DULUTH Melvin Clay Melvin Clay of Duluth, GA, passed from this life on Thursday, September 19, 2013, following a courageous struggle with cancer at the age of 66 years. His transition was peaceful and free of pain. His birthplace was St. Louis, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nannie Lee Mitchell and Charles Clay, and brother Anthony. Melvin joined the United States Marine Corps in January, 1964, and was honorably discharged in March, 1968. Following his discharge, he joined and served as a member of the Marine Reserves until March, 1970. Melvin joined the First Freewheel Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri as a teenager. After his move to Georgia, he became a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Duluth. He also accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. Melvin was a valued employee of AT&T, having worked for the company 41 years. He was Co-Chair of the American Portability Management LLC., and was recognized for his outstanding contributions to AT&T and the industry. Melvin was well respected at AT&T and in the telecommunications industry. Melvin Clay was a devoted and loved husband, father, brother, grandfather, friend, and leader who will be truly missed. He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years (Rosia) Maxine; daughters Monica Henriksen (Richard), Marissa Joy, and Miranda Janelle; brothers Napoleon (Deloris) and Calvin (Catherine); sister Barbara (Randolph); grandchildren, Hunter, Chase, Montana, Morgan, Richard Jr., and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 29th from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Gregory B. Levett Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, GA. Family will receive friends from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Home Going Service will be held Monday, September 30th, with a viewing at 10:00 a.m., and service beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Duluth. An honorable interment will be held at the Georgia National Cemetery at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, October 1st.