Arlette Lenore Crockett
- Published: March 28, 2013
Arlette Lenore (Norvell) Crockett of Millburn, N.J., passed away Friday, March 22. She was 87.
Arlette was born Oct. 18, 1925, in Washington, D.C., in the home of her parents, Joseph M. and Daisy A. Norvell. She graduated from Armstrong High School at the age of 21, with a major in home economics. She worked for several years as a milliner, and was an accomplished seamstress and cook.
In 1948, Arlette married Albert Glenn Crockett, a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. In 1954, Arlette and Albert Crockett moved to Springfield, Ohio, where he started his career as an electrical engineer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The marriage ended in divorce.
Arlette was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Springfield, and lived in Springfield for 46 years, before moving to Millburn to live with her daughter in 2000. There, she attended Fountain Baptist Church in Summit, N.J.
Arlette will be remembered for her wry wit, penetrating observation and persistence in overcoming many challenges. She was a dedicated and loving mother, who will be missed by those whose lives she touched.
Arlette is survived by five children: Mark A. Crockett of Yellow Springs; Leressa R. Crockett of Millburn, N.J.; Kenton J. Crockett of Springfield; Norvell F. Crockett, of Quitman, Miss. and Harmon O. Crockett of Las Vegas, Nev. Her grandchildren include Rebecca Crockett Krankowski, Harmon Crockett, Lyssa Crockett, Justin Crockett, Sarah Crockett, Harmon O. Crockett, Jr. and Gabriel Crockett, along with four great-grandchildren. Survivors also include a nephew, Edward Harris, of Crofton, Md. and niece Marchelle Harris, also of Maryland. Arlette was preceded in death by her ex-husband Albert G. in 2007, and her five siblings, Joseph M. Norvell, Daisy Antoinette Norvell Taylor; Gladys Norvell Harris, William Norvell and Harmon O. Norvell.
Visitation will be held 10:30–11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 28 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Funeral services will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the church, with Pastor Darryl Grayson officiating. Burial will follow in Clifton Cemetery.