Norman Edward Minton
Oct. 23, 1937- Feb. 15, 2021
The visitation is 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. followed by a small family and friends service on Monday, February 22nd at Lakewood Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson. For safety of all, face mask and social distancing will be required when entering the building.
Norman, fondly called "Coach Minton" was a member of Holy Savior Catholic Church in Clinton. He was alumnus of Brookhaven High School, Mississippi College (B.S.), and Jackson State University ( M.Ed.). Norman was a retired teacher and coach, having served at Laurel High School, Ackerman High School, Forest Hill High School and Siwell Junior High School.
"He could get all fired up and get in your face when it came to football. But he always showed his humility the rest of the time. Even through his roughness, I knew he was giving his all to me to be a better football player and person. You won't come across many people like Coach Minton in your life."
-Larry Wall, Forest Hill High School Alumnus
Norman was preceded in death by his father, Willis Eugene Minton, his mother, Norma Ann Negrotto Minton, his wife of 46 years, Etta Tywana Cole Minton, and two brothers, Willis E. "Gene" Minton and John T. Minton and sister, Katherine Minton of Jackson.
Norman is survived by his son, David E. Minton and wife Pattie, two daughters Virginia "Ginger" Minton Bracken and husband Jeff, and Kathy Minton Russell.
Coach Minton truly loved and enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He shared his love for the outdoors by showing them the ropes of fishing and gardening. Minton continued his coaching journey by supporting each of them in any sporting activity they attempted. The seven grandchildren are Douglas, Stephanie, Markus, Bailey, Avery, Robin and Samantha. The three great grandchildren are Jackson, Annie and Wade.
Norman had an impact on many as a coach and teacher, but more importantly as a person. He was a member of the Mississippi Association of Coaches and was selected to the Mississippi College Hall of Fame in 2010.
"Minton certainly deserved to be in the college's Hall of Fame," says Enis Proctor, past executive director of the Mississippi High School Activities Association. "Norman was a fine coach who was as tough as they come."
Donations in memory of Norman Minton may be sent to: Boys & Girls Club of Central Mississippi, 407 Briarwood Drive, Suite #223, Jackson, MS 39206, http://www.bgccm.org/donate-now