Theodore M. Norman Jr. passed from COVID-19 on the morning of April 7, 2020 at the age of 63. He had recently celebrated his 25th anniversary with the love of his life, Lynette; and had been retired for just 9 months from his career as a Foundry Lead man and union shop steward.
His daughter wrote this tribute:
“Mr. Theodore M. Norman Jr, of St. Louis Missouri, will be remembered as a man of of courage whose legacy will forever live on and who, in a historic moment of insurmountable courage, transitioned to eternal life in the early hours of Tuesday, April 7, 2020 before the dawn of day.
On Monday, June 17, 1957 a handsome and jolly baby named Theodore Marvin Norman, Jr was born to the union of the late Theodore Norman Sr, and Edna Norman. The eldest of five children Theodore was affectionately known to many as “Marvin”. He was educated within St Louis Public Schools until the family relocated to North County in the Normandy School District, where Marvin became a member of the Normandy Vikings Varsity Basketball team and Art Club focusing on visual abstract design and sketching.
Marvin declared his faith and service to God at an early age at Tre Love Missionary Baptist Church where he was baptized under the pastorate of his father the late Rev. Theodore Norman, Sr. During this time, Marvin actively served the ministry as Deacon on trail and through his gift of song in the Unity Singers Choir. Currently, Rev. Carl Joyce, serves as the Presiding Shepherd where Marvin continued to seek the word of God.
For forty year, Marvin, was employed in the metal casting foundry business having worked with Tower Grove Foundry, Didion& Sons, and Kettler Casting Company Inc, Through his tenure, Marvin acted as a Foundry Lead man and union shop steward and retired in June 2019.
On the joyous occasion of New Year’s Eve, Saturday December 31, 1994 in the presence of God, family, and friends, Marvin and Lynette Cannon cleaved to one another in holy matrimony wherein they bore a son. Together, Marvin, and Lynette enjoyed watching action movies, taking excursions throughout the great outdoors, dinning a local restaurants, and co-caring for their senior parents. To God be the glory they recently, celebrated a quarter of a century of marriage together.
Marvin oved to laugh and always enjoyed family and friends gatherings. A celebrated chef and grill master amongst his family, some his culinary specialties were shrimp fettuccini, rabbit stew, and cast-iron hot water cornbread. As a seasoned grill master , Marvin passed much of his and talent to his eldest son. Most of all, Marvin enjoyed communing with nature; it was during these sacred and reflective moments he would cast, out his fishing rod into the rivers and lakes throughout Missouri and Illinois, known for their stocked waters In these tranquil moments, Marvin would enjoy the company of close loved ones while basking in a serine natural atmosphere filled with laughter, sweet music, an ice cold beverage and smoke of choice.
Marvin, our beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend, will forever be remembered in the hearts and minds of those who loved him and those he loved dearly. He leaves to treasure his memory his best friend and wife, Lynette Norman, five children, Latasha (Edward )Gray Sr, Lisa(Joseph) Williams III, Theodore M. Norman III, Marvin Norman, and Brandon Cannon. Six siblings one aunt and four uncles. Mother in law and father in law and one sister in law and brother in law. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, as well as many close friends and relatives.”
- contact from relative/close friend (daughter)