American Veteran 04

Elvis Vincent Colvin Norville

November 17, 1959 ~ April 19, 2022 (age 62)

Obituary

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Wake Service link  https://youtu.be/hXX-UCAIcis

Thursday, April 28, 2022 Funeral Mass https://youtu.be/HOqhtrbFilU

Elvis Vincent Colvin Norville born in St. Michael, Barbados was the last child of Vincent and Louise Norville (née Forte). He emigrated with his mother at the age of 13 to Brooklyn, New York where they were later joined by his father and older siblings. He is predeceased by his parents and sister Norma Lewis.

He graduated from Boys & Girls High School, studied at Brooklyn College, and Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. Elvis began his life’s work as a pharmacy technician. He eventually joined the Navy performing two tours of duty from 1979 to 1988 and served on the USS aircraft carriers: Nimitz, Saratoga, Carl Vinson, and Independence achieving the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class before being honorably discharged. After leaving the military he indulged his passion for flying by earning his small-plane pilot’s license at LaGuardia airport and was employed at Peerless Instruments from 1998 to 2022 working most recently as a Development Specialist. 

Elvis’ love for God and his family were unparalleled. He was an avid worshiper at Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn under the leadership of Dr. A.R. Bernard for 24 years. He fulfilled many roles with a quiet determination, and each received his singular focus. He was a dedicated husband in a relationship that spanned thirty-nine years. Elvis drove Andrea batty with his exacting measurements when baking strawberry cheesecake or his famous sweet (coconut) bread and went on decluttering binges that meant she and the kids would find their belongings missing. Most of all he was a quiet and supportive father who enjoyed talks with Brian, bike rides with Machiah and long family trips. 

Elvis’ sisters doted on their youngest sibling and spoke “brother” with a capital “B” often making comments like “I have not talked to my Brother today!” He enjoyed jokes and spending time with his nieces and nephews who were not much younger than him. Elvis was a diligent family man; he proactively encouraged the planning and execution of the annual summer picnics, often volunteering to arrive early to select the perfect spot when the park opened and championed the yearly apple and pumpkin picking trips. He coordinated volleyball, sack, and foot races, and was up for every game of Spades or Dominoes. He addressed all aspects of his life with logic and scientific precision; Elvis excelled at all his endeavors, he was kite maker extraordinaire, grill master, and a lover of deep-sea fishing. There were many years of hijinks and laughter with his cousin and friend Nicholas, he could often be seen in an intense and low-voiced huddle with Van Freeman, and regularly met with a like-minded group of men who were afficionados in the art of kite making.

Elvis is survived by his wife Andrea Herbert-Norville, children: Brian Norville and Machiah Norville, daughter-in-law Irene Norville, brothers: Keith Lewis, Rudy Layne, Tony Best, sisters: Myrtle Lewis, Monica Forte, Patricia Walcott, Margaret Evans, Ann Norville, and Heather Callendar, close friend and cousin Hillary Nicholls, God children: Christopher and Jasmine John, Briana Freeman, Sueshonna Norville, and Shavonte Roberts, mother-in-law Marcia Nurse, sisters-in-law Michelle Williams, Rose Best, and Carole Lewis, brothers-in-law Carl and Derrick Herbert, Aubrey Walcott, and Freddie Evans, a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins, an extended family of choice, long-time friends, and his couch buddy Atticus.

Elvis’ smile will be dearly missed, we consider ourselves fortunate to have had him in our lives. What remains are the bright, vibrant, and precious memories that will live on through all of us who had the distinct pleasure of knowing and loving him.

May He Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory!

Lovingly submitted by the family

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Services

Public Viewing
Wednesday
April 27, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Frank R. Bell Funeral Home, Inc.
536 Sterling Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Wake Service
Wednesday
April 27, 2022

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Frank R. Bell Funeral Home, Inc.
536 Sterling Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Funeral Mass
Thursday
April 28, 2022

9:00 AM
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
725 Belmont Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
April 28, 2022

Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Boulevard
Calverton, New York 11933

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