Norman Edward Minton
1937 - 2021
{ "" }
Share
Share Norman's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
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




To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Clarion Ledger from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
FEB
22
Visitation
09:00 - 11:00 AM
FEB
22
Funeral services provided by
Order by phone: (866) 764-7853
Memories & Condolences
Guest Book sponsored by Lakewood Funeral Home
Not sure what to say?
View Printed Guest Book
13 entries
February 26, 2021
Norman was like a brother to me. I was honored to play football with him for three years in college, then asked him to coach with me at Ackerman High and we coached together one year at Forest Hill High. All the accolades about him you're reading in this Guest Book are absolutely true and are not overstated. He knew how to motivate kids to be the best they could be and how to discipline them and they didn't resent it. He was a friend to anyone and everyone. There was only one thing he demanded and that was for you to be the best you could be. To the children; David, Ginger and Kathy and all the grandchildren, your loss is so great but know that he is now with the love of his life and has lived a life that is not only memorable to all of us but has been beneficial to all that knew him. I can honestly say Norman made a difference in my life and his friendship is everlasting. I thank God for sending him my way and ask God to bless all who mourn his passing. God's speed, Norman!
Billy Newman
Friend
February 21, 2021
His was a most beloved member of our Brookhaven High School class.
Patricia Byrne
Classmate
February 21, 2021
Group of 10 Memorial Trees
Plant Memorial Trees
Sympathy Gift courtesy of
The Christian Family
February 19, 2021
Good man & a MC classmate I remember with fondness & appreciation.
George Houston
Classmate
February 19, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. you truly made me so proud to call you"COACH".strong right 36 sweep and you better score!
loviett dixon#33
Student
February 19, 2021
Norman was a special person. We lived across from Norman & Tywanna for many, many years. He was so good about bringing me fresh vegetable or giving me recipe he had made up. Loved his family and they loved him. I will miss walking with him or see him walking. Until we see you again RIP.
Linda Davis
Friend
February 19, 2021
David, Ginger and Kathy....Your dad was one of the biggest difference makers in my life. I had the honor and privilege of playing football for him at Forest Hill. He had the unique ability to get in our face and get us motivated. He could tear us down and push us hard but it was always to show us how much more we had to give. At the end of the day he would put his arm around us and build us back up. We always knew he loved us and only wanted the best for us. We all, and I mean all of us, adored Coach. I was fortunate enough to work with him in the summer time painting classrooms at different schools. That's when I really got to know the man. I already knew the Coach and Teacher but my time working with him was special and endeared him to me even more. I had the opportunity to coach youth sports in 4 states over the years and always used things he did as a coach to motivate kids. He was a great man to want to emulate. I will miss him every day of my life.
Tim Brantley
Student
February 19, 2021
NORMAN was one of the first people to welcome me to Forest Hill when I was hired. Working with him was one of the best times of my life he was a great person. The times I spent at his house with his family was another bright spot in my life, I never told him but I loved him I hope the Lord gets as much enjoyment with Norman in heaven as I did on earth. Rest in peace my dear friend.
Sam Brantley
Coworker
February 19, 2021
Norman was one of the absolute best on and off the field. Had an opportunity to coach with him on one occasion . He was loved and admired by all, especially those young people he coached and taught. My condolences to his family and loved Ones
John H Smith
Friend
February 19, 2021
Norman was one of the absolute best, on and off the field. He loved the Lord, his family the countless young people that he taught or coached. We coached together on one occasion and I will always remember his "dry wit" and stories that kept me laughing. An awesome friend and associate that I, along with others will miss him deeply. My condolences to his family
John H Smith
Friend
February 18, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

I never had Coach Minton as a teacher but remember he from when I was a student at Siwell Junior High.
Bill Lott
February 18, 2021
We lived up the street from Mr.Minton. He always shared the fruits of his garden with us. Our son enjoyed asking him questions about the garden and assisting Mr. Minton. We also enjoyed many walks around the lake. He was a treasure. We are better for having him as a part of our life.
Stacy & David Riley
February 18, 2021
Coach Minton was one of the best teachers I had while at Forest Hill High school. He may have had a tough outer shell but, deep down, he had a heart of gold. Rest in Peace Coach, until we meet again!
Cyndee (Pace) Sanville
Student
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences