Swansboro- Melroy John “Mel” “Frenchie” Grennier, 90, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. He was born March 28, 1929 in Milwaukee, WI son of the late, Edward Marshall and Florence Ward Grennier.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Freedom Way Free Will Baptist Church with Revs. Rudolph Outlaw and Steve Petty officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Entombment will be Monday, October 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the mausoleum of Seaside Memorial Park.
Mel served his country in the USMC and retired with the rank of GySgt on January 31, 1967. He loved to spend time with his family.
He is survived by step daughter, Velina Brennier and her husband, Johnnie Ownbey of Kitty Hawk; step grandchildren, Natasha Verholst of CA and Kristina Verholst of NJ; half-sisters, Kris Lucas of IN and Jean Lamszus of NJ.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Naomi Grennier, second wife, Lilly Kay Grennier, third wife, Mildred F. Perry; and a step son, John Paul Verholst; brothers, Gerald and Allen; sisters, Mary and Lucille.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Freedom Way Freewill Baptist Church, 207 Queens Rd. Hubert, NC 28539.
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