Johns-Ridout's Funeral Parlors

2116 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL


Evelyn Lyons Norris

March 12, 1922July 21, 2020

Evelyn Lyons Norris, beloved wife of Nathaniel Hershel Norris and wonderful mother to Anita Norris Webber (Gary) and Leslie Norris Beetley (Phil) died Tuesday, July 21st at St. Martins in the Pines. She was 98. Services with be held at Johns –Ridout's Chapel Southside on Saturday, July 25th. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM with service to follow at 11:00 AM.

Evelyn was recently described by one of her nephews, Phillip Smith, as “a character with character.” Phillip knew her well. She was loved by so many because of her quick wit, infectious laugh and her willingness to help everyone.

Mrs. Norris was blessed to have two wonderful grandsons, Cameron Davis (Abbe). and Benjamin Norris Murray, both of Colorado. She lost her eyesight over the last few years. Sadly, she was never able to see her two beautiful great grandchildren, Evan Kate and Henry Davis Murray. This was one of her biggest regrets.

She is predeceased by her husband Hershel and her 3 sisters Dorothy, Eva and Alice. She leaves many nieces and nephews, whom she dearly loved, and special friends Barbara Fikes, Lanell Fitch, Tracey Duckworth and Helen Pinnon. Ms. Pinnon stated “The ONE she has trusted her entire life, she is now seeing face to face.”

Nephews Wayne Norris, Aaron Norris and Russell Smith along with grandsons Cameron and Ben and son in law Gary Webber will be pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Martins in the Pines Foundation.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 25, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, July 25, 2020


Evelyn Lyons Norris

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jennie shannon

July 25, 2020

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Norris. I lived across the street from her for 16 years when I was a little girl. I loved playing at her house and everything about her. She will be missed.


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