Celebration Of Life For Mrs. Annie Ruth Hardeman Norris Sunrise Sunset
June 8, 1933 August 14, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013 1:00 P.M. Grace United Methodist Church 3145 Washington Street Covington, Georgia 30014 Rev. Matt Murphy, Pastor, Eulogist Assisted By Others.
The Commencement of life for Mrs. Annie Ruth Hardeman Norris began on June 8, 1933 to the parentage of Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm (Iola) Hardeman. Born in Monticello, Georgia she was the second child of twelve.
She moved from Madison, Georgia to Covington, Georgia at the age of six and started attending the Washington Street School. While attending Washington Street School she was involved in many activities such as basketball, chorus and theatre. Annie was known on the basketball court for her great push shot, but it was during her thespian involvement that she played wife to her future husband Mr. James Norris. Annie graduated from Washington Street School in 1952. After graduation she moved to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Apex School of Cosmetology. She graduated from Apex in 1954 and worked as a licensed beautician for over 50 years.
Annie loved the Lord and accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church for over seventy years. While a member she served in many capacities, she served as a communion steward for over 20 years, but her fondest memories were singing in the choir while her son Neville played the piano. On November 6, 1955 she married the love of her life Mr. James Norris. To this union four children were born, James (Tony) William Norris, Jr. and Jerome Neville Norris preceded her in death. Annie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Nothing was more important to her than family. Her most enjoyable moments were spent with her family singing, cooking and laughing. Her sweet demeanor and loving concern shall be deeply missed by her family.
She is survived by her husband, Mr. James William Norris, two children, Mr. Derek Derrell Norris, Mr. & Mrs. Sean (Nerissa) Burress, three grandchildren, Nashica Hamm, Risean Burress, and Rhien Burress, two great grandchildren, Cailen and Chloe Hamm, three sisters, Ms. Lula Maude Hardeman, Ms. Miriam Avery and Ms. Sandra Sawyers, five brothers, Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm Hardeman, Jr., Mr. Eddie Hardeman, Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Hardeman, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hardeman and Mr. Reginald Hardeman and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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