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Edna Elizabeth Norton

April 24, 1931 — May 26, 2021



Edna Elizabeth Brooks Norton, age 90, of Marion, North Carolina, departed to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville.  The daughter of the late Ernest and Beulah Stone Brooks, she was born on April 24, 1931 and was a native of McDowell County, North Carolina. 


She was preceded in death by one grandson, Seth Norton; two sisters, Bertha Mason and Marie Frisbee; and two brothers Forest Brooks and Baby Boy Brooks.


A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Edna enjoyed taking on a new experience and absolutely loved to travel.  Edna’s husband, Paul, meant the world to her, and she cherished him with all her heart.  Having loved the Lord, she was a member of New Horizon Baptist Fellowship in Marion. 


Edna is survived by her loving husband, Paul Lee Norton; three sons, Don Norton, Jerry Norton (Allison) and Dennis Norton (Terri); and one daughter, Kathy Laxson (Jim); four grandchildren, John Paul, Michael, Chris and Erica; eleven great grandchildren; one sister, Judy Byrd (Mike); and several nieces and nephews. 


A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at New Horizon Baptist Fellowship with Pastor Steve Bugenhagen, Jr. and Pastor Phil Murdock officiating.


In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Norton’s memory are asked to consider, New Horizon Baptist Fellowship, 5878 US Highway 221 North, Marion, North Carolina 28752.





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Saturday, May 29, 2021

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2170 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752

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