Ernest Bradley Norman

November 23, 1961May 15, 2018
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Ernest Bradley Norman, age 56, went to heaven on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Ernie passed at home surrounded by family and friends. Ernie was born on November 23, 1961 in Burlington, NC son of Paul Ernest Norman, Jr. and Edna Mae Cheek Norman. Ernie retired from the United States Marine Corps after proudly serving for twenty years. He was a decorated Desert Storm veteran who was awarded six Good Conduct Metals, just to name a few. After his retirement, he began his sixteen year career with Lockheed Martin. During his time with Lockheed, he was awarded two very prestigous awards. The first is the Nova Award and the second is the AeroStar Award. These awards are presented to select teams and individuals who have made excellent contributions to the corporation's mission and business objectives. He was always known to be the one that makes things happen, take on new challenges and never accept anything but the best. After fighting cancer for over two years, he continued until his last breath, fighting and thinking of others instead of himself. He never complained or questioned why he was sufering from a disease that took so much away. He lived every minute looking to do something for someone else in order to make their day better. He knew exactly what to say or exactly when to listen. If you knew Ernie, you always left with a great feeling. He continued this until his last breath on earth. Ernie is preceded in death by his brother, Todd Norman. He is survived by his parents; his loving wife of almost thirteen years, Pat Jordan Norman; son, Bradley (Amber) Norman; daughter, Britney (Nick) Goodwin; grandchildren, Coey, Caden, Victoria and River; sister, Cynthia (Michael) Parrish; nephews, Kyle (United States Air Force), Zach, Chris, Sebass; one niece, Sophia. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Tuesday, the 22nd of May, 2018 at Stamp Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Cory Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the GA National Cemetery at one-thirty with full military honors presented. Serving as pallbearers are Dave Holmes, Albert Craig, Jack Davis, Tony Dulaney, Brian Blashka and Karl Gross. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock in the evening until eight on Sunday the 20th of May, 2018 as well as Monday the 21st of May, 2018 at Owen Funeral Home. In lieu of customary remembrances memorial donations may be made in Ernie's honor to Bartow County Relay for Life. Please visit to post tributes and sign the on-line register. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.


  • Pat Norman, Wife
  • Paul Ernest Norman Jr., Father
  • Mae Cheek Norman, Mother
  • Bradley (Amber) Norman, Son
  • Britney (Nick) Goodwin, Daughter
  • Cynthia (Michael) Parrish, Sister
  • Ernie also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Coey, Cayden, Victoria and River.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Tim&Candis Berube

May 21, 2018

We miss you BROTHER
We will meet again.
Prayers to Pat and your family

Mike Marguliz

May 21, 2018

From the first day I met Ernie it was easy to see he was likable and someone you wanted to become friends. He a marine from N.C. and me a sailor from a bit further north we would usually banter back and forth about one thing or another. Always in jest. That was Ernie's way. As everyone knew me as Mike, he was always keen on calling me Mikie. The only person outside of my immediate family to do so. My fondest memories with Ernie at work or on the golf course always involved his gracious attitude and ability to bring humor and fun to any situation. I am saddened by his loss for he was a good friend and a better man than most.

David Heard

May 21, 2018

We are proud to have known the presence of your positive spirit.
Your example of excellence.
Your faithfulness to God and country.

Go in peace. Your Holly spirit will endure for ever.

Rhonda Davis

May 19, 2018

Ernie we a very sweet man and a big time family man he was always positive about everything. Ernie was a great person may he rest in peace.

Rick Copp

May 19, 2018

Ernie was a great friend to all who new him, he was also a Marine and a patriot. I enjoyed working with Ernie for several years at Lockheed Martin on both the F-22 and C-5 programs. We shared some quality time together over that stretch. Ernie was well respected by all who knew him and will be remembered by most. Rest in Peace my friend. Semper Fi!

Jack and Barbara Davis

May 19, 2018

Thank you our dear friend for all the wonderful memories. You are loved.

Marsha Jump

May 19, 2018

Prayers for the family during this time of heartache. God will comfort you in ways you never thought were possible. Cherish the memories you have.

Van Shiflett

May 18, 2018

I met Ernie when he came to Lockheed Martin. You had to like him. He was an upbeat guy, never saying anything negative about anyone ( We won't mention Politicians, though). It usually takes me a while to get to know someone, but I liked Ernie right away.
The only time I remember him getting "mad", was when the doughnuts ran out. I talked with him about a week before he passed. He said he would try to hang on till I got back from Missouri, but God had other plans for him. My wife and I came back the morning he passed. We tried, my brother. God bless Pat and the rest of your family. You will be missed!

Chris Sapienza

May 18, 2018

I remember the first time I met Ernie down in the shop working on top of an F22 fighter jet in final assembly. He was so helpful to point out certain electrical issues where while he was wiring up the plane and then we began to speak out life while solving problems with CA ( Lockheed term ).
Later on we became good friends and When breaks would roll around in the shop I found myself having coffee with him and his coworkers out in the shop. Earnie always had a way of making you feel comfortable and right at home. Later we road to many places with his lovely wife Pat who he always called “pumpkin”. His relationship with his wife and love for others reminded me of my late wife Emily who also went home to her King in early 2003 .
It’s amazing how much both Earie and Pat had brought comfort to me during that time that we just went on long rides on our bikes and the therapy it brought with it just being with the both of them .I later went on charity rides with them enjoying the beauty that the Lord provided all around us.
When I heard Earnie was in a hard place I called a week before he passed away and was so blesses in hearing his voice in spite of all that was being thrown at him and Pat . I encouraged him and mentioned how he was my brother and he spoke of things like going to Alessandro’s .
Later I found out he went home to the Lord and my weeps for the loss of missing a great friend and buddy as well as one who I know as a Good Samaritan..he would drop everything and come help you ! Luke 10: 33-36
Love you brother and greet my queen when you see her for me!
Chris Sapienza

David Hicks

May 18, 2018

Ernie Norman was one of the finest people I have ever met and I sincerely believe one of the best men this world has ever seen.
Always cheerful, seemingly boundless energy, always had something to say that would make you smile.
Our Legion Riders meetings almost never finished because we were laughing so much and having such a great time because he was there.
He brightened the lives of a great many people and to know Ernie was a fantastic blessing in your life.
He will be missed by everyone.


The following letter Ernie wrote to all his Lockheed friends on May 7th,
3 days after they had a fund raiser for him. 8 days before he died.

To all my many Friends, all for I am indebted, none for which I deserve. Your kindness and generosity
are far more than a simple man as myself deserves. I want you to know what you all did will make a
difference for Pat and I as we journey the next few months.

For my 20 years active duty as a marine to my 15 years at Lockheed, I have been allowed to wake
up every day and know that I did what I loved and no one could be luckier or happier.
For the record, you can't be any happier than claiming the title of Untied States Marine or Friend to many.

To all of you:
I was fortunate enough to have a great childhood and great role models, friends and family. I hope all
of you can be fortunate enough to wake up everyday with the joy I possess.

Thank you for all your support and love.

Semper Fi