Norma Jean Harrison

January 26, 1932May 15, 2019

Services for Norma Jean Harrison, 87, of Martins Mill, are scheduled for 2:30 pm Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Eubank Funeral Chapel in Canton with Bro. Jimmy Allen officiating. Burial will be in High Cemetery.

Mrs. Harrison passed away May 15, 2019 at her home in Martins Mill. She was born January 26, 1932 in Smyrna, TX to Herman Cecil and Lillie Mae Sandlin Melton.

Norma was a member of the First Assembly of God in Canton. She lived most of her life in the Northeast Texas area. Norma loved gardening, sewing and cooking. She really enjoyed spending time with her family.

Mrs. Harrison is preceded in death by her parents: Herman Cecil Melton, Lillie Mae and Marvin Owens; two husbands: Jack O'Neil Harrison and Billy Courtney; daughter, Brenda Gayle Peterman; sisters, Eva Jane Harrell and Juanita Melton Griffith; and brother, Cecil Wayne Melton.

Norma Jean is survived by her son, Robert Harrison of Martins Mill; daughter, Donna Kitchens of Martins Mill; daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Paul Dale of Martins Mill; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Jerb Melton of Tyler; and sister, Peggy Henry of Lindale.

Pallbearers will be Leslie Melton, Bradley Melton, Oscar Franco, Ted Cox, Cody Vaughn, Tim Davis and Brooks Melton.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm Saturday at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, May 19, 2019


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Robert Reed

May 18, 2019

"Although we grew apart, you were a WONDERFUL mother and friend to me for many years. Forever grateful and with MUCH love,
Robert Reed."

Becky Gaddis

May 17, 2019

I remember our family going to Aunt Norma and Uncle Jack’s house on Christmas Eve. They’d put us kids to bed and Mama and Aunt Norma would cook all night while Daddy and Uncle Jack “helped” Santa. It’s one of my favorite memories because I felt such peace with all of us there. Mama and Aunt Norma were best friends as was Daddy and Uncle Jack. They would laugh so much when we were together. She taught me how to fry an egg without breaking the yolk and she made the very best fried apricot pies! I’m gonna really miss you. I’ll meet you at the gate.

Deborah (Debbie) Hearn Tucker

May 17, 2019

Ohh so many memories. I remember being at her house during canning season. Going to the farmers stand with Uncle Jack getting vegetables she would put up. The fried pies she would make for church sales or gathering. She made the best fried pies. I remember she use to make chocolate gravy for us kids. So I remember her cooking! When I was newly married I called Aunt Norma almost daily for cooking instructions. Seems most family gatherings were at her house with lots of good food.
She taught me about the “black book”. It was a book your name went in if you were bad. I knew I didn’t want my name in there.
I remember her and Uncle Jack singing in church. They were ALWAYS in church.. the pillars of the family! She will be missed but I like to think she’s back with her first love and he was there to welcome her home. I am at peace with that thought.

Kennedy and Bella Franco

May 16, 2019

One of our most favorite memories is when granny would let us play with her hair in her recliner and put all the hair she had into 43 mini pig tails, she laughed so hard and kept them in because she thought she looked pretty hot (even though she wouldn’t admit it) we love and miss you granny


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