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Longtime pastor of Christ Missionary Baptist Church dies at 91

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Melvin Girton, who served as pastor at Christ Missionary Baptist Church for over 50 years, died Oct. 29 at the age of 91.

Girton led the northwest side church from 1964-2015. He began going to Sunday school at Christ Missionary Baptist Church as a young boy and was baptized in the church when he was 11.

A visitation service will be held from 2-6 p.m. Nov. 7 at Christ Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Eugene St., with a musical from 6-8 p.m. There will be a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Nov. 8 at the church. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Crispus Attucks High School Foundation.

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