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 Kolawolé 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. David’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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