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Saturday May 29th, 2021

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Edna Elizabeth Norton



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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Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. I will miss seeing you each Friday. May God's peace be with you and the family.
Jewell and C.E. Randolph

Jewell Randolph May 29 2021 12:00 AM

I have known the Norton family for many years. I went to school with Jerry, but knew all of the family as I grew up in the neighborhood and worked for Paul in High School. The Norton family was highly respected in the community. Paul and Edna were wonderful Christian parents, friendly and loving to all that knew them. Ednas sister Judy is a wonderful lady and friend as well. To all of the family, grandchildren, and extended family I send my condolences in the loss of precious Mrs. Edna as she was a extraordinary lady. May God hold you all close as you grieve the passing , but may the beautiful memories you carry in your help your souls heal!

Patti Whiteley Briggs May 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edna Norton

Gail Thomas Dills May 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edna Norton

betty martin jackson May 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edna Norton

Debra N Smith May 28 2021 12:00 AM

To The Norton Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jimmy and Andrea Brooks Allison

Andrea Brooks Allison May 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edna Norton

Harold Arrowood May 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edna Norton

Susan Rhymer May 27 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edna Norton

Karen Norton May 27 2021 12:00 AM

Edna will surely be missed. She was a classy, sweet and kind lady. My sympathy to Paul and her children and grandchildren and to her sister, Judy. Heaven gets sweeter all the time.

Becky Davis May 27 2021 12:00 AM

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