Celebration of life for Mr. Willie Norman was held Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 at noon at Bethel Grove Baptist Church, Mansfield. The Rev. Theodis Bell, pastor; Reverend Willie J. Norwood, eulogist. His final resting place was Lawnwood Memorial Park, Covington.
Willie James Norman, Sr. was born September 10, 1931 in Covington to the late Mr. and Mrs. Marshall (Ella Mae Logan) Norman, Sr. He was affectionately called “James” by family and friends. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by one sister, Betty, and five brothers: Marshall, Jr., Rozell, Ulysses, Eugene and Robert. James was educated in the Newton County Public School System. He was employed for 42 years at Gulf Oil Company. On Jan. 19, 1952, he married the love of his life, Lillie Bell Belcher. To this union, three children were born: Glenda, Willie, Jr. and Walter (Lee).
James was a member of Bethel Grove Baptist Church in Mansfield for many years. He was called to his heavenly home on Feb. 20, 2019.
James leaves to cherish his memories, his wife: Lillie Bell Norman; his two sons: Willie (Pat) Norman, Jr. (Duck) and Walter Norman (Lee); one daughter: Glenda Norman Dennis; his four grandchildren: LaTonya Henderson, Carlo Thompson, Keisha Norman and Ashley Dennis; his four great-grandchildren: Deshayna Norman, Christopher Norman, Johnathan Norman and Ava McShan; his three brothers: Bobby (Bertha) Norman, Walter (Willene) Norman and Larry (Hildred) Norman; his three sisters: Thelma Pressley, Hazel Brown and Sarah Frances Norman ; brother-in-law: Bruce Smith; three sisters-in-law: Louise Norman, Cora Norman and Annie M. Roby; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Our beloved James is now at peace.
Services were entrusted to Young-Levett Funeral Home Covington Chapel, 770-786-2944. www.younglevettfuneralhome.com