvin was a good young man that sent love to everyone he met. Mey GOD wrap his loving arms of comfort around you all during this difficult time. Our loving father never meant for us to feel this sadness. Hold on to GODS right hand of righteousness and he we make firm, he will make you strong.

  15. So very sorry to hear about Melvin’s passing. My prayers are with his children and family. Melvin was a wonderful gentle and kind person. Dwell on the good times and the beautiful memories you have of him to help you through this trying time. God be with you

  16. My condolences to your family and friends ,,,prayers are with you.

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