Rashid Marville

Rashid Orlando Marville entered into rest at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on August 22, 2020. Born July 26, 1936 in the Parish of St. Lucy, he resided in many countries and continents including the USA, Belgium, Venezuela, Sweden, and Western Africa. He returned to Barbados (Brittons Hill, St. Michael) for the last thirty years of his life. Marville was an avid reader, consumer of knowledge, and a proud patriot and advocate of his country, holding the distinguished positions of Senator, Barbadian Diplomat and Ambassador, Professor, and Author.
Beloved son of the late Verona Marville Garvey and John Yearwood.
Husband of Anita Marville.
Father of Tanya Marville (USA), Nadya Aderonke Briggs (USA) and Kolawolรฉ Marville Sr. (Morocco)
Father-in-law of Sherrod Briggs and Nicole Marville.
Step-father of Annelie Caurell (Sweden), Marie Hansson (Norway), Rosita Georgi (Sweden), and Rebecca Hansson (Sweden)
Grandfather of Mikala, Savan, Wesley, Leila, Kola, and Zoe (Morocco and USA) Spencer, Phillip, Emma, Lisa, Alexander, Marley, Nayma, Adele and Nadine (Norway and Sweden)
Brother of Sisnett Boyce, Trevor Jessamy, Angela Yarde, Colleen King, Richard Yearwood, Michael Yearwood, John Yearwood, Euclid Yearwood, Devere Marville, Bertram Marville (USA), Dr. Jillian Marville-Watts (USA), and Roseann Marville (USA).
Brother in law of Janice Boyce, Cheryl Yearwood, Earl Yarde, Trevor King, Sophia Yearwood, Donna Yearwood, Betty Marville, Joan Marville, and Greg Watts
Nephew of Gwenith Marville
Cousin to Shirley, June, Geoffrey, Charlie, and the late Roger Marville; the late Rawle Chase and many more.
Uncle to Alanna King, Sonia Marville-Carter and twenty other nieces and nephews.
Devoted friend of Sir Errol (Mickey) Waldron, Dr. The Most Honorable Anthony Gabby Carter, and Randolph (Rasta) Jones
Relative of the Marville, Yearwood, Jordan, Chase, and Bannister Families
Friend, mentor, and colleague to many.
The funeral leaves Lyndhurst Funeral Home, Passage Road, St. Michael on Friday, September 11, 2020 for St. Davidโ€™s Church, St. David, Christ Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. for the service, followed by a private cremation. No Mourning Colours by special request. Please be aware that all COVID restrictions will be observed.

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Sep 11 2020


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 11 2020
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


St. David Church & Chapel of St. Basil
St. David Church & Chapel of St. Basil
Saint David's Church, Hwy R, Bridgetown, Barbados

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Molly Molly wrote on September 30, 2020 at 5:12 pm
Heartfelt Condolences to the Marville family!! Orlando was an Inspiration and brought sunshine to everyone lives who connected with him.
His family and Barbados have loss a great Advocate, an official envoy โ€œagent of the highest rankโ€.
He was Sovereign to the soil of Barbados, he represented and served his people well.
May his light continued to shine in every heart that was touch.
Rest In Peace Orlando Marville โœ๏ธ

From Molly, Christie & Charles
Maxine McClean Maxine McClean wrote on September 12, 2020 at 7:09 pm

Please accept my deepest sympathy, Orlando was a great man who made a significant contribution to several aspects of Barbadian life. It was my honour to work with him in recent years. I cannot begin to understand how difficult his passing is for you. I do believe though that death is only the beginning of a more perfect and beautiful everlasting life. may he rest in peace.

Maxine McClean
Ruall Harris Ruall Harris wrote on September 10, 2020 at 2:50 pm
Dear Anita,

It is with deep regret that I learned of the passing of my Foreign Service colleague, Rashid Orlando. He was a great conversationalist who always had a witty injection in his comments. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.
May he Rest in Peace.

Ruall Harris
Frederick Earl Phillips Frederick Earl Phillips wrote on September 9, 2020 at 11:47 am
Condolences to the family of R O G Marville , a first form mate of mine at the Parry School St Lucy May he rest in Eternal Peace.
Natalie Denise Turner Natalie Denise Turner wrote on September 9, 2020 at 10:54 am
The Turner Family of Kensington, Maryland, USA express our deepest sympathy for your loss of Orlando Marville. He was a talented and dynamic man who could light up any room or venue he entered. Our prayers are with you.
Dinah Sah Dinah Sah wrote on September 7, 2020 at 10:42 am
Condolences to the family of Orlando Marville
from Cardinal Warde and Dinah Sah

Dear Anita and others of Orlandoโ€™s family,

We express our heartfelt condolences to you during this extremely difficult time, and hope that all of you are coping as much as possible given the circumstances. We were deeply saddened and shocked by the news which reached us here in Massachusetts the evening of August 22. Anita, we tried to call and emailed as well, and hoped you had received our messages.

As the family knows, Orlando and Cardinal were very close friends for more than 30 years. They first met in Brussels when Orlando was Ambassador of Barbados to Brussels. They shared many interests, especially a passion for making the Caribbean a better place for all, as well as tennis. Orlando was a tremendous intellectual with a vast knowledge of virtually every subject, and he continuously entertained us with fascinating stories and anecdotes on every topic imaginable. He was a great advocate of our efforts to promote STEM in the Caribbean, writing news articles about the SPISE program, in addition to being the humanities/Caribbean Unity instructor since we started SPISE in 2012.

One of Orlando's favorite Caribbean islands was Dominica, and we have very fond memories of joining Anita and Orlando there in 2012 just before Christmas (photo below - at Tia's hot springs). We last saw you both at the annual SPISE re-union at our home in Barbados in late December 2019 (photo below). Orlando touched many lives around the world and we feel so fortunate that this included us. He was a very dear friend and we will miss him tremendously.

Due to COVID-19, we have not been to Barbados since early January and are hibernating at our home in the Boston area. Anita - we will try to come to Barbados this coming Christmas, if it is safe to travel and look forward to seeing you then. Please let us know if there is anything we can do from here.

With much love,
Cardinal Warde & Dinah Sah

Dr. Hon. Cardinal Warde
Prof. of Electrical Engineering (MIT)
Interim Executive Director of
Caribbean Science Foundation (http://caribbeanscience.org/)
CARICOM Research Building
UWI Cave Hill Campus, Bridgetown, Barbados
Cell: 1-617-699-1281
Email: cwarde2@gmail.com Dominica, December 2012

Dr. Dinah Sah
Co-Executive Director, Caribbean Science Foundation
Cell: 617-803-2135
Email: dsah@att.net
Derrice Deane Derrice Deane wrote on September 6, 2020 at 11:11 pm
My sincere condolences and deep sympathy to the entire family. I first met Orlando many years ago, shortly after I arrived in Washington and he was Ambassador to the US as part of his long and illustrious career. He loved and was very proud of Barbados. He always tried to highlight and promote the best of Barbados. It was always enlightening to listen to his perspective on many issues affecting the Caribbean. Over the years I have had the great pleasure of meeting and befriending his wonderful family. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Lydia Patterson Lydia Patterson wrote on September 6, 2020 at 12:12 am
I didn't acknowledge immediately as so much was going through my mind and I am just realizing he's gone reading his bio.
Orlando has always been interesting in discussing everything and anything. Knowledgeable and talented and yet so humble; confident and never arrogant, he showed kindness to every person around him.
Orlando, I like to call my cousin/friend/brother and uncle to my kids and most of all, a model of a good successful black man will be HIGHLY missed.
May God protect him on his way home to be by my Lord/Our God side. While Orlando is gone to be with the Lord, mom Verona and and his father, that good memories of the time spent with us live until we meet again.

Janis Johnson Janis Johnson wrote on September 5, 2020 at 9:58 am
Sleep on in eternal Peace Orlando ?
Myrna Belgrave Myrna Belgrave wrote on September 5, 2020 at 9:21 am
Orlando you have played your part well. May your light and the applause from the ancestors guide you safely on.
Condolences to your family.
Continue to walk tall!!!!
Clyde Griffith Clyde Griffith wrote on September 5, 2020 at 7:32 am
Saddened by the passing of an outstanding Barbadian icon whom I greatly admired and of whom I was fond. He was an inspiration to me in many ways. Condolences to Anita his widow, his many siblings and other relatives and friends. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. An amazing man has left us.
Ronald and Tahmara Young Ronald and Tahmara Young wrote on September 4, 2020 at 11:54 pm
The Young Family express their sincere condolences to the Marville and Briggs Family! Much Love and Prayers!
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