OBITUARY

Paul Eugene Norman

November 26, 1959June 3, 2017
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Paul Eugene "Stoogie" Norman, 57, of Bassett who transitioned from earth to glory on Saturday, June 3, 2017. He was born on November 26, 1959 to George Wallace and Mary Jean Norman.

Paul graduated from John D. Bassett High School in1978, where he excelled in football, baseball, and track.

Paul married the love of his life Ophelia on May 11, 1985. Together they raised 4 beautiful children.

Paul loved spending time with his grandchildren affectionately giving them nicknames like "Jelly", "Pootie", "Rose", and "Boy".

As a loving father and devoted husband, Paul made sure his family's needs were met. He worked as a Supervisor at Bassett Walker and Springs, Inc for several years.

In 2006, Paul found salvation and gave his life to Christ. He was a dedicated member of House of Purpose Ministries.

In addition to his family his passions included fishing, sports, raising livestock and his dog Max.

Paul's laughter and humor would brighten any room. He was always straight forward and you loved him for it. Throughout the years he was faced with many challenges, but he persevered and never complained. He was more than a conqueror through Christ who strengthened him. There was no denying his huge heart, giving spirit and sheer will to live. Paul is preceded in death by his brother Willie (Luke) Norman.

Paul is survived by his wife of 32 years, Ophelia Norman of the home; two daughters Stephanie Ross of Bassett, Va, Chelsea (Quinton) McKenzie of Martinsville, Va; two sons Paul Chad Norman of Atlanta, Ga, Xavier (Tonya) Norman of Rocky Mount, Va; 4 beautiful grandchildren Xena Ross, Zamran Ross, Zakayla Ross, and Adelyn McKenzie; two god- children, Corretta and Cornel Martin; four step- grandchildren, Joshua, Destinee, Justice, DaNaja Coleman; his parents George Wallace and Mary Jean Norman of Bassett, Va; three sisters Norma Jean Norman, Pamela (Greg) Wimbush both of Bassett, Va, Melissa Davis of Martinsville, Va; three brothers Jerome Norman of Bassett, Va, Mike Norman of Perth Amboy, NJ, Jeffery (LaToya) Norman of Greensboro, NC; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

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Ken Snell

June 16, 2017

Yesterday I received the news of Stoogie's final journey and acceptance into the presence of the Lord. Although I am stunned by the news, I find comfort in knowing that the longsuffering is no more, and "Stoog" is now at peace. I also find absolute JOY in reflecting back on the memories of my visits with him in years past. May the Lord comfort you all during this certain time of sorrow. I will be certain to visit with you before Summer's end.

Bettie Hairston

June 8, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

VANASA WIMBUSH

June 7, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of your loss I'm just finding out but I promise I will visit u soon Keeping u and your family in prayer luv u

Sarah Martin

June 7, 2017

To The family you have my deepest and sincere sympathy, God told us in his word that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. May God bles s all of you during the days ahead.

Sarah S. Martin

Timmy Price

June 6, 2017

I am sorry to hear about the passing of one of my friends and classmates. Stoogie was always a friend to me. Every time I seen him he always had a smile on his face. I will always remember him. Prayers for all of the family in the coming days!!

Steve Stone

June 6, 2017

Steven Keith Stone Bassett High School Class of 1978 Paul was a great class mate and great friend my prayers are with the family I will always cherish his friendship for ever.

Mary Bunch Carter

June 6, 2017

My sincere condolences to the family. I pray you all take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord.
Please know when we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over and protect us.
Keeping you all in prayer.

Leslie DeBaere

June 6, 2017

Chelsea,"Boo" and the rest of the family: There are no words to provide comfort @ this time. Just wanted to let you all know that my prayers are with you all now and the days to come. May God provide you all with peace. With love, Leslie (Wells) DeBaere

June 6, 2017

My thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this time. May God Bless each one of you during this time.
Kay Flannagan (Martinsville, VA)

June 6, 2017

My thoughts and Prayers are with you during this time. May God Bless each one of you and comfort you with the loss of your Father who is now in Heaven having a great time.
God Bless
Kay Flannagan (Martinsville, VA)

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