Melvin Edward "Alphie" McKinley, Jr., 39, a native of Terrebonne Parish and a resident of Houma, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:55 a.m.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until funeral time at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Dularge Community Baptist Church, 549 Andrew St. in Houma. Burial will follow in Southdown Cemetery.
He is survived by his parents, Beverly Fusilier Brown and Melvin Edward McKinley, Sr.; paternal grandmother, Hazel McKinley Burns; maternal grandfather, William Nells, Jr. (Annie); brothers, Wilbert Fusilier, Laquante and Ronald Jones, Samuel White, III, Terrence Calloway, Earl Nells, Jr., Eric, Donnell, and Darrin Brown; sisters, Lashawn and Dominque (Arianne Wallis) McKinley, Lakita and Chenell Fusilier, Trina Mosely, Albertha Livas, Chaka Khan Nells, Shanta' and Laquanna Smith, Catherine and Karen Brown.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Chiquita Fusilier; paternal grandparents, Clarence Leonard (Josephine) Matthews, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Theresa Nells and Joseph Fusilier, Jr.
Arrangements entrusted to Jones Funeral Home of Houma.