BEU Extend Condolences To Raynor Family

May 3, 2021

Norma Brown Raynor Bermuda May 2 2021The Bermuda Entertainment Union [BEU] extended their condolences to the family of the late Norma Brown Raynor.

A spokesperson said, “The BEU wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the late Norma Brown Raynor who gave Sterling Service to the Aldano Sextette led by its legendary leader, Mr. Kenneth Smith and several other prominent bands.

“She was an asset to those well-disciplined bands who played in all of our hotels for visitors and residents and at numerous fundraisers held in the community.

“She also played for amateur shows at the Old Opera House, at Debutante Balls and at Miss Bermuda Contests.

“Later in life she became the organist at Heard Chapel AME Church where she delighted the audience along with the late Clarence “Tootsie” Bean.

“Mrs. Norna Brown Raynor was a very humble person who loved to learn and give back.

“The Ministry of Culture and Social Rehabilitation and the Bermuda Federation of Musicians & Variety Artists recognized her for her Outstanding Contributions to Bermuda’s Music on August 31st, 2008, at a programme called “A Day for Sugars.”

“On March 3, 2011, she received a Community Award and was inducted into the BFMVA Hall of Fame for her commitment to the Aldano Sextette and Heard Chapel AME Church.

“May she Rest in Peace for her Sterling contributions to our music history for over 50 years.

“She leaves to cherish her memory daughters, Dorothea Brown and Marquita Burchall [Roderick], grandchildren, Ché Brown and Zulema Burchall, three great-grandchildren, numerous other family, friends and the BEU Family.

“Mrs. Raynor was predeceased by her daughter, Kay Brown Dutton.”

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