STATE ROAD - Mrs. Bessie Medley Norman, age 97, of State Road, NC passed away at her home on Sunday morning, January
10, 2010. She was born in Allegany Co., NC to the late Oscar and Polly Crouse Medley on November 26, 1912.
The Lord was her Shepherd…and she will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. A prayer warrior went home on Sunday. Bessie Norman, known to many as Ma Bessie, was a blessing to her family, her friends, and her church for she fought many battles on her knees. We will miss her and her prayers. Mrs. Norman was a member of Charity Hill Baptist Church and was retired from Roses in Elkin.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Dennis Raymond Norman; two daughters Edna Aileen Norman and Diris Hayes; two sons-in-law James Shores and Bob Hayes; one grandson Dennis Harrison Shores; two sisters Ruby Norman and May Evans; and one brother Worth Medley.
Surviving are her two daughters and sons-in-law Carol and Lonnie Swaim of State Road, and Wanda and Foy Loyd also of State Road; five grandchildren Judy Newman (and husband Mike), Jimmy Dale Shores (and wife Kay), James Harrison Shores Jr. (and wife Michelle), Robin Hayes-Lake (and husband John), and Angela L. Henley (and husband Danny); twelve great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law Underwood and Edith Medley of Ennice, NC.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday January 12, 2010 at Charity Hill Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Brian Cardwell, Rev. Danny Henley, and Rev. Mickey Brooks will officiate the services. The Family will receive friends at Charity Hill Baptist Church from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM prior to the time of her service. There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at other times at the home of her daughter Wanda Loyd 1868 Mtn. Park Road, State Road, NC 28676. The family is accepting flowers. Moody Davis Funeral Home in Dobson is serving the Norman Family. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com
Published in Winston-Salem Journal on January 11, 2010