Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., for Mr. Melvin D. Tate, 51, Youngstown, departed this life on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, in Hospice House in Poland.
Mr Tate was born December 30, 1966, in Youngstown, a son of Robert and Ethel Lee Wilkerson Tate.
He was a graduate of The Rayen School.
He was a window and door builder for Forte Manufacturing and worked various other jobs.
He leaves his fiancee, Essie Furquan; children, Latiessa Tate and Melvin Thigpen; stepchildren, Michael Ross, Shalla Furquan, Patrick Jordan and Jabray Graham; a special nephew whom he reared; siblings, Carlson (Carol) Wilkerson, Curtis Graham, Thomas, Felicia and twin sister, Marilyn Tate and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert Tate, Jr. and Larry Tate.
Friends may call from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28 at F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, November 27 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.