GIBSONVILLE Clarence Morgan Norris, Sr., age 85, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 15, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of 64 years to Bernelle Griffin Norris, the love of his life whom he married in 1949.
Clarence was born on February 23, 1927 in Branchsville, South Carolina to the late Clarence Morgan Norris, Sr. and the late Pearl Berry Norris. He graduated from Branchsville High School as valedictorian of his class in 1926. He was employed with Southern Bell Telephone Company until his health failed and he also was an active member of the Burlington Telephone Pioneers. Clarence was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in McLeansville and he enjoyed gardening and working in his yard. He loved college basketball, Nascar and cooking. He enjoyed crocheting and made things to give to family and friends. Clarence was an inspiration to many during his lifetime and a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Bernelle Griffin Norris of the home; daughter, Beryl Anne Mayberry of Whitsett and a son, Ken Norris and wife, Lynn of Gibsonville; granddaughter, Andria Martin and husband, David of Greensboro; great granddaughter, Allie Martin; step granddaughter, Christy Mayberry of Greensboro; step grandson, Neil Mayberry of Greensboro and step grandchildren, Alexis Mayberry and Neil Mayberry; brothers, Johnny Norris of Branchsville, SC, Tommy Norris of Jacksonville, Florida; twin brother, Clifford Norris of Jacksonville, Florida and Mike Norris and wife, Jane of St. George, SC. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Carl Norris.
A service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Tim Stevens and the burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park in Greensboro. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance- Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington,NC 27215 or First Baptist Church of Whitsett, 7006 Burlington Road, Whitsett, NC
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com