Melvin R. Elliott, Jr.

August 10, 1947 ~ February 15, 2024

Melvin R. Elliott Jr., a leading Calcasieu Parish appraiser, passed away peacefully on February 15, leaving Lake Charles short one of its most colorful citizens, appreciated for his quick wit and generosity of spirit. The avid fisherman was proudest of teaching his four children good sportsmanship and a strong work ethic.

After years as an independent realtor and broker (1981), Mel became a Certified Licensed Appraiser in 1991 and met the growing city’s commercial and residential needs through Elliott & Associates. Early in his career Mel served several years as a loan officer for Calcasieu National Bank after beginning his work life in the business office of St. Patrick’s Hospital.

Mel is survived by three of his four children and four grandchildren: Monica Elliott of Florida, Gregory Elliott of Florida and Michael Elliott of South Carolina; by his former wife Mary K. Elliott of Florida; by his grandchildren Adara Anselmo, Madeline Elliott, Sophia Elliott and Lilliana Elliott; and by his siblings: Maura Conry, Carolyn (Casey) Kelly. William (Bill) Elliott, and Rebecca Hardin.

He is preceded in death by his son Steven Patrick Elliott, and his parents Melvin R. Elliott Sr. and Mary Byrne Elliott of Lake Charles.

The family appreciates the loving support of Lillie Lambert, Heart of Hospice and Leanna’s Caregiving Service.

Johnson’s Funeral Home, 4321 Lake St., will host a visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, with a homily and commentary invited beginning at 7 p.m.


Visitation: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. Candle 1My sincerest condolences to you all. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come. Love, Kelly

  2. Candle 1We were so sorry to hear about Mel. He will always be one of my favorite people. One of a kind. Wish we could be there with you, but know that we are in the spirit. Love, Mary Ann and Rich.

  3. Candle 3Uncle Mel taught me everything I know about how to make it in life. He had a good sense of humor and leaves many friends and family. May he fish and hunt forever.

  4. Melvin will be dearly missed. He was a great appraiser and friend. FNBD sincerely
    gives our thoughts and prayers to the family.

  5. Candle 7My deepest sympathy to Mr. Mel’s family. I surely appreciated all of his help to me during my Real Estate career in the past years. God bless and may he rest in peace.

    Regina Guidry Broker/Realtor

  6. Candle 1Thoughts & prayers for him family! He was a very knowledgeable man and we (at the Law Firm) enjoyed working with him.

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