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Mr. Melvin Averett, 87, of 704 26th Avenue, Phenix City, AL passed Wednesday, May 2, 2017 at Midtown Medical Center.

Funeral service will be 12 noon EST, Monday, May 8, 2017 at Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. J.C. Fryer, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memory Gardens, Phenix City, AL. Visitation is Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1 - 8 p.m. EST.

Dea. Averett was born September 15, 1929 in Pittsview, AL to the late George Averett and the late Carrie B. Jackson Averett. He was a member of Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church and retired from Royal Crown Bottling Company.

Survivors are his wife, Ruther L. Averett of Phenix City, AL; two sons, Vladimir (Yolanda) Averett of Montgomery, AL and Bernard Averett of Phenix City, AL; three daughters, Earline Payne of Columbus, GA; Calendar Abron and Phyllis (Ricky) Martin of Phenix City, AL; one brother, Sammie L. (Edwina) Averett of Savannah, GA; one sister, Eva B. (John) Alexander of Phenix City, AL; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends

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  • Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Taylor Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Saturday, May 06, 2017
    I send my prayers and condolences to the Averett family and may God bless Melvin's soul. Melvin was great person who always had a good story to tell you and could make you laugh and brighten up your day. I could remember when Uncle Tommy and Uncle Spencer would come back home to visit Big Ma and the rest of the family, Melvin and Ruther Lee would come to visit and Melvin would have the guys laughing until they stomachs hurt and having a good time with the stories he would tell.
    ~ Lil Frank Ivey Jr   Edgewater, NJ
  • Thursday, May 04, 2017
    I want to offer my condolences to the Averett family and friends. It is a painful thing to lose a love one in death, regardless of how long they have Lived; even Jesus, when Lazarus died, "gave way to tears"(John 11: 35). It pains our Creator, too, and he has promised to bring our love one back to life at Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will rise ...Awake and shout joyfully you residents in the dust! ...the earth will let those powerless in death come to life" then "he will swallow up death forever …" (Isaiah 25:8). I hope these words give you comfort.
    ~ VScott   GA
  • Monday, May 08, 2017
    Our condolence to the Averett family. Absent from the body, present with the LORD..........
    ~ Calvin and Carolyn Brooks & Family   Phenix City, AL
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017
    My sincere condolences to the family during this time of loss. Even Jesus wept at the loss of a loved one. I have found comfort in the scriptural promise at Rev 21:3, 4 and I pray you will as well.
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017
    Sorry to hear about Mr. Averett's passing. He did business with our family on Seale Rd. My prayers are with the family at this time.
    ~ Joe Rosier   Phenix City, AL
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    To the family I am sorry for your loss. I know this is a hard time so I wanted to share a comforting scripture with you. Isaiah 25:8 says that god will swallow up death forever. We can look forward to a time when no one will die. I am sorry for your loss.
    ~ J W   Phenix city, AL
  • Saturday, June 03, 2017
    I would like to offer my condolences to Ruther and the Averett family. 87 years is quite an accomplishment according to the Bible (Psalm 90:10) and I know Melvin has left you with many precious memories and will be greatly missed. Hopefully this scripture will give you comfort because Jehovah God (Psalm 83:18) is promising us he will do away with man's worst enemy, death. This is found for us at Rev. 21: 4; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." For more comforting scriptures please visit: It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matthew 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises including the resurrection. John 6: 40 tells us: "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day." Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago. Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." This is a wonderful promise made to us by our heavenly father and I pray it brings you comfort and hope. Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. Again, I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Feel free to contact me at my email address: I pray it will do your heart good to please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"
    ~ M J Jarmon   AL