Life Story / Obituary
Melvin Harrison Guyton, age 70, passed away Friday, September 8, 2023, at Aurora Medical Center, Mount Pleasant. He was born in Chicago, IL, April 15, 1953, son of the late Essie and Edna (Nee: Trowsdell) Guyton.
Melvin graduated from Mainly Upper Grade Center/Harrison High School and married “The love of his life” Diane Lee James on April 24, 1987, at the Sanctuary of Holiness Church on the west side of Chicago. They raised their family in Chicago for forty years retiring to Racine in 2007. Melvin and Diane shared 53 years together before she passed September 2, 2022.
Melvin was a mechanic who enjoyed working on cars. He also had worked as a butcher and was a Jack of all Trades. Melvin had a passion for fishing, cooking, music and partying with his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed.
Those left to cherish his memory are children, DeAndre Guyton, Jeremy White, Kiwuana Guyton. He is furthered survived by his 7 grandchildren whom he legally adopted, Laquana, Sylvester Jr, Andre, Cordaro, Sharquita, Dammiuse, and Daniel; 21 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; siblings, Bobbie (Terry) Tharpe, Robert (Erma) Guyton, Charles (Connie) Guyton, Shirley (Owen/Smokey) Wood, Curtis (Naomi) Guyton, Joyce (Marvin) Williams, Jacqualine (Floyd) Campbell , Rickey (Ina) Guyton, Micheal (Lianna) Guyton, Leatice (Karly) Guyton, Meatrice (Malikha) Guyton; many in-laws; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his grandchildren, Daniel Archer, Alexa Guyton, Leatice Jr Guyton Jr.; and brother, Tyron Guyton.
On May 21st of 2023, Melvin Guyton was reborn again by an ordained minister.
A Homegoing Celebration will be held at the funeral home Friday, September 22, 2023, 12 pm noon. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet prior to the service 11am -12pm.
To my phenomenal Grandfather/Dad I will always hold on to the memories filled with laughter, love, and fun times. I will never forget the stories and lessons you taught me. You will forever be implanted in my heart. Love Always Pebbles/Laquana
Daddyo, I’m waiting on my chicken I will forever call your name. Love always Valerie
To my PaPa you always taught me to be myself and speak my mind. I’m missing you already. - Love your favorite granddaughter lol Lylan
I love you PaPa Little Lamari Melvin
“Rest my King. Say Heyyy to my Queen. You’ve showed me show much strength and you’ve given so much love. I will always remember the stories and the lessons, the hugs and the kisses, the dances and the laughs! Always my grandfather and grandfather”. Loved by KeKe Dreams
To my brother Melvin, you were that Big Brother that every little sister dreamed of having. On the day God called on you to come home my heart stopped but my love for you will live on forever. Rest in peace Big Brother. I love you.
Mark 13:37 What I say unto you I say unto all”
You’ll be truly missed. Love Shona
Granddad, I will always remember you as a “Jack of all Trades”. You always telling me don’t go out there getting any woman lol. Us watching cowboy movies and the card tricks. You were the life of the party. The words “You feel me” will always be implanted in my heart. Love always- your grandson, Cord
I will forever remember our conversations; your laugh and jokes. - Love you always, your Baby Girl Kiawana