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Dickerson Mortuary Chapel
Friday January 14th, 2022
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Carolina Memorial Park
Saturday January 15th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Melvin "Bird" Vanderhorst

The family of Mr. Melvin Vanderhorst invites you to attend his celebration of life graveside services which will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 1:00 PM at Carolina Memorial Park 7113 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405.

Mr. Vanderhorst was preceded in death by his parents; William Vanderhorst and Wilhelmenia Trapier Vanderhorst, his siblings; a child at birth, Mildred Trapier, and Jacqueline Montgomery. He is survived by his devoted wife; Felicia Vanderhorst, his children; Evangeline Simmons of Tampa, FL, Prudence Vanderhorst of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Abdul-Latif Mohammed of Texas, Kia Rakestraw of Detroit MI, Antonio Law of Charleston, SC, and Monique Heyward(Shay) of Atlanta, GA, two bonus children; Kashmir Williams and DeMarcus White both of Charleston, SC, his siblings; Robert Trapier, William Vanderhorst, Henry Vanderhorst, Annette Vanderhorst, Lonnie Vanderhorst, Zelpha Vanderhorst, Brenda(Donald) Robinson. Sherald Vanderhorst, LaVerne V. (Michael) Robinson, JoAnne Vanderhorst, and Debra Moore, twenty-two grandchildren; two bonus granddaughters; ten great grandchildren; mother-in-law; Christina Dubose; father-in-law; Anthony Simmons; five brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Viewing for Mr. Vanderhorst will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022, from 4:00PM - 7:00PM at Ollie M. Dickerson Memorial Chapel. Due to COVID 19 protocols masks and social distancing are required. NO SITTING public walk-thru.


I'm missing you dearly! Still can't believe you are gone.

Kia vanderhorst Rakestraw May 8 2022 3:10 PM

My deepest condolences praying for the family

Atikah Jan 15 2022 7:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Melvin "Bird" Vanderhorst

Atikah Johnson Jan 15 2022 7:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Melvin "Bird" Vanderhorst

Leroy Brown Jan 14 2022 9:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Melvin "Bird" Vanderhorst

Rick Brown Jan 14 2022 10:57 AM

A photo was added for Melvin "Bird" Vanderhorst

Monique Heyward Jan 14 2022 12:46 AM


Lovona Snyder Jan 13 2022 3:56 PM

We are praying your family!!!

Bernard Bowers Jan 13 2022 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the family of Melvin.

Gail Moultrie Jan 12 2022 11:11 AM

You hurt me with this one daddy 😥😥 Love you beyond the stars

Monique Jan 11 2022 1:14 PM

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