A memorial service will be conducted at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, October 28, 2017 at St. Marks Baptist Church, 96 Hobbs and Briggs Road, Buena Vista, Georgia.
Colvin was the youngest son born to the late Smith Minter and Susie Anna Murray Minter on January 9, 1953 in Ellaville, Schley County, Georgia. He was preceded in death by one uncle Felton Minter. He was educated in the public school system of Schley County, Georgia where he acquired his high school diploma from John Lewis High School in 1973. While in high school Colvin was a valued basketball player. Following high school he attended South Georgia Technical College in Americus, Georgia. During the 2000-2001 basketball seasons he coached the Kings Academy Basketball Team of Americus, Georgia. Colvin was a faithful Steward at St. Paul A.M.E. Church and Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church, in Oglethorpe, Georgia; he also served as Assistant Superintendent of Sunday school at Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church.
Colvin was united in holy matrimony for 43 years to the late Queen Esther Tookes Minter. To this union they were blessed with one daughter Colbretta Q. Minter and one grandson, Jonathan Luke Thompson. He enjoyed assisting his wife in raising foster children and in his past time he enjoyed racing motorcycles, boating, and fishing.
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Colvin completed his task on Earth for the rewards that was granted to us by our Heavenly Father. “Let not your hearts be troubled, nor let it be afraid.”
He leaves to cherish his memories: a daughter, Colbretta Q. Minter, Ellaville, Georgia; grandson, Jonathan Luke Thompson, Ellaville, Georgia; an adult child, Courtland Edwards, Atlanta, Georgia; a brother, John Smith Minter, Americus, Georgia; four uncles, C.W. Minter (Rotha Mae), Eastman, Georgia, Milton Minter, Sr. (Irene), Buena Vista, Georgia, Clarence Minter(Marjorie), Buena Vista, Georgia and Willie Minter(Louise), Buena Vista, Georgia; one aunt, Mary Lou Minter, Buena Vista, Georgia; brothers/sisters-in-law, Henry L. Tookes (Naomi), Jacksonville, Florida, Willie E. Tookes (Mrs. Tookes) , Macon, Georgia, Doddie Tookes, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Gloria Dean Thomas (Rev. James), Buena Vista, Georgia, Irma Tookes, Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Mary Ann Edwards, Montezuma, Georgia; and a godbrother, Leonard Tyson, Americus, Georgia.