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 Melvin Edward Champaign

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Melvin Edward Champaign

  • Birth 9 Mar 1961 USA
  • Death 18 Jun 2007 Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial James Island, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 19977245

Firefighter Melvin Edward Champaign, 46, entered into eternal Heavenly rest June 18 while fighting fire with the City of Charleston Fire Department.

He is survived by his children, Evieon Champaign, Isaiah Champaign and Ruben Charity, mother, Stella Champaign Ragin, sisters, Gardenia Moore and Gwendolyn Wiggins, brothers, Steven Champaign, Julius Cromwell and Carl Champaign, Sr., uncles, Rev. Hercules Champaign, Buster Champaign and Michael Fludd, aunts, Mary Fludd, Lillian Pope, Evelyn Seabrook, Ruth Ragin and Mable Champaign, niece, Ms. Trina Boyd, and other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The victims and their years of service are:

*Captain William "Billy" Hutchinson, 30 years service

*Captain Mike Benke, 29 years service

*Captain Louis Mulkey, 11½ years service

*Engineer Mark Kelsey, 12½ years service

*Engineer Bradford "Brad" Baity, 9 years service

*Asst. Engineer Michael French, 1½ years service

*Firefighter James "Earl" Drayton, 32 years service

*Firefighter Brandon Thompson, 4 years service

*Firefighter Melvin Champaign, 2 years service