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Melvine Wyatt Norman


Sunrise: February 14, 1940

Sunset: May 21, 2023

Melvine Yvonne Wyatt Norman was a native of Norfolk, Virginia, born February 14, 1940, to the late George W. Wyatt, Jr., and Mattie Hall Wyatt Taylor. She was educated in Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia, with a degree in Social Work.

Melvine lived a life of service to her family, her church, and the community. In her professional life, she was employed by the City of Norfolk, Norfolk Redevelopment Housing Authority where she worked for several years and retired as an Eligibility Worker from the Norfolk Department of Social Services after approximately 27 years of service.

She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, Norfolk, Virginia, where she served in many capacities. Melvine, affectionately known as “Aunt Melvine” served as a Second Vice President of Nannie C. Phelps Women’s Missionary Society, Director of the Young People’s Department (YPDers), First Vice President and President of the Lay Organization, Stewardess Board No. 1, Usher Board No. 2, Director of the Youth Usher Board, Douglas-Studivant Sunday School Class, Brock-Hunter Fellowship Group, Shut-in Club, Mamie Kornegay Fellowship Group, Board of Christian Education, Flossie McIntyre Scholarship Committee, Altar Guild, Helping Hands, Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team (N.E.S.T.) Program, which served the homeless community, and the soup kitchen.

She served as a First Vice President of the Virginia Conference Lay Organization, Recording Secretary for the Virginia Conference Branch, Women’s Missionary Society, and Recording Secretary of the Second Episcopal District Women’s Missionary Society, and was a member of the Mary W. Sanders Area Women’s Missionary Society. Melvine became a Life Member of the Women’s Missionary Society on December 18, 2019.

An advocate and leader in the community, Melvine was a member of Adeline Ward Chapter #197, OES, PHA Norfolk, Virginia, where she served as a Past Matron, and she was the secretary for approximately 35 years. Melvine was also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP).

On May 21, 2023, mom quietly, and peacefully entered eternal rest. She is survived by her former husband, General D. Norman, and from this union came a devoted son, Antonio Kipland “Kippy” Norman (deceased), and two loving daughters, Rev. Renee Denise Norman Jones (Randall), Chantilly, Virginia, and Marvette Michelle Norman Campbell (William “Billy” Walker, Fiancé), Virginia Beach, who served as her faithful and loving caretakers, brother, George E. Wyatt (Dorothy), and sister, Elder Yvette S. Wyatt of Chesapeake, Virginia. She also leaves to cherish her memory nine grandchildren, Antonio “Kippy” Evans, Savoy Odom (Tamara), Sonya Odom, Nadine P. Odom Turner (Andre’), Tony Wyatt Bazemore (Holly), Antonio Odom, Aaron C. Campbell, Alan J. Campbell, and Randall W. Jones, II, fourteen great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and special friends.

Melvine was preceded in death by her father, George W. Wyatt, Jr., mother, Mattie Hall Wyatt Taylor, Willie Taylor (lovingly known as “Daddy Willie”), Constance W. Wyatt (lovingly known as “Mama Constance”), brother, Ronald O. Wyatt, sister, Nadine P. Wyatt, son, Antonio Kipland “Kippy” Norman, granddaughter, Randee Faith Jones, son-in-law, M. Kirt Campbell, and cousin, Egypt “Jimmy” Freeman.

Viewing Friday, June 2, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Saturday, June 3, 2023 11:00am Emanuel AME Church 637 North Street Portsmouth, VA 23704 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Estherine J. Harding, NSU Retiree & 2016 Distinguished Alumna says

    Sister Marvette and family: deepest sympathy and prayers during this difficult time. Your mother, Sister Melvine was loved by many
    and will be tremendously missed, most especially by the Order of the Eastern Star of VA, PHA. May she rest in peace and receive a great reward for a job well done (dedicated and faithful servant).

    Estherine J. Harding
    HPGWM – OES of VA, PHA

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    PM Mary L Cooke says

    Deepest sympathy and prayers are extended to the Wyatt-Norman family on the passing of your beloved Mother Melvine
    May God be with you and bless and comfort you and keep you in perfect peace.
    PM COOKE

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    Valerie Evans says

    Sending my sincerest prayers, condolences and love. Rest in heavenly place Melvine 🙏🏾😇

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    Ronald Myers says

    My sincerest sympathies and prayers for peace and comfort to my lifelong friend, Elder Yvette Wyatt, and to the entire family of Melvine Norman. She will be missed by all, and by St John’s Church, where she was always so faithful, warm, and lovely. The blessedness of God’s presence is indescribable, and I so am happy for Melvine’s elevation to that realm. The Peace of Christ to all… Ronald Myers

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    Ms.Modelle.W.Lewis says

    To the Wyatt and Norman family my Condolences and prayers are with you ( George Wyatt) and other family members

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    Debra Evans -Godfrey says

    My sincere condolences to the family, may the beautiful memories and love for Melvine give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. My loving thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
    Sincerely
    Debra Evans-Godfrey and Family

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    Debra Evans -Godfrey says

    My sincere condolences to the family, may the beautiful memories and love for Melvine give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. My loving thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
    Sincerely
    Debra Evans-Godfrey and Family

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    Blanch Wise says

    My sincere condolences to the Wyatt and Norman families. Ms. Melvine’s physical presence will be deeply missed, Her many contributions and dedication of service, especially at Saint John’s AME Church, will live on forever.
    Prayers for peace and comfort to all who loved her. May she rest in heavenly peace.
    God Bless.

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    Brenda J Cornick says

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. Sis Melvine leaves a legacy of a job well done. May she rest in peace. Her memory will live on through her St. John’s AME Church family.

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    Reba & Clifford Davis says

    To Sister Melvine’s family we’re sending our condolences and prayers at this difficult time.
    Reba & Clifford Davis

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    Reba & Clifford Davis says

    To Sister Melvine’s family we’re sending our condolences and prayers at this difficult time.

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    Sharon Yvonne says

    Our Sincere condolences to our family matriarch, named after her youngest Aunt Lottie. May she have eternal peace in His Kingdom.
    Lovingly,
    Sharon Yvonne

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    Angela N Sumner says

    June 2, 2023. Sending my love and condolences to my cousin’s Marvett and Renee. My prayers are with you both druning this difficult time. Much love, Angela Norman Sumner

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    Candy Carter says

    Words simply cannot express my heartfelt sympathy. Melvine was a beautiful, God-fearing lady, who loved her family and her church family. Joe and I pray that you all will find comfort in reminiscing about your mother. She has gain her wings and is now walking around Heaven with her family and friends.
    God bless you all,
    Joe and Candy Carter

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