The Father

Yesterday, January 13, 2010 at 10:50 am Eastern, my father Melvin Joseph Vinson Sr. passed away at a hospital in Cocoa, Florida. Dad was suffering from a variety of illnesses, but ultimately succumbed to complications arising from a large clot in his lung. He was 83 years old.

There is not space to describe what our family is feeling, and certainly not room to even begin to tell you about my Dad. I have been asked by the family to lead a very informal gathering in Birmingham, AL on Saturday, January 30th (place and time to be determined). Over the next days I will prayerfully attempt to compose a message worthy of the man who was my father.

“Joe” Vinson… 1927-2010 A life fueled by love and illuminated by Grace.

I love you, Dad…