2021ObituariesMelvin Dale Doolittle

April 19, 2021by SealeUser19
Doolittle, Melvin

January 14, 1948 – April 18, 2021

Melvin Dale Doolittle, a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend went to his eternal home on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the age of 73. Melvin loved woodworking, playing his guitar, drinking coffee and spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren. In recent years dads favorite scripture was “This is the day that God hath made let us rejoice and be glad in it”. He would get up each morning and step out to the edge of his porch which faced the rising sun and say his scripture and thank the Lord that he could see, walk and talk. He is survived by his fiancé Lana Johnson; children, Missy Hosner, Marita Gentry and husband Brent, Eric Doolittle and wife Diane, and Charles Doolittle and wife Susan; grandchildren, Jackie, Julie, Timothy and wife Tiffany, April and husband Aaron, Mark, and Loxley; great-grandchildren, Kenly, Little T, Kye, Emma and Taten; brother, Nelson Doolittle and wife Genece; sister, Sherrill Creek and husband Bob; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Freda Elaine Laub Doolittle; parents, Melvin and Patsy Taylor Doolittle.  Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs, LA on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.  Visitation will continue at Oak Grove Church of God, 23174 LA-40, Loranger, LA 70446, on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 10 a.m. until Funeral Service at 11 a.m.  Interment will follow in the Church cemetery.




  • Carmelina Waite

    April 22, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Minister Melvin was a truly loving & godly friend who will be forever in our hearts. Prayers for all you dear loved ones comfort with deep love ❤️

    Carmelina Joy & Satoshi “Danny Waite, New Sarpy, LA


  • Bonnie Laub

    April 22, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss Doolittle Family and friends and fiancé , Melvin was a talented gentle soul , I was telling my oldest Son this morning about the Doolittle’s Elaine, Melvin and their Children how talented you all are and what gentle souls you all have and the love you all share not just with your family but everyone you come in contact with ! He said the world needs more people like them Mom this world would be a much better place ! I have to say yes I agree ! His love and talents are instilled in his Children and generations to come ! Many prayers for comfort in your time of need and sending much love your way ! Mike and Bonnie Laub


  • Connie and Bud Chandler

    April 22, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Melvin was such a warm a friendly soul. I could certainly see the love of God that flowed out of him. He always had a friendly welcoming hello to someone he had not seen in awhile. He will be missed by all especially his beloved family and church. To all those who are looking for Christ appearing we look forward to seeing him again.


  • Mancil and Shirley Doolittle of WV

    April 21, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    I have so many cherished memories of Melvin, Elaine, & family & remember their wedding day on Sept. 15, 1966. While driving for YRC out of Memphis Tn. to our terminal in Baton Rouge, he would pick me up @ the motel & their hospitality was exceptional! Elaine’s sound marriage counseling over 46 years ago, I still cherish today! It was 1 week ago today of my last call from WV to Melvin Dale as he so looked forward to his wedding day on April 24th to Sis. Lana Johnson! To Sis Lana & all the Doolittle family, we grieve with you! May the God of all comfort be w/ each one! Melvin & Elaine ministered for the Lord 18 1/2 years @ the Baton Rouge Church of God chapel & their labor in God’s work will be greatly missed! Our love & prayers for comfort thru the days ahead! Beyond the sunset recitation is so fitting!


  • Melissa Pintado

    April 21, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Please know of my sincerest thoughts, prayers, and condolences to you all. Your Dad/ Grandpa shared his family and many of his life experiences with me for many years while we worked together and he imparted a lot of wisdom unto me during some very formidable years of my adult life. I respected him greatly and was very fond of him…and of all of you through his sharing. I will NEVER forget his impact on my life. Regrettably, I am not able to attend services but my heart will be with you all and I will remember Mel forever.


  • Damar D. Randle

    April 21, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    To yhe Family of Bro. Melvin D. Doolittle, I extend my deepest condolences to you all. While I’ve never personally met Bro. Melvin, I know multiple family members of his, including his son, Eric, as well as his fiancé Lana. That alone let’s me know he was a good man. May the Lord prove faithful and comfort you all at this time.

    In Christian Love,

    Bro. Damar D. Randle – California


  • Terry and Jerry Cook

    April 21, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Our hearts are hurting. Mr. Melvin was such a precious man who always had a smile and a moment to talk. He made the world a better place. He will be missed. We are so sorry for your loss.


  • Mary Jane and Duane Laub

    April 21, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Sending our love and sympathy to your families. Melvin and Elaine were wonderful people. Mel sang at our wedding over 50 years ago, good memories.


  • Rick & Sandra Porter

    April 20, 2021 at 3:05 am

    We send love to you: Missy, Marita, Eric, and Charles. We are saddened by this news. It pulls our thoughts back so many years ago to those days in Missouri when y’all were kids and our Tammy and Tim were kids then too. Your family was so fun. Rick and your dad would play music together. You sweet Mama made the best homemade brownies. We loved getting together with y’all!
    Your dad was such a kind, happy man. I know you’ll miss him terribly! We are praying for you.


  • Dena Porter

    April 20, 2021 at 2:35 am

    So many happy memories of Melvin and his family when they lived in Springfield. We shared a lot of time together always with the guitars and singing. He was always very upbeat and fun to be around.


  • Jerry Melot

    April 20, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Melvin Dale was a great and very talented guy. He moved to Guthrie when he was about 14 I think. He was over to our house one day, and saw I had a silvertone guitar with a book titled “Learn to play the Guitar in 7 Days”, but as far as I was concerned it was a big fat lie. Melvin excitedly asked if he could borrow both. I said, “Sure, but it doesn’t work.” Sure enough, a week later he came back over playing the Guitar and singing! Real talent! I have lots of good memories of him. God bless and comfort the family and Lana. This is Jerry.


  • Stoney and Dottie

    April 20, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Melding was such a gentle person. I remember his ability to take a word and pick up his guitar and write a song. Truly one of Gods gentle people.
    Stoney and Dottie


  • Warren Norton

    April 20, 2021 at 12:41 am

    An awesome man who made this world a better place.


  • Betty Magee

    April 19, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Mr. Melvin and Mrs. Elaine were wonderful neighbors and friends. I will miss our talks on his porch and his thoughtfulness of always asking about how my husband was doing.
    His friendship and kindness will be missed.
    Betty Magee


  • Gerry & Robert Dean

    April 19, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Melvin was a real friend to our family ! He was the same any where you saw him ! He was straight forward with his beliefs but he was such a humble man ! He will be missed by all who had the joy of knowing him ! Gerry and I send our Love and our prayers to the family as this journey will be one that only time heals the heart !


  • Bryan & Andrea McLaughlin

    April 19, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    Sending our love and prayers to each one of you. May God surround you with His love and comfort. When I think of Bro. Melvin I think of joy. He radiated joy through his words and his smile.
    We appreciated how welcome he made us feel when we visited his church.
    Hugs to each of you❤


  • Maruta Casper

    April 19, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    Our hearts were broken to hear of Mels passing…..he was a good man and a great friend to all who were blessed to know him…so grateful that our paths crossed all those years ago…..our prayers are with you, his family, as you face the days ahead


  • Maxine Busbee

    April 19, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    It is with sadness we send this condolence. I always appreciated Melvin’s friendliness and gentle spirit. My heart goes out to his family and to Lana, who was anticipating a life with Melvin. I was so thrilled to receive an invitation to their wedding!! I pray God will minister grace and comfort to each one.


  • Toney and Jeanie Samons

    April 19, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Melvin was such an example of living life to the fullest! We admired him! Our love to all of you who will miss him so very much!!


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