Melvin Duane Suttle | Obituary

October 15, 1953 — June 23, 2022

Melvin Duane Suttle, 68, of Roswell, New Mexico, died suddenly on June 23, 2022. He was pastor of Crossroads Assembly of God Church in Roswell. Melvin was born on October 15, 1953 to Minor Duane and Patsy Ruth Suttle in Houston, Texas. He felt a call to ministry in 1971, and after graduating in 1972 from Conroe High, he headed to Southwestern Assemblies of God College for his ministry studies. While at SAGC, Melvin toured the country with the Harvester Choir, where he met and married his wife of 48½ years, Kathy Otts Suttle. He graduated with a B.S. in May 1976. He reached his first milestone in his degrees in 1974, when he served in the music ministry position at A/G University Church in Waxahachie, Texas under the leadership of the Reverend James K. Bridges. . He was transferred from North Texas A/G to New Mexico A/G when he felt called to be Minister of Music in Carlsbad’s first A/G, in 1978, serving Reverend Donald Sutherland . After ministering in Carlsbad for three years, he was called to move to First Family Church in Albuquerque where he served as associate pastor under the Rev. Kenneth George from 1981 to 1988. Melvin was ordained minister of the Gospel in 1981 in the assemblies. of God. In 1988, they felt a call to attend San Jacinto Assembly of God Church in Amarillo, Texas, where he ministered for 19 years. They again felt a call, coming to the First Assembly of God Church (now called Crossroads) in Roswell, New Mexico, where he ministered until his death. He is pursued in death by his mother and father Patsy Suttle, Duane Suttle and his brother Rick Suttle. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Diane Otts Suttle and two sons: Aaron, his wife Kami, his children Justice, Pierce, Ryder, Eden; and his son Michael D. Suttle and his girlfriend Annie Low. He is also survived by his brother Keith W. Suttle of Houston, Texas, as well as many friends and relatives.

Both the visitation and the memorial will take place at Crossroads A/G at 1224 W. Country Club. Road, Roswell, New Mexico. The visits will take place on Wednesday, July 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The MEMORIAL service will be Thursday, July 7 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributing to the Harvest Ministries of Roswell or the New Mexico Teen Challenge. THANK YOU for your outpouring of love.

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