Norma Spates

February 15, 1937February 7, 2021

Norma Spates, age 83, of Harpersville, Alabama passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021. Norma was born February 15, 1937 to Mavis Irene Parrish and John Roy Parrish.

Norma is survived by her sons, Jamie Spates; and Gary Spates (Joannie); daughter, Cathy Spates Roberson; brother, Jimmy Parrish (Kathy), sisters, Daphne Grubb (Paul) and Joan Bryant; grandchildren, Aimee, April, Tonya, Justin, Parrish, Chris, Kirsten, Doug, and Joseph, and twelve great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Arthur Spates; parents, Mavis Irene and John Roy Parrish; brothers, John Raymond "Bo" Parrish; Charles Edward "Chuck" Parrish; and Stephen Roy "Pete" Parrish and sister, Vivian Parrish White.

A visitation for Norma will be held Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Vincent Revival Center, 6121 Co. Rd. 85, Vincent, Alabama 35178, with a funeral service to occur Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Vincent Revival Center, with burial to follow at the Harpersville City Cemetery. Pastor Jason Allums will officiate.

Serving as pallbearers are, Justin Spates, Parrish Spates, Dylan Foster, Douglas Bowman, Landon Baker and Eric Wessler.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Music Ministries at the Vincent Revival Center.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Spates family.


  • James Arthur Spates, Husband (deceased)
  • Mavis Irene Parrish, Mother (deceased)
  • John Roy Parrish, Father (deceased)
  • Jamie Spates, Son
  • Gary Spates (Joannie), Son
  • Cathy Spates Roberson, Daughter
  • Jimmy Parrish (Kathy), Brother
  • John Raymond "Bo" Parrish, Brother (deceased)
  • Charles Edward "Chuck" Parrish, Brother (deceased)
  • Stephen Roy "Pete" Parrish, Brother (deceased)
  • Daphne Grubb (Paul), Sister
  • Joan Bryant, Sister
  • Vivian Parrish White, Sister (deceased)
  • Aimee, Grandchild
  • April, Grandchild
  • Tonya, Grandchild
  • Justin, Grandchild
  • Parrish, Grandchild
  • Chris, Grandchild
  • Kirsten, Grandchild
  • Doug, Grandchild
  • Joseph, Grandchild
  • 12, Great Grandchildren

  • Justin Spates
  • Parrish Spates
  • Dylan Foster
  • Douglas Bowman
  • Landon Baker
  • Eric Wessler


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

  • Burial

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021


Norma Spates

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Loretta Parrish

February 10, 2021

My first family gathering after marrying Charles Parrish was at Maxine's and Authur's house. I always loved going there because we had such great times. I remember sitting under the trees laughing and talking and enjoying the gathering. She was a great cook, also! I love her.