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Melvin Lee Frost
May 1, 1946 ~ August 28, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Melvin Lee Frost, age 77 of Elkhart, went to be with his Lord and Savior with his family by his side on the morning of August 28, 2023. Mel was born May 1, 1946, in Paragould, Arkansas and moved to the Jimtown area of Elkhart at the age of 3. He was a Class of 1964 graduate of Jimtown High School and later retired from a long and rewarding career as an over the road and local truck driver. On December 6, 1986, Mel married Nancy Sissom at the Cedar Road Missionary Church in Osceola. They recently celebrated 36 years of marriage.
Surviving is his wife, Nancy Frost of Elkhart, his son Shane (Kandi) Frost of Edwardsburg, Michigan, his daughter Courtney (Brock) Yoder of Elkhart and his stepchildren Tracye Pickett of Elkhart and Robert (Tracy) Pickett of Cagle Mountain, Tennessee. Surviving as well are 7 grandchildren with another due in December of 2023, 3 great grandchildren and his stepsister Brenda Leonard of Maine. He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd Frost and Oma Belle (Jarvis) Stanford, a brother, Clarence Frost, a sister, Maebelle Sprouse, two stepbrothers, Leslie and James Stanford and a stepsister, Joan Reid.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm Thursday, August 31, 2023, at Riverview General Baptist Church, 1201 E Indiana Ave, Elkhart, IN 46516. There will also be one hour of viewing prior to the 1:00pm funeral service on Friday, September 1, 2023, at Riverview General Baptist Church and interment will follow in Union Center Cemetery, Nappanee, Indiana.
Mel enjoyed the days of his youth playing poker, shooting pool and bowling, and later he could be found out on the golf course, where he built friendships and created lasting memories.
More than anything else, his heart truly shined in the company of his loved ones. His dedication to his children was unwavering as he took on the role of little league baseball coach, instilling in young minds the values of teamwork and determination. His daughter's journey in Tae Kwon Do was a testament to his constant presence and encouragement. He became a pillar of support and devotion as a father and grandfather. Mel's bond with his grandchildren was a source of immeasurable joy. Beneath his calm and collected demeanor was a sense of humor that only those closest to him truly understood.
As a faithful member of the Riverview General Baptist Church, Mel's commitment to the Lord was profound. Serving as a Deacon for many years, he exemplified the principles of faith, kindness, and service. In his retirement, he continued to give back, using his talents as a handyman to support his church family, reflecting his deep connection to his faith and his desire to make a positive impact.
In his memory, donations may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Pl, Mishawaka, IN 46545. To light a virtual candle, share a story of Mel’s life, or leave a message of comfort for his family, please follow the links provided on the tribute wall tab above.