Lance Ross Norwood, Jr. entered into Eternal Rest on January 21, 2021. He left this world the way he was born into it, wrapped within the arms of his loving parents.
Lance, Jr. was born on February 10,1998 in Boston, MA. He attended school at St. Anne and the Academy of the Pacific Rim, both in Hyde Park.
Lance loved to be surrounded by nature and had a passion for animals and children. He had an ear for music and you could find him listening to anything from Mozart to Fleetwood Mac to Wiz Khalifa.
Lance, Jr. was an extremely talented athlete. He was an All Star Baseball player who played on many local teams in Hyde Park, Dedham, and with various elite baseball clubs. Lance also excelled at Taekwondo and boxing. One of his many dreams was to become a professional boxer. Lance was also very creative and could often be found in the kitchen preparing his own unique culinary masterpieces or taking photographs of Boston’s architecture, family, friends and nature.
Above all, Lance fiercely loved his family and friends.
Lance Ross, Jr. is the adored son of Lance and Kristie Norwood. The beloved brother of Michael Norwood. Loving Grandson of Violet P. Owens of Florida and Richard DeVoe of South Boston. Cherished Nephew of Stacey Hanrahan of Melrose; Vicky and Gary Parker of Virginia; Darice Corey of Connecticut; Ricky and Jackie DeVoe of South Boston; Suzanne DeVoe and Victor Valles of Dorchester; and Mark Norwood of Connecticut. Cousin of Marissa, Jason, Tristan, Liam, Sophie, Eloise and Baby DeVoe-Valles. He also leaves behind many other extended family members and friends.
Our family wants to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support while we navigate through the tragic loss of our son.
We especially want to thank all of the incredible nurses at BMC SICU. They not only cared for our son but also took our place as his parents since we couldn't be there personally due to COVID. Kendra, Bethany, Judy, Cindy, Tricia, Jennifer, Tintra, Kate, Arthur, Katie and Odessa - thank you all from the bottom of our heart for taking care of our son as if he were your own child. We will never forget your compassion and kindness.
Private services were held in Lance's honor on January 27, 2021.