AMerican Veteran 10

Melvin Pullen

July 17, 1956 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old
Obituary Image

Melvin Pullen Obituary

“If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself. That where I am there you may be also.”                                                                                                  

John 14:3, KJV

On February 7, 2024, Melvin Pullen (67), a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend transitioned from this earthly home to his Heavenly home. 

Melvin was born to the late Ernest and Virgina Pullen on July 17, 1956, in Chicago, IL. At an early age he moved to Benton Harbor and attended the Benton Harbor Area Schools. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines.  Melvin served honorably in the Marines, but decided he wanted to further his education. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Spring Auburn University.  As the years passed, Melvin became a father of two handsome sons.  Later, he fell in love and married his heart, Solita Stansberry-Osby, on August 8, 1998, who affectionately called him ”P”!  With this union came three sons and a very special father-in-law. He loved them all as his own. 

He accepted Jesus Christ at an early age at St Mark Baptist Church. Melvin loved helping others, spreading God’s word, and praying for those who would accept prayer.  Later, Melvin became a member of New Bethel Baptist Church where he became a deacon for a number of years.   

Melvin’s employment included a counselor for a number of years; Director of the Salvation Army Men’s Shelter, a substitute teacher for the Benton Harbor Area Schools, a supervisor for First Chance Inc, and JVIS Manufacturing.

Loving memories will always be in the hearts of his wife Solita; Children: Rashad Carter, Don R. Alexander, Achiles (Alicia) Stansberry, Akeem Osby, and Elvis Osby; Goddaughter: Char Nese Rice; Siblings: Willie E. Pullen, Laura Watson, Napoleon Pullen, Henry Pullen, Arlene Williams, Edward Austin, Kelvin Pullen, Doris (Eric) Woodson, and Linda Austin;  a special friend, Burnette Alexander; 18 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Ernest and Vincent Pullen, one sister, Eunice Traylor, and godson, Maurice McKenzie.




To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Melvin Pullen, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Melvin Pullen?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Melvin's memory.


Public Visitation
February 17, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Robbins Brothers Funeral Home
204 S Fair Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Funeral Service
February 17, 2024

11:00 AM
Robbins Brothers Funeral Home
204 S Fair Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022


© 2024 Robbins Brothers Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility