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Thursday March 28th, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm

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Friday March 29th, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Esther Smith Norris

Esther Smith Norris, 99, passed away peacefully at her home on March 25, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Elisha A. and Mary Smith. She is predeceased by her husband, Curtis Wilson Norris.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Brenda N. McClenney (Jerry) of Smithfield and Louise N. Blythe (Earl) of Franklin. Her grandchildren, Felicia, Tracy and Chris and six great grandchildren, Brittany, Lauren, Ashleigh, Jarrod, Carter and Caroline along with two great-great grandchildren, Arabella and Grayson.

Esther retired in 1982 from United Virginia Bank. She was a member of Magnolia UMC, The United Methodist Women and was a charter member of the Prime-Time Singers.

Funeral Services will be held at Magnolia UMC, 1764 Wilroy Rd, Suffolk, VA with Rev. Michael W. Harrington officiating on Friday March 29, 2019 at 11 am. Visitation will be at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. on Thursday March 28, 2019 at 6 to 7:30 pm. Entombment will take place at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, 4569 Shoulders Hill Rd on Friday March 29, 2019.

In lieu of flowers family request memorial donations to Magnolia United Methodist Church, Altar Guild 1764 Wilroy Rd. Suffolk, VA 23434.    

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So sorry to hear about your Mom. I worked with her at the bank until she retired and I always thought a lot of her. She has had a good long life. Prayers of comfort for all the family.

Lynn Mason Byrum May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Brenda and Louise, Long long ago my parents D.T. and Florence would come to your parents house on Saturday night to play cards. Your Mom made my brother Randy and me our own bowl of pop corn. Your Dad would let us stay at the table and tell him which card to play. Those were nice times with 2 wonderful people. I send my sincere sympathy.

Faye Elizabeth Gardner May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Brenda and Louise, my heart goes out to you and your families. So sorry to hear of Aunt Esther's passing she was indeed a wonderful and loving person. I will always treasure our time working together at Thornton Furniture. She has always had a special place in my heart. God bless both of you for the way you watched over her. The memories you hold dear will last a lifetime. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, God bless you always.

Richard and Josie Ann May 13 2021 12:00 AM

So sad that you are gone. We know that you are in your heavenly home. Rest In Peace, we will love and miss you always.

Bill and Sharon May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Louise, sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Cheryl and I delivered Meals on Wheels to her for a time. She was a very cheerful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kenny Griffin May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Brenda and Louise, we send our sincere sympathy to each of you and your families at the death of your mother, Aunt Esther. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Esther was always a gracious, joyful and positive lady. I will always have fond memories of her and her wonderful family.

Leslie and Mona Smith May 13 2021 12:00 AM