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Anthony "Joker" Glenn Melton

August 5, 1973 ~ February 11, 2021 (age 47)

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 "ALL day and ALL night ANGELS are watching over the Melton Family" 

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could, to where it bent in the undergrowth...I shall be telling this with a sigh, somewhere ages and ages hence: two road diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

Anthony Glenn Melton known to his friends as “Joker” was born on August 5, 1973 to the late Teressa Winslow Melton and Billy Ray Melton in Ahoskie, NC. Anthony took his final road trip on February 11, 2021 in  Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, VA.  

Anthony a life- long Gates County resident was educated in the Gates County School System. While in attending high school Anthony obtained his CDL’s and drove school/activity buses and was a member of the National Guard going to drills on the weekends. He graduated from Gates County High School in 1992 and joined the National Guard, until an injury took place. 

He drove for several trucking companies making many friends along the way. His love of trucks led him to his ultimate goal….of becoming the proud owner-operator of A. G. Melton Trucking LLC. Anthony had a heart of gold and a grin to match. To know him was to love him. Anthony was always willing to help and teach others how to do something. Anthony was a member of the Meherrin Indian Tribe.               

The Melton Family with broken hearts, made one of the hardest decisions to plan the service for their beloved Anthony. On Saturday, February 27, 2021 at noon, friends and family members can pay their final respects at the Upper Room Assembly in Gatesville, NC by taken part in a Pause and Reflect Viewing. Promptly at one o'clock the Farewell Ceremony will go forth with Rev. Charles Reid bringing words of comfort to the family. The temporary end of the road for the Melton Family and Anthony will be at the Winslow Family Cemetery in Hobbsville, NC. 

Due to the current Pandemic that we are being faced with, we will adhere to all social distancing and safety protocols. All participants will be required to wear facial coverings and maintain the six-foot social distancing mandate.

He leaves to mourn his wife, high school sweetheart and soul mate of 29 years Kisha Figgs-Melton “Little Mama”; Sons: Devonte Melton (Yessenia) and Damien Melton and a daughter Monica Melton all of Gates, NC. The pride and joys of his life were playing with his two granddaughters Malina and Inaya Melton and a grandson Breon Melton. Sisters: Christina (Jeffrey) Walker of Suffolk Va. and Deborah Melton of Hampton, Va. Brothers Thomas Figgs jr (Shalon) of Tacoma, WA and Travis Figgs (Odessa) of Charlotte, NC; three nephews, four niece; a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, GG & GGM (Thomas & Nancy Figgs) and adopted children.  

The Melton Family entrusted the team of Dennis J. Stallings Memorial Funeral Home of Gatesville, NC to serve them during their time of bereavement. DJSMFH professional team will assist the Melton Family during their hours of bereavement and beyond through unprecedented, sincere, heartfelt, compassionate and detailed personalized services catered to the Melton Family wishes and desires. Please continue to uplift the family of Anthony G. Melton and all connected families through words of comfort, telephone calls/text messages, prayers, "virtual" hugs, thoughts or even just a smile.

"Although we've come to the end of the road, the Melton Family will never let go of Anthony"

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Time of Remembrance
February 27, 2021

12:00 PM
Upper Room Assembly, Gatesville, NC

Farewell Ceremony
February 27, 2021

1:00 PM
Upper Room Assembly, Gatesville, NC

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