Longtime community leader Melvin Williams, who served on the Park Board of Trustees for three full terms and the Galveston Housing Authority board for four years, died Monday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 75.

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Elizabeth Kinard

I’m so sad to hear this news. He was a strong loyal leader, I enjoyed working with him. We’ve worked together closely for the last decade. I had no idea. Rest In Peace Melvin.

Samuel Collins III

Melvin was a leader throughout Galveston County. He was a great help to me on the Mainland and his leadership will be missed. I was able to learn alot from Melvin. Rest in peace sir. Your family will be in our prayers.

Mary Branum

Blessed to have known Mr. Williams. Rest in peace. You will be missed.

Leonce Thierry

A mentor, organizer, activist, and friend. Rest in Heaven, Melvin.

Charlotte O'rourke

A gracious and kind person. Words fail to express the respect and esteem I held for Melvin Williams. He will be greatly missed. God bless.

Karen Sawyer

One BIG thing that was missed in the reporting of Mr. Williams, he was married, he had a wonderful marriage with a great wife by his side. Beatte Williams our prayers are with you today and always.

Lesley Sommer

Melvin was also a dedicated member of First Presbyterian Church, Galveston. I will surely miss the kind smile, hello, and handshake that was his weekly greeting to me. Peace to his family, and all of those who miss his presence.

Christine Hopkins

He was such a good and kind man. He was on the board when I worked at the Park Board and he was always hugely supportive. Such a loss. My heart goes out to his family.

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