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Virginia Dare Shelton Norris
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LEICESTER - Virginia Dare Shelton Norris passed away April 19, 2018 at the age of 93. She was with her daughter and family in Stokesdale, NC.
“Dare” was a native of Long Branch in Madison County but resided in Leicester, NC most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Dora Payne Shelton and Levi Shelton. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Gilbert Norris; her son, Donald James Norris and her daughter, Mildred Norris King.
She is survived by daughter, Joyce Greene and husband, Jim; brother, Verlin B. Shelton and wife Barbara; three grandchildren, Tracy King and wife Susan, Gary Norris and wife Kayra, Jennifer Wooten and husband Mike; and great grandchildren, Trenton and Brooks King, Nora and Bella Wooten, Michelle Lott and husband Jeff, Amelia Ray and husband John; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Norris was a member of Georgetown Missionary Baptist Church. She retired from Kmart after 25 years’ service. She was an avid gardener, enjoying vegetables and flowers. She took joy in cooking, being a seamstress, reading, and discovering new flowers and trees to plant. She was a farmer, enjoying caring for all her animals.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm Saturday, April 28, 2018, in the chapel of Madison Funeral Home in Marshall, NC. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be at Poplar Gap Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Poplar Gap Cemetery, made payable to Lottie Mae Gregory, 1485 Poplar Gap Rd, Hot Springs, NC 28748.
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Madison Funeral Services

1750 Hwy 213
Marshall, NC 28753





1:00 PM
Madison Funeral Services

1750 Hwy 213
Marshall, NC 28753

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Poplar Gap Cemetery

2745 Poplar Gap Road
Hot Springs, NC 28743


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