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Sylvia J. Melvin

Sylvia J. Melvin, of Manassas Park, VA passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the age 75. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family.

Sylvia was born December 17, 1938, to the late Norman Grubb and Betty Glover. She is survived by her son, Alfred Cecil Melvin, Jr. and wife Natalie of Hawaii; daughter Kelly Diane Melvin and fiancé Steve Coates Sr. of Fredericksburg, VA; son Tracy Lynn Melvin and fiancé Jeanine Houser of Manassas Park, VA; daughter Lisa Marie McMinn and Husband Douglas McMinn of Manassas, VA; sister Sandra Kay Romagna and Brother-in-law John Romagna of Adelphia, MD; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one nephew; one niece; one great-niece; and one great-nephew. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Alfred Cecil Melvin Sr. whom she married on September 12, 1959.

Sylvia was a devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed attending NASCAR races, concerts and vacationing with her family. She always put her family first and was called “mom” or “grandma” by all that came into her life. Sylvia was very active doing what she enjoyed, up until her passing.

Sylvia’s family will receive friends and relatives on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a service from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Douglas Chapman officiating at the Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 10001 Nokesville Road, Manassas, VA 20110. A graveside service will be held in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Victory Junction Gang Camp, Life Rocks Foundation, the American Cancer Society, or to the American Diabetes Association.

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