"For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His Holy Name." Psalms 33:21.
Victoria Nebraska Burleson Norris, 90, went peacefully to be with her heavenly Father on Monday, February 6, 2012 in Leesburg , FL. She was born in Grundy , Virginia , the daughter of William Grover Burleson and Nellie Jane Ratliff Burleson.
She was preceded in death by her husband John Paul Norris to whom she was married for sixty seven years. Also preceding her in death are sisters, Maggie Viola McCraw, Opal Crosby, Joann Moulton and brother, Thomas Dincle Burleson.
Victoria and Paul's surviving children are daughters Betty Jane Craft (husband Irvin) of The Villages, FL, Patricia Von Viers (husband Richard) of Abingdon , VA , Susan Paulette Mays (husband James) of Bristol , VA , Sallie Gail Phillips (husband Ronald) of Glade Spring , VA ; sons John Paul Norris of Birmingham , AL and Joel Frederick Norris (wife Edwina) of Kill Devil Hills , NC .
Victoria 's sisters are: June Holland of Roanoke, VA and Jackie Rowe of Troutville, VA.
Also surviving are 15 very special and loved grandchildren: Cindela, Suzanne, Hope, Tamela, DeAnna, Adam, Andrew, Julia, Johnathan, Jayma, Joy, Whitney, Jason, Lindsey, and John Paul (Trey). She also leaves sixteen great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Victoria loved her family greatly. Her grandchildren were the delights of her life. She leaves us remembering her great cooking, her beautiful flowers, her love for her family and her great love for God.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 11, 2012 in the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service with Rev. Alan Moor officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens .
The family will receive friends at the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway , Abingdon , VA from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Friday, February 10, 2012.
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The family of Mrs. Norris is being cared for by the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway , Abingdon , VA 24210 (276) 623-2700
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