Melvin Montgomery Flora

Melvin Montgomery Flora

Melvin Montgomery Flora
August 10, 1944 – September 8, 2018

RALEIGH – Melvin M. Flora, 74, passed at home Saturday with his family surrounding him. He was born in Rocky Mount, NC. He was a successful business owner. Melvin believed in the true value of time spent with his family and friends. He was proceeded in death by his father, Fred Elton Flora, Sr. and his brother, Mickey Flora.

An avid fisherman, he was happiest at the N.C. Coast on his Grady White trolling for the big one. When he wasn’t on the water he loved playing golf. He was one of the original founders of the Flora Golf Invitational Tournament that has continued for 47 years.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 44 years, Faye Noell Flora of the home, children, Scott Flora (Brigit) of Bolivia, NC, Melanie Flora of Raleigh, his mother, Mildred Williams Flora of Wendell, NC, siblings Freddie Flora (Faye) of Virginia Beach, VA, Butch Flora (Lynn) of Raleigh, Annette Carrico (Sam) of Wilmington, NC and his grandson, Sutton Flora.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Transitions Life Care or the Jimmy V. Foundation.

Funeral service 3 pm, Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel with visitation from 1:30 – 3:00 pm prior to the service. In celebration of Melvin’s life and just two of the things he loved the most, the family is requesting that those in attendance feel free to wear NC State or fishing attire.


  • Tommy McQueary Posted September 10, 2018 10:43 am

    I will forever remember Mel for his good nature. I can still hear him saying my name with his southern accent when I was at your house. May he Rest In Peace and you all be reminded of the great times with him.

  • Maureen Woods Posted September 10, 2018 11:07 am

    Faye, Scott and Melanie please know that my thoughts, prayers and love are with you and all of Mel’s family

  • Tim & Julie Harrington Posted September 10, 2018 11:57 am

    Rest in peace our dear friend and fishing buddy! You will always be with us in spirit and our hearts!

  • Amber Rogers Posted September 10, 2018 1:25 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Barbara and Larry Williams Posted September 10, 2018 4:37 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Faye and the family.

  • Bill & Gini Powell Posted September 10, 2018 6:07 pm

    Faye, please know you are in my prayers for God’s healing touch upon your heart as you celebrate Melvin’s wonderful life with you and all the family.

  • Kathy Boyd Posted September 10, 2018 7:25 pm

    Faye and family

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know I am keeping you all in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. All my love, Faye.

  • Linda Jenkins Posted September 11, 2018 1:12 pm

    My love and prayers are with you and all of the family

  • Diane Martin Seidemann Posted September 11, 2018 4:48 pm

    I was sad to hear that Melvin died. He lived a block from us when we were teenagers and he was a friend. He was a nice, quiet boy who liked to ride his bike and call everyone an idjit. I’m sure he remained as nice as he was when he was a young teenager, but I hope he was not still calling people idjits.
    Sending my sincere sympathy to Faye and your children and grandson, Ms. Mildred, Butch, and Annette.

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