Lucretia Norris

Lucretia Wilburn Norris, 92, of Jefferson, AL passed away Dec. 17,2014 at Marengo Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held on Sunday December 21,2014 at Jefferson Baptist Church with the Reverend Daniel Gandy and Reverend Tony Antonelli officiating. Burial will follow in the Jefferson Community Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. Kirk Funeral Homes Demopolis Chapel directing. She leaves to cherish her memory three sons and one daughter: James Albert Norris, Jr. (Judy) of Brandon, MS, Mary Beth Shankles of Hot Springs, AR, Merriman Harrell Norris (Brenda) of Albany, GA and George Henry Norris (Carol) of Jefferson, AL brother John Clark Wilburn (Anita) of Demopolis, AL; sister, Daisy Louise Little (Jimmy) of Hartselle, AL; seven grandchildren, Todd Shankles of Atkins, AR, Bart Shankles of Little Rock, AR, Drew Shankles of Brookhaven, MS, Kim Brown (Mike) of Fairhope, AL, Jay Norris (Ashley) of Madison, MS, Jeff Norris (Sarah) of Jackson, MS, Jack Norris (Stephanie) of Gulfport, MS, ten great grandchildren; six nieces and nephews. Lucretia was born January 22, 1922, one of four children to the late Hugh and Bessie Wilburn. She spent her youth in Demopolis, graduating from Demopolis High School and Draughn Business College in Montgomery. She married James Albert Norris, Sr. February 1, 1942, and made their home in Jefferson where they raised four children. She was a loving and caring wife and mother. After graduating, Lucretia began work at the Marengo County ASCS office and later served as Postmaster of the Jefferson Post Office for forty years. She has loved and been an active member in the Jefferson Baptist Church for 72 years. She taught Sunday School and served as church treasurer for over 60 years. She was also a member of the choir. Lucretia was very active throughout the Jefferson Community and was a charter member of the Jefferson Community Club. Other organizations where she served are the Demopolis chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Marengo County Genealogical Society, Historical Society, United Methodist Women, Jefferson Community Cemetery committee and organized a yearly class reunion.

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