Norma O (Royall) Hambric
April 13, 1930 – October 8, 2021
Norma Westbrook (Royall) Hambric of Abilene, Texas peacefully departed for her home in Heaven on the morning of October 8, 2021 at the age of 91. She will be very missed by her large extended family and a great many friends. She has now joined her family in Heaven which includes her husband and the father of her children, Rev. Dan Royall, son David Royall, brother Arnold Westbrook, her second husband Jack Hambric, son-in-law Tommy Haile, great-grandson Daniel Hook, and her father and mother Otis Westbrook and Virdie (Rister) Westbrook.
Norma was born on a multi-generational family farm on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River at Hawley Texas on April 13, 1930. She graduated from Hawley High school in 1947 as the Salutatorian of her class. The following day she married her one and only sweetheart Dan, who was a musician, carpenter and later a preacher; he pastored several churches around the Abilene and West Texas area. Norma was fond of saying she loved being a farmer’s daughter and a preacher’s wife – and a mother and grandmother many times over.
After her husband Dan’s death, she worked in daycare in the infant nursery for several years before she retired. She later married her best friend’s brother, Jack Hambric, who was also very loved by Norma’s family. Memaw (as her many offspring called her) was known for her powerful prayers – the grandkids would say “Let’s call in the Big Guns – we will ask Memaw to pray!” She could move heaven. She loved country gospel music and was fond of watching her “music shows” on Saturday night, namely the Grand Ole Opry.
Norma is survived by her eldest daughter, Linda Royall of Washington, DC, Linda’s children Ric Rogers, and Leah Rogers, great grandchildren Ryky Rogers and Brittany Gibson, Karen Rogers, Sarah Rogers and Hannah Rogers all of Texas, Kristalinda Brown of Oklahoma, and Jason Rogers and his wife Courtney of Colorado; great-great grandchildren Brylee, Brad, Kaylin, Kaytie, Kadian, Caspian, and Lilly.
Also surviving are her late son David Royall’s children Mary Adcock and her husband Sheldon, Rev. Stephen Royall and his wife Sharon, and David’s widow Sharon, and children Kristen and Cody O’Donnell and his wife Alisah and their son Baxter and other great grandchildren, Bryson and Seth Adcock, and Rachel O’Donnell all of Texas.
Norma also leaves behind her youngest daughter Karen Haile of Eula, Texas and her children Philip Haile and wife Robin, Jacob (Jake) Haile and his wife Samantha all of Texas; and Joshua Haile (Arkansas); great grandchildren Brooke Lanier and her husband Luke, Thomas Haile, Shelby Haile (AK) Gabriel Haile, Kaleb Haile, JD Haile and Abby Haile (AK). Great-great grandchildren Rhiannon, Eveleigh and Kendra all of Texas. In all Norma leaves behind 35 offspring.
Survivors also include Norma’s sister Chris Jones and her sister-in-law Lola Mae Westbrook and many beloved nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Norma was along-time member of North Park Baptist Church, Abilene, and taught many children through the years as a Sunday School teacher. She was a perfect example of a Godly woman as described in Proverbs 31.
Services for Norma are under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home. Family Visitation is Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 6-9 pm and funeral services at 11 am on Wednesday October 13, 2021 in the Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 S in Abilene. Interment will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park.
- Ric Rogers, Pallbearer
- Philip Haile , Pallbearer
- Joshua Haile , Pallbearer
- Stephen Royall , Pallbearer
- Jacob Haile , Pallbearer
- Ryky Rogers, Pallbearer
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Norma O (Royall) Hambric
October 18, 2021
Ms. Norma, no more pain or suffering where you are says God in his book of ECCLESIASTES 9:5 & 10