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Melvin D. Parkes Sr.

February 13, 1953 ~ February 11, 2021 (age 67)

Obituary

Melvin D. “Donnie”, “Speedbuggy” Parkes Sr., 67, of South Bend, Indiana passed away Friday, February 12, 2021. Melvin was born February 13, 1953, to the union of Howard and Vivian Parkes in LaPorte, Indiana.

He graduated from LaPorte High School. He worked for AEP for 38 years.

Melvin leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Harriet “Jean” Parkes; four children: Melvin (Griselda) Parkes, Carmen (Curtis) Green, Charles “Chachi” Parkes, and Alicia Parkes; a stepson Lorenzo “Lo” Keith; one sister, Alice Anderson; one brother, W. Clifford Parkes; also several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Melvin was preceded in death by two brothers: Charles M. Parkes and Howard W. “Butch” Parkes; along with a niece, Charna J. Parkes.

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
February 17, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Alford's Mortuary Chapel
1222 Napier Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601

Funeral Service
Wednesday
February 17, 2021

12:00 PM
Alford's Mortuary Chapel
1222 Napier Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601

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