Melvin Broome Sr. was born on December 9, 1949 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Lawrence and Julia Waters Broome. He departed this earthly journey on March 2, 2020.
Melvin was educated in the public schools of Richland County and was a graduate of C. A. Johnson High School Class of 1968.
At an early age Melvin was baptized at St. John Baptist Church (Beltline Location) in Columbia, South Carolina. “Everybody in Julia’s house had to go to church.”
Melvin decided to serve his county by enlisting in the United States Navy in 1969. He was a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and Eligibility for the Navy Good Conduct Medal that commenced on March 10, 1969. Upon completion of service, he advanced his education by attending Columbia Junior College as well as Midlands Technical College.
Melvin was a jack of all trades and succeeded at anything he accomplished. His last employment was with Michelin Tires where he retired after 26 years of loyal service. “We don’t think he was working, just sleeping in his office”.
Melvin dedicated this life to his wife, children, sisters, loved ones, friends and especially the Greenview Community. To know “Broome” was to love him.
Melvin was preceded in death by his daughter, Nicole Felicia Weston; parents, Lawrence and Julia Broome; brother, Marshal Thomas Broome; sisters, Lillie Mae Jackson and Mildred Broome Herbert; and brother-in-law, Isaiah Herbert.
Melvin leaves to cherish his precious memory his wife of forty-five years, Hattie Mae Broome; two daughters, Jennifer F. Broome and Michelle D. Broome; three sons, Bobby J. Broome, Melvin (Toni) Broome Jr.; Marshall T. (LaKeisha) Broome, all of Columbia, SC; grandchildren, Brian Daniel Miles, Destiny Broome, Tyrell Osby, A’Yahna and Za’Niya Broome and Mason and Kamille Broome all of Columbia, SC; two sisters, Shirley A. (Willis) Brown and Janice D. Broome of Columbia, SC; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Carter and Susie Lynn Scott of New Rochelle, New York; and brother-in-law, Phillip G. Scott of Columbia, SC; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
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