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February 8, 1937 July 30, 2018
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Obituary for MELVIN GILES, SR.
Monday, July 30, 2018 at approximately 9:00 pm Elder Melvin Giles surrounded by his family and friends transitioned to be with God. The son of Maryrose and Joshua Giles quietly departed this life while in the Calvert County Nursing Center, located in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Also, by his bedside along with family was Gloria Jones , Elizabeth Tyler(Senior Companion ) long time neighbor and friend Georgia & Bill Washington, Faith Suber and daughter Imania.

Melvin received his education from Pr. Frederick Elementary, and Brooks High School. His mother always thought of him as a “being a special child”, and often said in growing up as a young lad, he was different from other children his age.

October 24, 1953 he was united in Holy matrimony with Margaret Wallace. From that union are five children. Melvin had the characteristics of his grandfather George and father Joshua, as a hard worker and a great provider for his family. Also, a loving and dedicated husband and father. In 1953 he repented of his sins and was baptized in the name of Jesus. Faithfully serving as Sunday School Superintendent at Little Rehoboth in Sunderland, Maryland under the leadership of Bishop Owings. Now known as Calvary United Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, under the leadership of Pastor Michael Fields.

By profession he was a construction worker, until becoming employed in June 1957 by A & P Warehouse later, (Super Fresh) as a freight selector. He did his job faithfully for 40 years driving to Baltimore, Maryland, until retirement in 1997!

In the mid 1960’s he was ordained as an Elder by Bishop Gene Johnson; and as Elder did his very best to ensure everyone would know who Jesus is!

In 1973, Elder Melvin Giles was Pastor and founder of Bethel Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ Inc., located at 1811 Mitchellville Road. Bowie, Maryland.

In 1988 Melvin and Margaret became certified as a Home Care Provider by Calvert County Department of Social Service, Project Home Program. In 2005 after many years of studying, researching and reading documentaries concerning his Lord and Savior, Elder Giles was baptized again! Changing the name of his church to Bethel Apostolic of Yeshua the Messiah, Inc. (Christ Hebrew birth name). The church still operates under the leadership of Evangelist Francis & Grenada Bush, and Brother Charles Hawkins.

In 2009 after 21 years of service, dedication, and support of care to the residents of the Project Home Program, Margaret’s health began to fail, and the home which provided passion, grace, and mercy was closed.

“But God,” Elder Giles continued preaching the word of God, until his health began to fail in 2012. Elder Giles leaves to celebrate his life Margaret (Wife), Joyce Hawkins (Charles), Odesea Hall, Melvin Jr. (Roberta) Dwight and Rodney (Children). Son & Law Herbert Hall. Daughter in Law Audrey Bishop, and Cheryl Giles.

Grand Children Charles Jr. (Erika), Shalitia Hall, Lamond, and Sean Hawkins. E’yon, Dajoun (Tranae), Dwight Jr. Taivon, Genea, Danika Giles, and, Latisha Hill (William).

Great Grandchildren Aaron, Connor, Alyssa, Cedrick, Kyle Hawkins, Elijah, Kobe, Karter, and Aveion Giles, and Collin Kirkland.

In-Laws Roosevelt Brooks Jr. (Doretha) Gladys Woods, Alice Jenkins, Carl, Calvin, Albert Brooks, Evangelist Dottie Stewart (Stanley), Jay (Jesscina) Ray, (Latrice) Kevin, Karen Wallace, Arthur Pratt (Elva), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends ,Church Family and special friends, Elizabeth Tyler and Gloria Mae Hill-Kyler .
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6:00 PM 8/8/2018 6:00:00 PM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

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