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Prayer of Gratefulness Closing Words and Benediction Closing Musical Selection

A Celebration of Life

Thank you for celebrating Melvin’s legacy. Join us in the Parish house and share some light refreshments. Enjoy Melvin’s drawing and our photo collages. Please sign our guest book so we’ll know you were here.

The Lynham-Pina Family

THE COST Death is not too high a price to pay for having lived. Mountains never die, nor do the seas or rocks or endless sky, Through countless centuries of time, they stay eternal, deathless. Yet they never live! If choice there were, I would not hesitate to choose mortality. Whatever Fate demanded in return for life I'd give, for, never to have seen the fertile plains nor heard the winds nor felt the warm sun on sands beside the salty sea, nor touched the hands of those I love - without these, all the gains of timelessness would not be worth one day of living and of loving; come what may. --by Dorothy Monroe

Melvin Jared Pina October 29, 1978—March 17, 2012 Date of Service: March 25, 2012 Unitarian Memorial Church, Fairhaven, MA Presiding: The Rev. Ann C. Fox, an ordained minister of the Unitarian Universalist Association, serving Unitarian Memorial Church


Order of Service Celebration of the Life of

“Amazing Grace” by Susan Boyle

Reflections on Melvin’s Life:

Melvin Jared Pina

A Eulogy by Rev. Ann C. Fox

10.29.1978 – 3.17.2012

Sister, Joann: Well-loved son of Melvin and June brother of Heather, Francis, Pamela, Allison and Joann father of Devon with former partner Tanya, and of Myzaya and Armani with former partner Nichole, and step-father of Nevaeh uncle of Sydney, Caelyn, Alexa, Jakob, Kolbe, Kyla and Ian grandson of Maurice and Joan, Francis and Jane cousin, nephew and friend of many

Centering Music: Lighting of the Candelabra

Musical selection: Niece, Caelyn Parents, June and Melvin

Opening Words

Rev. Ann Fox

Chalice Lighting

Sisters, Joann and Pammy


“The Lord’s Prayer” (in unison)

Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven Give us this day our daily bread, And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

My first friend

Words of other family members and friends Psalm 23

Rev. Ann Fox

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Brother, Frank:

“Do not stand at my grave and weep”

Non-violence Candle lighting: Nichole and Tanya on behalf of children and parents everywhere Sister, Allison:

“Violence is born from a wounded spirit”

Song: “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack, from Melvin to his children - Devon, Myzaya, Armani and Nevaeh Sister, Heather:

“Death is nothing at all”

Order of Service to Celebrate the Life of Melvin Jared Pina  

Order of Service

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