ECUA Board Member Elvin McCorvey Passes Away

January 21, 2019

Emerald Coast Utilities Authority board member Elvin McCorvey passed away on Sunday. He was 74.

McCorvey served on the ECUA board since 1996 and worked for 36 years in the Escambia County School District.

“He was a champion for his constituents and passionate about workforce equality and customer service. Elvin always did the right thing. Politics never played a roll in his decisions. He pushed the hardest for our recent IT upgrades and better customer service. I will miss having him on the board. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time,” ECUA District 1 board member Vicki Campbell said.

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33 Responses to “ECUA Board Member Elvin McCorvey Passes Away”

  1. Frances Coe on January 31st, 2019 12:30 am

    Mr. McCorvey was the nicest gentleman & the best administrator. I was a teacher at
    Woodham High during the 1980s. I thoroughly enjoyed his sense of humor & sincere
    concern for students & teachers. Mr. McCorvey dedicated his life to helping others & he will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him!
    Frances Coe

  2. Searita Moore Jones-Harshaw on January 25th, 2019 6:41 pm

    Mr. McCorvey was the one person during my high school years who encouraged me to continue my education past high school. He offered advice that would have shaped my life like no other. I will miss having lunch with him during my visits to Pensacola. Thank you for caring about so many individuals.

  3. Tonya Del Gallo on January 25th, 2019 3:59 pm

    I went to Workman Middle School where he taught Civics and then became Principal. Even though I highly disliked civics, I really liked Mr. McCorvey. He even came to one of our Woodham Highschool , Class of 1983, reunions. I teased him about that civics class every time I saw him. He will be missed. What a great man!

  4. Frank Rogers, Sr. on January 25th, 2019 2:27 pm

    Our sincere condolences to the McCorvey family, from the Rogers family.

  5. Joe P Maye on January 25th, 2019 12:54 pm

    Rest in Peace Elvin knowing that so many people were touched by your presence..Deepest condolences to the McCorvey Family.
    JPM Class of 62……

  6. Joanne King Carr on January 25th, 2019 9:31 am

    My early years of spiritual growth and development at Mt. Olive Baptist Church were a shared journey with Elvin and the rest of the McCorvey family. What a remarkable journey it was. Even though my family relocated from Pensaola after my high school years, I maintained a sustained relationship with the McCorvey family. I was very proud of the many accomplishments that Elvin achieved.
    My prayers go out to his entire family as they grieve his lost from them, but celebrate his home going to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus, the Christ!
    “…weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5 NIV

  7. Rev. Jeffrey Earl Mills on January 24th, 2019 11:02 pm

    Bro. McCorvey was a giant among men. Passionate about education, committed to Kappa Alpha Psi, and a true FAMU Rattker. He left an indelible imprint on young men and women entering the education profession, and held true to public service. What a life and legacy.

  8. Elnora & Erven Williams on January 23rd, 2019 3:41 pm

    Elnora, Erven, Elandria & Frederick will miss Elvin, our family friend. We were so proud of our friend and his many accomplishments and community service. Our prayers are extended to the family.
    Class Members of 1962, Booker T. Washington High School

  9. Sarah Ball Davenport on January 23rd, 2019 3:14 pm

    Condolences to the Family. From your Classmate BTWashington Class of 1962.

  10. Joyce Harris on January 23rd, 2019 1:51 pm

    My classmate was a wonderful caring and smart
    Man will always be remembered. My prayers go out
    to wife and family

  11. Henry Causey on January 23rd, 2019 10:55 am

    I have known Mr. McCorvey for several years dating back to my childhood at Mt. Olive Baptist church . He was always a caring and spiritual person who spoke kind words of encouragement to myself and siblings. Pensacola will be missing a true champion of during what was right .

  12. Carolyn Hannibal on January 22nd, 2019 10:05 pm

    Elvin was a caring and compassionate person who had the best interest of the people in the community he served. My sincere condolences to his family.

  13. Dee on January 22nd, 2019 7:19 pm

    Oh my goodness, such a loss. He was an awesome gentleman. Prayers for family and friends.

  14. Jan Enfinger on January 21st, 2019 11:16 pm

    Mr. McCorvey was at Workman Jr. High when I was a student there in the late 1960’s. I remember him as a very kind man. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  15. Frank, Modeste & Ida McCorvey on January 21st, 2019 8:41 pm

    Our brother, Elvin, was a kind and generous person. We loved him dearly. Our special bond has been broken. He will be truly missed by us, but God knows best. We are grateful for the outpouring of love and comfort extended to our family from the community. Continue to keep us in prayer, as we strive to accept God’s will. We know that he will not leave us nor forsake us.

  16. Bonnie Exner on January 21st, 2019 8:34 pm


  17. Jimmie Cromartie Steele on January 21,2019 on January 21st, 2019 7:49 pm

    Praying for the classmate of 1962

  18. J. Gregory Griffin on January 21st, 2019 5:35 pm

    Elvin was a nice fellow from good DNA & Stock! He was valued as an astute person of worth. I’ll not ever forget his remarkable unsolicited thoughtfulness & generosity towards my family during the transitional proceedings of my mother sixteen years ago. My
    sincere condolences to his influential siblings, Mt
    Olive and other family members. Ache’ MLK Day 2019. Surely, God is able!

  19. J. Gregory Griffin on January 21st, 2019 5:32 pm

    Elvin was a nice fellow from good DNA & Stock! He was valued as an astute person of worth. I’ll not ever forget his remarkable unsolicited thoughtfulness & generosity towards my family during the transitional proceedings of my mother sixteen years ago. My
    sincere condolences to his influential siblings, Mt
    Olive and other family members. Ache’ MLK Day 2019. Surely, God is able!

  20. Vickie Cravey on January 21st, 2019 5:16 pm

    I worked with Mr. McCorvey @ Wedgewood Middle School and then at B
    T.Washington High where he was principal. He was a good man of God and was always giving warm loving advise. He loved the students and was always willing to give those extra help that needed it. He was a true gentleman.
    Rest in peace my friend. You will be truly missed.

  21. J. Gregory Griffin on January 21st, 2019 4:51 pm

    Elvin was a nice fellow from good DNA & Stock! He was valued as an astute person of worth. My sincere condolences to his to his influential siblings and other family members. Ache’ MLK Day 2019.

  22. Anita Seekford on January 21st, 2019 4:07 pm

    R.I.P. Mr.McCorvey,you were a great help to so many at Woodham high. You will be missed.

  23. JEANETTE FOUNTAIN on January 21st, 2019 4:05 pm

    Mr. Elvin McCorvey believed in equal rights for all mankind.

  24. Marcus & Sharon Jackson Sr. on January 21st, 2019 3:54 pm

    Since a child I have known Mr. McCorvey and his family. May the Peace of GOD rest on his family is my prayer.

  25. Adell Johnson on January 21st, 2019 3:38 pm

    Me r McCorvey was my teacher back in the 60’s.right out of Wedgewood high school.them was good days at school.RIP

  26. Emma Fails on January 21st, 2019 1:15 pm

    Your classmates of Booker T. Washington High 1962 will forever remember you and your kindness. You will be greatly missed.

  27. Wayne Snow on January 21st, 2019 11:55 am

    Thank you for your service, Mr. McCorvey, and for the tremendous positive influence you had on my life!

  28. Cary on January 21st, 2019 11:13 am

    He was wonderful at Wedgwood Middle Scool. I attended 1987-1988. I remember him fondly. Thank you for all you have done. Rest in peace Sir.

  29. GREGORY MACK on January 21st, 2019 10:58 am

    May love and blessings fall down upon his family.

  30. Jenny Morres Pappas on January 21st, 2019 10:28 am

    RIP Mr McCorvey!

  31. Ellen Melton on January 21st, 2019 9:23 am

    Prayers for his family. Thank you for your service.

  32. John Daane on January 21st, 2019 9:01 am

    Elvin was a sweet and caring individual. Always looking for the right thing to do. I will remember him with fond memories. I wish his family and friends the strength required to get past this sad loss.

  33. Theresa Simmons on January 21st, 2019 8:07 am

    Elvin McCorvey was a champion for numerous causes including Christian love, criminal justice, equal rights, education, and community service. He was a light for so many people providing God’s words of wisdom to inspire hope and confidence. My prayers are extended to his family during this difficult time. Elvin McCorvey will be missed, but his spirit and works will remain in hearts forever. Matthew 25:21 Well done, good and faithful servant.

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