Granville Worrell

Obituary of Granville Worrell

Granville Worrell was called by the Lord to eternal rest on Thursday, October 7, 2021. He was born on September 16, 1938 to his parents, Cecil Cumberbatch and Eldica Worrell in the St. Peter Parish on the Island of Barbados. He grew up with his brother,Elwin, and attended school in the local community. He had a dog named Rex and rode around on a Vespa scooter as his form transportation. 

 

As Granville grew older, he took up carpentry and was very passionate about this trade.  He travelled all the way to the British Virgin Island of Tortola to pursue this career. 

He would move to Canada for a short time where he worked in construction. This is where he met his future wife, Judy Devonish and followed her to the United States.

 

On August 9, 1969, Granville  married Judy at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Harlem, New York. In 1971, they welcomed their first child , Derwin Worrell,  and  eventually settled in Queens, New York.

 

In 1980, Granville  married his second wife, Evelyn Meyers. Shortly after, he had his second son ,Byron Worrell, and some years later he would have a third son, Devin Worrell.

 

While in Queens, Granville took on the career of a salesman, selling various products, but he was a carpenter by trade. Honestly, he was a jack of all trades, there was not anything that he couldn’t do. As he aged, Granville spent his time working at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He was a diligent employee, he worked there for ten years until he finally retired.  

 

Throughout his life, Granville loved serving God and was a faithful member of Grace Church. Every Saturday, in preparations for church service, he would mop the floors, rake the leaves, shovel the snow, etc. What ever his church needed, he was happy to oblige. He even was a member  of the church choir.  Granville was also a talented piano player, a skill that he and his grandson, Austin Worrell, shared and  bonded over.

 

 

Granville is survived by his three sons; Derwin Worrell, Byron Worrell and Devin Worrell; niece Lisa Worrell and grandson, Austin Worrell.

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Friday
15
October

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, October 15, 2021
The Episcopal Church of Grace and Resurrection
100-17 32nd Avenue
East Elmhurst, New York, United States
Friday
15
October

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, October 15, 2021
The Episcopal Church of Grace and Resurrection
100-17 32nd Avenue
East Elmhurst, New York, United States
The Family of Granville Worrell Invites you to attend the funeral service online with them at the Episcopal Church of Grace and Resurrection. Live stream begins at: 11:00am on Friday, October 15, 2021. Click the Livestream info tab to your left. Ask to be invited into the group, the funeral home will accept your request. The live stream will begin automatically at the time of the funeral service.

Interment

St. Margaret's
1000 Washington Ave.
Plainview, New York, United States
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