Obituary of Steven H. Melton
Mr. Steven H. Melton, the only child to the late Mervelle Rivers-Melton was born February 5, 1955 in Brooklyn, NY.
While attending Boys High Steven played the game he so loved - Football. After graduation in 1973, Melton was scouted and played for Brooklyn Golden Knights and Brooklyn Kings in the Semi Pro Team shortly thereafter. At which Football passion did not cease there. Steve became a Football Coach at Boys and Girls High at which he gave back by mentoring young men and showing them love for the game. Mentoring, encouraging those to stay on the straight & narrow and being of service, Steve gave up until recent months.
In 1978 Steve undertook fatherhood to his first born daughter, Margaret (Angel), followed by his only son, Jermey (Filp), and Shanice (Sha) that also blessed him with 2 bonus daughters, Dequana (Dee),Denise (Neicy). “A house full of girls” (Steve exact words). lol……
In the late 1980’s Steve went to work for the New York City Housing Authority, and four years later the Department of Sanitation. During his time at Sanitation Melton was very involved in planning events such as Empire Skating Rink, Valley Stream Park , home events, with too much to mention. Eventually becoming supervisor. After 24 years of City Services it was obvious to him to retire to enjoy life, wife, children, grands and FOOTBALL !
In 1988, while working Steve met and fell In Love with Jackie and formalized a union on August 31,1991, later to become 30 years of marriage.
One of Melton's biggest dreams was to become an homeowner. In 1998 Melton purchased and moved his wife and girls to Medford, LI for a better quality of life. Like the sitcom “The Jeffersons”. Which became “Shut my damn door” and “Stop running in and out of my damn house” lol………
Melton was known by many names such as Heav, Coach, Melt, Big Steve, Stevie. But one name and title he held dear to his heart aside from Football was Pop-Pop. First grand is Donte, followed by Christopher, Saanya, Christian, Angel, Cayden, Layla, Ayden, Summer, Jah’mir and Ocean was his world and we must say they all kept him busy, never complaining and love to hear the noise (at times) in the house.
Melton had many mantras; but, one that stood out was "If nobody told you today they love you… I LOVE YOU!!”
He is survived by his wife Jackie Melton, daughters Margaret (Jermaine), Shanice, son Jermey (Anaya) bonus daughters Dequana, Denise (Chuck), Mother-in-law Hernietta (Moms) grandchildren, Sisters-in-laws, Brothers-in-laws, host of relatives, Football family, Surrogate Brother's, Surrogate Cousins and Friends.
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